Extron announces fibre optic USB extender

Extron Electronics has introduced the FOX USB Extender Plus, which extends signals from USB peripheral devices extreme distances over fibre optic cabling.

The extender supports USB 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, and 1.0 devices with data rates up to 480 Mbps. Used in conjunction with an Extron FOX Series DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, or VGA extender, the FOX USB Extender Plus is capable of transmitting KVM signals very long distances over a fibre optic infrastructure.

Direct connection of USB peripherals to a remote host eliminates the need for additional IP network drops, equipment, software, or drivers. For streamlined integration, the transmitter includes USB peripheral emulation that supports trouble-free booting of the host.

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