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USB Accessories
Hubs, Converters, Extensions, Cards, Video, etc

Esis Pty Ltd - Australia - Ph 02 9481 7420  Fax 02 9481 7267 
E-mail: click here       Go to Esis main page

Prices (Australian dollars) do not include GST and may change without notice.

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USB Switch / Watchdog

USB KVM Automatic Data Switches
    (control 2 or 4 servers from a single console)

USB KVM Peripheral Switches
     (2 or 4 PCs to 1 USB peripheral)

USB 2 Extension Cable up to 60m

USB 2 Peripheral Cables 480Mbps 2, 3, 5m

Remote USB via Ethernet
  Overcomes the 5m limit
  AnywhereUSB on your TCP/IP network 

USB to VGA for an extra monitor

USB Video Capture & TV input

USB "Y" Keyboard & Mouse Adaptor

Multi-PC Controller 2 or 4 way USB
- KVM Switch

Bluetooth - Wireless Network

I/O modules this page

USB to RS232/ RS422/ RS485 / Parallel / Ethernet

USB Watchdog Timer

USB Analog & Digital Modules for data acquisition

USB GPS Receiver for PC or Laptop

USB to PCMCIA Card Reader

USB to PS/2 Keyboard

USB to External Case for CD or IDE Hard Disk - 3.5" or 2.5"

PC to PC Interlink - using USB to USB Cable
USB to USB Network Cable

Keyboards with USB interface: jump to Keyboard page

USB Fingerprint Scanner for secure PC access

Keystroke Macro Generator generates a string of keystrokes from contact closures

Remote USB ports via ethernet

USBee: USB and Digital Design Tools
Connect your hardware to a PC using the USBee Digital Test Pod - also has data logger function
USBee Design Guide: Complete design details for making your own USB device.
Includes schematics, PCB layouts, and software interface details necessary to get you from concept to prototype within 24 hours.

Other pages: 
USB Hubs  
PCMCIA Cardbus cards providing USB 2.0 ports  
   PCI Bus Card providing USB ports       
PCMCIA Card Reader with USB port to computer

   Temperature & Humidity Sensors with USB interface

   ExpressCard or Express Card providing USB port (jumps to Firewire page where there is a Combo card)

USB: Connect up to 127 peripherals to one computer with multiple-port USB hubs available   
Connections between hubs, or between a hub and a peripheral, can be up to 5 meters in length
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista.  Enhanced multimedia performance - Stereo-quality digital audio
The original USB has data rate up to 12 Mbits per second - 100 times faster than serial.
USB 2 has data rate up to 480Mbps in High Speed mode.

   USB is built-in to Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, etc.
   True Plug-and-Play  - connect and reconnect peripherals without rebooting your PC
   Note: Windows NT does not support USB.

There are four types of USB connectors: Type A, Type B, the Mini A, and the Mini B.
USB 1.1 specifies Type A and Type B.
USB 2.0 specifies Type A, Type B, and the Mini B.
The Mini A connector was developed as part of the USB OTG specification and is used for smaller peripherals, such as cell phones and PDAs.

Share: Easily share peripherals with other computers and notebooks
   Hot-swapping capability allows users to easily attach and detach peripherals

USB 3.0 adds a new transfer mode called "SuperSpeed," (distinguishable from USB 2.0 by either the blue colour of the port or the initials SS) capable of transferring data at up to 5Gbit/s; over 10 times faster than the 480 Mbit/s top speed of USB 2.0.
A January 2013 press release[2] from the USB group reveals plans to update USB 3.0 to 10 Gbit/s.
      USB 3.0 Information  (Wiki, opens in new tab)

USB OTG      USB On-The-Go Information   (Wiki, opens in new tab)
USB OTG or just OTG, is a specification that allows USB devices such as digital audio players or mobile phones to act as a host, allowing other USB devices like a USB flash drive, mouse, or keyboard to be attached to them.
Unlike conventional USB systems, USB OTG systems can drop the hosting role and act as normal USB devices when attached to another host.
This can be used to allow a mobile phone to act as host for a flash drive and read its contents, downloading music for instance, but then act as a flash drive when plugged into a host computer and allow the host to read data from the device.

   Always check the actual speed figure associated with USB!

AEC34-PCMCIA   PCMCIA to ExpressCard 34mm  Adaptor

Do you need to use an old PCMCIA card in a newer laptop with only an ExpressCard slot?
   For data on this device: click here (PCMCIA page on this site)

Allows PCMCIA cards to be plugged into computers with ExpressCard slots    zmx
ExpressCard(Host) to CardBus(Device) Adapter, it allows CardBus to be connected into new notebooks with an ExpressCard Slot. It is compatible with most CardBus cards. It also supports 3G, and 3.5G wireless CardBus cards.

