USB print server27 Apr, 2004
USB print server
RICHMOND, CA—Keyspan, a provider of USB connectivity products, announces it is now shipping its 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 four 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." The Keyspan website is located at http://www.keyspan.com.