USB 2.0 over fiber extender — 500m

USB-based devices are notoriously hard to extend. The USB specification limits maximum cable lengths to 5 meters (about 16 feet 5 inches), which leaves many applications searching for an extension solution.

Hi-Speed (USB 2.0) cameras in particular often are left short in collaborative spaces, especially considering huddle rooms, meeting rooms, classrooms and lecture spaces are increasingly integrating cameras for recording and remote conferencing.

TechLogix tackled the issue with the TL-FO-USB2-01, which transmits Hi-Speed, Full Speed and Low Speed USB signals up to 500 meters (1,640 feet) using duplex fiber optic cabling.

The TL-FO-USB2-01 features a built-in four port hub and supplies 500mA power to connected devices, and is compatible with all USB 2.0 and USB 1.1. devices.

Features

  • Extends USB up to 500m (1,640 feet) over fiber optic cabling
  • Compatible with USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) and USB 1.1 (Low Speed and Full Speed) devices
  • Not compatible with USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) and USB 3.1 (SuperSpeed+) devices
  • Supports USB speeds up to 480 Mbps
  • Includes both a transmitter (host) and receiver (client)
  • Receiver features built-in four port hub
  • Receiver provides 500mA power/charging to connected devices
  • System powered on the receive end – no power required at the transmitter
  • Requires duplex fiber (two strands)
  • Duplex LC fiber connectors on both the transmitter and receiver
  • Plug-and-play, no drivers required
  • FCC Class B certified
  • Durable metal housing
  • Compatible with all major computer operating system

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