Does not support 16-bit PCMCIA cards (this includes ATA flash cards) – it only supports 32-bit CardBus cards.
This is because it only has a PCI-PCI bridge chip on it, but not a 16-bit PCMCIA controller.

USB Switch / Watchdog Timer

Please enquire

USB GPS for PC or Laptop - Waterproof

USB Automatic Data Switches


USB KVM Switch


AUS-221AUSB KVM Peripheral Switches

AUS-221A  2 Port USB 2.0 Peripheral Switch
AUS-421A  4-port USB 2.0 Peripheral Switch

For sharing USB peripherals like printers with 2 (or 4) computers.  zmx

The AUS221A is a USB 2.0 Peripheral Switch that allows 2 (or 4) computers to share the use of a single USB peripheral device (such as a printer, scanner, mass storage drive, etc.) on a one-at-a-time basis.

US-421AThe peripheral focus can be given to a computer manually
by using pushbuttons on the switch, using the software-based configuration utility,
or by the Auto Switch function.

Compatible with both Windows and Mac, and with multifunction printer support, the devices are the ideal way to share the latest USB 2.0 peripherals in a multimedia office environment.

Enables two computers to share a single USB peripheral device
Simple port selection via pushbuttons, configuration utility, or Auto Switch function
Auto Switch Function - no need for print server
USB 2.0 compliant
Supports transfer rates up to 480 Mbps
Multiplatform support - Windows and Mac
LED indicators display port focus
Overcurrent protection
Hot pluggable
Buzzer indicates switching between computers
Supports multifunction printers

* All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.

Console Connection 2 (or 4)
PC Selection Pushbuttons, Software, Auto Switch
Connectors: Computer 2 (or 4) x USB Type B
Device 1 x USB Type A
LEDs Devices 1 (Orange)
Selected 2 (Green)
Switches 1 x Pushbutton
Power Supply USB Bus Powered
Environment Operating Temp. 5 - 40degC
Storage Temp. -20 - 60degC
Humidity 0-80% RH, Non-condensing
Physical Properties Housing Plastic
Dimensions: ( L x W x H ) 7.20 x 6.60 x 2.50 cm    Weight 54 g

* The specification and pictures are subject to change without notice.

Package Contents:  1x 2-Port USB 2.0 Peripheral Switch,   1x USB Type A to USB Type B Cable(1.8m)
1x Installation disk,   1x User Manual,   1x Quick Start Guide 
     AUS-221A  2 Port USB 2.0 Peripheral Switch: $54+GST      5/12
     AUS-421A  4-port USB 2.0 Peripheral Switch: $69+GST

          These productsare also on the KVM page

USB (480Mbps) cables: click here (jumps further down this page)

Connections between hubs, or between a hub and a peripheral, can be up to 5 meters in length     bnlr

The Type A end plugs into the host, the Type B end plugs into the device.

USB Extensions

UE-250 USB 2.0 (480Mbps) ATEN Active Repeater Cable - 5m

UE-250The UE250 allows users to extend the distance between the computer and USB devices up to 5m via the dynamic extension cord. USB signals transmitted through them to maintain optimal signal integrity and meet the USB 2.0 standard

Extends the distance to your USB device up to 5m.    zmx
USB specification version 2.0 compliant.  USB IF Approved.
Fully compliant with USB Electrical and Timing Specs for USB Hubs.
No power adapter required.
Computer Side: USB Type A Male,  Devices Side: USB Type A Female
LEDs: Link: green,   Overcurrent: red
Multiplatform support: Windows, Mac;  Operating Temp. 5˚to 40˚C,  Storage Temp. -20˚to 60˚C
OS Support: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac and FreeBSD
    UE-250 ATEN USB 2.0 Active Repeater Cable 5m:  $49+GST      5/12

USB to VGA Converter
      Add a second display to your PC or laptop

Video Capture - external


USB  to PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse Adapter

UKMC-100 USB (12Mbps) to PS2

UKMC-100 allows you to plug a standard PS/2 keyboard and standard PS/2 mouse
into a single USB port on your computer.
• USB specification revision 1.1 compliant      bnlr
• Supports PS/2 Mouse and Microsoft IntelliMouse
• Suuports Remote Wake Up Function
• Advanced power management capabilities
• Bus Powered - External Power Adapter Not Required
• Supports Windows 98 & Windows 2000
UKMC-100  USB to PS2 Keyboard & Mouse Adapter  $POA

USB to Serial, Parallel, or Ethernet Converters

Note: Most USB to RS232 converters are set up as "Windows Virtual Ports".
They do not have an address or interrupt which older software may be looking for.
For better compatibility, use
Ulinx 232USB9M USB to RS-232 Mini-Converter or Quatech products below,
or PCMCIA or ExpressCard COM port cards, click here.

