Keyspan Ships Revolutionary USB Server for PCs and Macs

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Keyspan's new USB Server enables attached USB devices to be used and shared by client PCs on a LAN. In addition to printers, the USB Server supports other USB devices such as scanners and multi-function printers.

Client PCs can be wired or wireless - providing a great way to print from a Wi-Fi-based laptop.

Keyspan, America's #1 brand of USB connectivity products*, announces it is now shipping its revolutionary USB Server that connects USB devices to a Mac or PC via a wired or wireless Ethernet-based LAN.

The Keyspan USB Server has an MSRP of $129 and is available to resellers from Ingram Micro, Wynit and D&H; and to consumers at CompUSA, CDW, and other leading computer products resellers.

Much like a USB print server, the USB Server enables attached USB devices to be used and shared by client PCs on a LAN. In addition to printers, the USB Server supports other USB devices such as scanners and multi-function printers.

The USB Server provides 4 ports for connecting to USB devices at Full Speed USB (12 Mbps). It connects to 10/100 Ethernet networks via an RJ45 connector and supports static IP, DHCP, and Apple's

Rendezvous address assignment. Client PCs must be running Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher.

"The Keyspan USB Server makes it possible to share USB printers and USB scanners across a LAN in a home office, small office or classroom," stated Mike Ridenhour, president of Keyspan. "Client PCs can be wired or wireless - providing a great way to print from a Wi-Fi-based laptop."

About Keyspan

Keyspan products provide "Connections for Your Computer." The company's first products provided serial ports for connecting to traditional computer peripherals such as modems, printers and graphics tablets. Over time, Keyspan has expanded its horizons, connecting the PC and Macintosh to other items found in the home, school and office.

Editors can reach Keyspan at 510-222-0131 or via e-mail at info@keyspan. The Keyspan website is located at http://www.keyspan.com

Contacts:

Mike Ridenhour, Keyspan, 510-222-0131 x102; mike@keyspan.com

Bill Gram-Reefer, WORLDVIEW, 925-215-8463; reefer@worldviewpr.com

  • NPD Distributor Hardware Accessory Report shows that Keyspan is the top selling brand of USB connectivity products for the last three years. Keyspan's cards, hubs, cables and adapters offer reliable

connectivity solutions for the home, school, and office.

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