Friday, December 20, 2013

Newnex FireNEX-5000 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Optical Repeater

Shoring up one of USB 3.0's most glaring shortcomings, Newnex's FireNEX-5000 extends SuperSpeed USB 3.0 transmission runs to over 100 meters! Among the world's first USB 3.0 optical repeaters, the FireNEX-5000 uses industry standard LC connector optical cables to extend far beyond the practical length limit for copper USB 3.0 cable of 3 meters. This capability opens many possibilities for the use of USB 3.0 in Machine Vision, security and scientific fields. The FireNEX-5000 set includes one FireNEX-5000 device unit (upstream) and one FireNEX-5000 host unit (downstream), a user's manual and a single FIRENEX-5POWER 5V power supply. A single FIRENEX-5POWER is included to power the device end which requires an external power source. The host unit may be bus powered by the computer; if power cannot be provided by the computer then a second power supply such as the FIRENEX-5POWER will need to be purchased. Optical cable and USB 3.0 cables are not included.

Important Note: This device is not backwards compatible. It does not support older USB2.0/1.1 devices, it will work only with USB 3.0 devices.

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