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S.I. Tech Introduces USB 2.0 to Fiber Bit-Driver®

Product Announcement from S.I. Tech, Inc.

S.I. Tech Introduces USB 2.0 to Fiber Bit-Driver®-Image

S.I. Tech has developed two new USB 1.1 & 2.0 to Fiber Optic Bit-Drivers. These products allow a computer's USB port to be extended over 500 meters using multimode 50 micron fiber, 275 meters with 62.5 micron fiber, and over 5 Km using single mode fiber*. USB 2.0 operates at low speed (1.5 Mbps), full speed (12 Mbps), and high speed (480 Mbps).

Model #2181 USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 to fiber Bit-Driver and model #2182 USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 Hub to fiber Bit-Driver provides USB 1.1 and 2.0 over fiber to a 4 port USB hub. The fiber link established works transparently between computer and remote devices.

S.I. Tech model #2182 Hub has 4 USB ports that allow peripherals such as scanners, printers, digital cameras, storage devices, and other USB products to be connected to a remote PC. No software or set up is required for either USB Bit-Driver. Additionally, S.I. Tech model #7172 cable assembly (USB Type A to Type B) is available to go from PC to the S.I. Tech Bit-Driver.

The new products are significantly smaller compact physical size, use LC fiber connectors, and can be DIN rail mounted. S.I. Tech 2181 connects to UHCI, OHCI, and EHCI host. The 2181 and 2182 also works with National Instrument Controllers. These have been successfully field tested by several customers and are now shipping internationally.

S.I. Tech model 2181/2182 USB media converter pair extends the range of USB 2.0 beyond the USB 5 meter limit. The units come equipped with various status indicators showing link activity. Using fiber optics eliminates many disadvantages of USB cabling such as short distance, EMI/RFI, grounding problems, and allows long distance applications to operate error free. USB 2.0 products are particularly suited for data intensive, graphics, and video applications. S.I. Tech also supplies 2170/2171 USB 1.1 and 2172/2173 USB 2.0 products. S.I. Tech products are UL/CE/FCC compliant.

S.I. Tech is a fiber optic systems company marketing products worldwide under Bit-Driver® and Fiber Cluster® trademarks. For additional information visit our web site at or call Toll Free 866-SITECH-1, Phone 630-761-3640, or Fax 630-761-3644.