IOGEAR today announced start of shipments for its Wireless USB (W-USB) Hub & Adapter Kit. The GUWH104KIT is certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) and FCC.
The kit consisits of a four-port USB 2.0 hub and separate wireless adapter and supports wireless USB connectivity at raw speeds up to 480 Mbps. The hub can associate with up to three different laptops or PCs, using W-USB adapters. It also features four USB ports and connects to wired USB devices, such as printers, scanners, MP3 players and external hard drives up to 30 feet away.
The kit requires Windows XP SP2, with Vista support to follow later this year. It is available immediately at $199.95 MSRP.
Belkin announced yesterday that its Wireless USB Hub (F5U302) [previous story] now meets the USB-IFs Wireless USB Specification requirements, ensuring compatibility with other Wireless USB devices.
The product is scheduled to ship starting next month in the US for $199.99 MSRP.
D-Link and Iogear have both announced certification for their first Wireless USB products.
D-Link's DUB-2240 4-port Wireless USB Hub and DUB-1210 Wireless USB adapter, and Iogear's Wireless USB Hub & Adapter Kit have both received Certification against the Wireless USB 1.0 Specification by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).
Belkin today announced its Certified Wireless USB hub.
The F5U302 provides a single Wireless USB connection between a host computer and up to four USB 1.1/2.0 devices. The product comes with an adapter for the host computer. Transfer speed is spec'd at 480 Mbps (raw data rate) with a 30 foot range.
Belkin did not say whether this product would replace its "Cable Free USB Hub", which is not interoperable with this new product or any other Certified Wireless USB products.
The product will be available in "late August" for $199.99 suggested list.
With Freescale gone from the UltraWideBand market, Belkin is moving on to fully join the ranks of "Certified Wireless USB" vendors. Belkin showed a new version of wireless USB hub and dongle at last week's Consumer Electronics show.
The Wireless USB Hub with Wireless USB Adapter uses certified wireless USB technology from WiQuest, instead of the Wisair chipset used in its "Cable-Free USB Hub" which is just starting to become widely available. The datasheet for the product specs throughput at "up to 80Mbps of real throughput" and says it will interoperate with other certified wireless USB devices.
The new product is slated to be available in May at $199.99 suggested list.
(LAS VEGAS, NV) ASUS today announced that it is introducing a new line of 'Wireless for HDMI' products, including accessory devices and embedded designs to simplify connections between home audio and video electronic components. The new products use Tzero ultra wideband and Analog Devices JPEG2000 technologies and are aimed at distribution of high-definition video streams around the home.
(Las Vegas, NV) UWB patent-meister Pulse~LINK announced that it be demonstrating its UWB-based CWave Whole-Home Interactive HD system at next week's Consumer Electronics show.
The system claims "true room-to-room networking of interactive HD multimedia content" using UWB technology. But it uses a home's coax cabling for the room-to-room part and goes wireless only within a room.
(CAMPBELL, CA) Ultra Wideband chipmaker Wisair today announced two new Wireless USB reference designs. Both designs use the company's latest 542 Certified Wireless USB chip, which was recently granted WiMedia PHY registration.