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Tripp Lite Introduces Two New All-in-One USB Over Cat5 Extender Hubs

u2244r4r-setup.jpgChicago, IL (January 13, 2009)—Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power and connectivity solutions, has introduced two new, all-in-one USB Over Cat5 Extender Hubs (Models U224-1R4-R and U224-4R4-R).

The U224-1R4-R consists of a 3-port USB 2.0 hub and a 1-port remote receiver. The U224-4R4-R consists of a transmitter and a 4-port USB remote hub. Both models enable peripheral devices to be located up to 150 feet from a computer using inexpensive Cat5e/Cat6 cabling. Each includes an AC adapter to supply power to the remote end of the installation. No drivers or special software are required to install and use the extenders.

The U224-1R4-R enables up to four peripherals to be connected to a single computer (three local and one remote). Users simply plug the hub into the USB port of a computer, connect three peripherals to the hub, run Cat5e/Cat6 cable from the hub to the remote receiver, and connect a fourth peripheral to the receiver. The U224-4R4-R enables four remote devices to be connected to a single computer. Users simply plug the transmitter into the USB port of a computer, run Cat5e/Cat6 cable from the transmitter to the remote hub, and connect four peripherals to the hub.

“Our new USB Over Cat5 Extender Hubs are all-in-one solutions,? said David Posner, Tripp Lite’s Director of Product Marketing for Connectivity Products. “This offers users a significant advantage over similar products currently on the market, which require the purchase of separate components. And because they also offer plug-and-play convenience, they’re simple to install and use.?

For more information on Tripp Lite’s new all-in-one USB over Cat5 Extender Hubs and the entire USB Hub product line, go to:
http://www.tripplite.com/USBhubs

About Tripp Lite
Outstanding product reliability and exceptional service have been Tripp Lite trademarks for more than 85 years. Tripp Lite’s innovations include the world’s first UPS system designed specifically for personal computers, and the world’s most trusted premium surge suppressor—the Isobar®—with more than 16 million in use. Tripp Lite maintains the highest level of ready-to-ship inventory in the industry with more than 1,000 different products, including UPS systems, rack systems, PDUs, PowerAlert software for enterprise-level system management and control, surge suppressors, KVM switches, cables and connectivity products, inverters, power strips, notebook accessories and more. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Tripp Lite maintains a global presence with fully staffed offices worldwide. Additional information, including a list of Tripp Lite’s sales offices and authorized reseller partners, can be found by visiting Tripp Lite’s website: www.tripplite.com.

Media Information
Gloria Wong – Media / Public Relations Manager
773.869.1229 / fax 773.869.1935
gloria_wong@tripplite.com

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