USB-EXT

USB over Twisted Pair Extender

  • USB-EXT

USB over Twisted Pair Extender

USB-EXT

Provides a very simple and reliable solution for extending high-speed USB signals up to 100 meters (330 ft) over one CAT 5 twisted-pair cable.

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The Crestron® USB over Twisted Pair Extender (USB-EXT) delivers reliable USB signal extension for use in a boardroom, classroom, auditorium, command center, or residence. Without any special setup or configuration, the USB-EXT enables wire runs up to 100 meters (330 feet) over a single, low-cost twisted-pair cable.

The USB-EXT is compatible with USB 1.1 and High-Speed USB 2.0, supporting virtually any USB device such as keyboards and mice, game controllers, cameras, mobile devices, printers, hubs, and memory devices. It is compatible with Windows® and Mac® computers without requiring any additional drivers.

The USB-EXT is composed of two extender components. The "local" extender connects to your computer or other USB host, while the "remote" extender provides connections for your USB devices at some remote location. Linking the two extender components requires just one run of inexpensive CAT 5 (or better) twisted-pair cable.

Notes

  1. For the "Link" connection, use quality CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6 or better UTP or STP cable. The maximum cable length is 330 ft (100 m). The minimum cable length is 6 ft (1.8 m). Do not connect the LINK ports to an Ethernet LAN or any other network or device.
  2. Crestron does not guarantee that all USB devices are compatible with the USB-EXT.
  3. The power pack must be connected to the Local Extender at the USB host location. Power is passed to the Remote Extender via the LINK connection.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

Crestron and the Crestron logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows is either a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ©2011 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

  • 24VDC power pack included
  • Extends USB signals 100 meters over CAT5 twisted-pair cable
  • Provides 2 ports for USB devices
  • Supports up to 3 USB hubs (see specifications)
  • USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible
  • Works reliably without any programming or configuration

Notes

  1. For the "Link" connection, use quality CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6 or better UTP or STP cable. The maximum cable length is 330 ft (100 m). The minimum cable length is 6 ft (1.8 m). Do not connect the LINK ports to an Ethernet LAN or any other network or device.
  2. Crestron does not guarantee that all USB devices are compatible with the USB-EXT.
  3. The power pack must be connected to the Local Extender at the USB host location. Power is passed to the Remote Extender via the LINK connection.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

Crestron and the Crestron logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows is either a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ©2011 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Link USB extension up to 330 ft (100 m) over UTP or STP cable[1]
Maximum USB Devices 14 USB devices, or 3 USB hubs with 11 USB devices
USB Device Support USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible including 1.5 Mb/s low speed, 12 Mb/s full speed, and 480 Mb/s high-speed devices[2]
USB Host Support EHCI (USB 2.0) and OHCI/UHCI (USB 1.1)
USB Hub Support Any signal chain may include up to 3 USB hubs plus one USB-EXT[2]
DC IN 24V@1A (1) 2.1 mm barrel DC power jack;
24 Volt DC power input (power pack included)
Ground (1) M2 threaded hole;
Accepts an M2 type screw to provide a chassis ground lug
Link (1) 8-pin RJ45 female, connects to Link port on the Remote Extender[1]
USB (1) USB Type B female (cable included);
USB 2.0 device port for connection to the USB host interface
Ground (1) M2 threaded hole;
Accepts an M2 type screw to provide a chassis ground lug
Link (1) 8-pin RJ45 female, connects to Link port on the Local Extender[1]
USB (2) USB Type A female, USB 2.0 host ports;
For connection of USB mice, keyboards, game controllers, cameras, mobile devices, printers, memory, hubs, and other USB devices[2];
Available Power: 500 mA @ 5 Volts DC per port
Depth 2.99 in (76 mm)
Height 1.02 in (26 mm)
Width 3.94 in (100 mm)
Construction Metal, black finish
Humidity 20% to 80% RH (non-condensing)
Temperature 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)
Activity (1) Amber LED, indicates data activity on the Link interface
Host (1) Green LED, indicates a valid connection to the USB host
Link (1) Green LED, indicates a valid Link connection to the Remote Extender
Power (1) Blue LED, indicates operating power supplied via local power pack
Activity (1) Amber LED, indicates data activity on the Link interface
Host (1) Green LED, indicates a valid connection to the USB host at the Local Extender
Link (1) Green LED, indicates a valid Link connection to the Local Extender
Power (1) Blue LED, indicates operating power supplied from the Local Extender via the Link connection
USB (2) Green/orange dual-color LEDs, green indicates a valid USB device connection and orange indicates a current draw in excess of 500 mA at the respective USB port
Power Pack 1 Amp @ 24 Volts DC600 mA @ 100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack (included)[3]

Notes

  1. For the "Link" connection, use quality CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6 or better UTP or STP cable. The maximum cable length is 330 ft (100 m). The minimum cable length is 6 ft (1.8 m). Do not connect the LINK ports to an Ethernet LAN or any other network or device.
  2. Crestron does not guarantee that all USB devices are compatible with the USB-EXT.
  3. The power pack must be connected to the Local Extender at the USB host location. Power is passed to the Remote Extender via the LINK connection.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

Crestron and the Crestron logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows is either a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ©2011 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

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