At long last, IOGEAR annouunced the availability of its Wireless USB hub, which will pair wired USB connections with the ability to send information wirelessly across short distances.
IOGEAR’s product is officially known as the GUWH104KIT, and consists of a router with four wired USB hubs. Wirelessly, it can connect to three different Wireless USB adapters or notebooks. It is priced at $199.95.
IOGEAR actually announced its product in June 2006, although the first Wireless USB certifications were performed earlier this year. IOGEAR, however, has used a chipset from Alereon, while the first laptops from Lenovo (together with D-Link and Belkin) used a chipset from WiQuest. Both the IOGEAR and Lenovo products have been certified by the USB Implementers Forum, certifying that they will interoperate with one another.
The Wireless USB solution was designed primarily for the PC, allowing USB devices to be placed throughout a room without concern for their location. Traditionally, the devices have been rated at up to 480 Mbits/s over 10 meters, although overhead and wireless interference can affect that.
The product is compatible with current and future Certified W-USB devices, and is backward interoperable with USB 1.0 solutions, IOGEAR added.
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