See also  Cordless Serial Adaptor - replace cables with Bluetooth wireless (opens new window)

UC-232A  USB (12Mbps)  to  RS232 Serial, appears as a PC or MAC Com port - DB9M    

Aten, cable is not detachable. Bus powered (from PC's USB Host Adapter via connecting cable)
The UC-232A installs as a virtual port.       zmx
As such it does not support devices such as mice, that require an IRQ number, or IO address.
• Standard Type A USB cable connection to the USB Host Adapter
• Easy to install - Full Plug-n-Play
• DB9M connector,  DTE connection   • Full compliance with the USB Spec. Ver. 1.1
• LEDs: Data Transfer / Handshaking (orange)   • Support automatic handshake mode
• Over 230Kbps data transfer rate
• Support Remote wake-up and power management
• 96 bytes buffer each for upstream and downstream data flow
• Frees your RS-232 ports for other uses    • No IRQ required      
• Power consumption:bus powered 450mW,   5 to 40°C,  Dim: 65.9 x 34 x 16mm, weight 60gm
• Works with cellular phones, PDAs, Digital cameras, modems, ISDN terminal adaptors
• Cable length 350mm
Pins: 1 CD, 2 RSD, 3 TXD, 4 DTR, 5 GND, 6 DSR, 7 RTS, 8 CTS, 9 RI
• Windows 95OSR2.1 / 98 / 98SE / 2000 / XP / Vista & MAC compatible 8.6 or higher. Drivers are supplied on a small CD.  
     Aten website   Drivers for UC-232A    UC-232A:  POA

Note: Most USB to Serial converters are set up as "Windows Virtual Ports".
They do not have an address or interrupt which older software may be looking for.
For better compatibility, use Ulinx 232USB9M USB to RS-232 Mini-Converter or Quatech products,
or PCMCIA or ExpressCard COM port cards, click here.

ADAM-4561   USB (12Mbps) to RS232/RS422/RS485 with Opto Isolation

ADAM-4561   1-port Isolated USB (12Mbps) to RS-232/422/485 converter
Transmission speed up to 115.2 Kbps - Plug-and-play installation
Automatic RS-485 data flow control No external power supply necessary; the hub drives its power from the USB port
No additional IRQs or I/O ports required
Hot attach & detach function supported
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Linux drivers supported
Isolation protection 3000 V DC provided       1:  $149+GST      5/12
   Data: click here

The following are fully compatible with your Windows applications

Ulinx 232USB9M    USB to RS-232 Mini-Converter

UUlinx 232USB9M• Connects an RS-232 device to your USB Port
• USB Port Powered
• USB 2.0 Compatible
• RS-232 Data Rates up to 460.8 kbps
• Automatic Configuration

Universal Serial Bus (USB) has become the connectivity workhorse of today's PCs, replacing the familiar serial ports. However, many commercial and industrial devices still use the RS-232 interface. To connect these devices to modern PCs, you need a simple and reliable conversion solution.
The offers this solution in a space saving, USB Port powered package. Simply plug the converter into an available USB port on your computer or USB hub and install the drivers supplied on CD ROM.
The device will show up as an additional COM port in the Windows Device Manager which is
fully compatible with your Windows applications.
A one meter USB cable is included.

Drivers are included on the Compact Disk included with the converter. Simply connect the converter to an available USB port and insert the CD into the drive. The "Found New Hardware Wizard" will guide you through the installation process. The drivers are not available via Microsoft Windows Updates. When prompted to connect to Windows Updates to search for drivers, select "No, not at this time" and follow the instructions for installing from the CD.

When the driver software is installed, the 232USB9M will show up in Windows Device Manager as the next available COM port labeled "RS-232 Port."
Configure the COM port for your application.
    Data sheet on Ulinx 232USB9M (pdf file, opens in new tab)

Quatech USB to Serial Converters - 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16 ports
           Fully Compatible  - RS232, RS422 or RS485

With industry-leading speed and features, these USB serial converters enumerate themselves as standard COM ports,
enabling systems to be expanded using USB without any changes to application software.     hmsq

USB 2.0 now available
[NEW USB 1.1 cost effective single port RS-232 cable solution now available!]
Fastest data rates, up to 921.6 kbps
8 ports for USB 2.0
Up to 16 serial ports in a single port-powered unit (USB 1.0);
RS-232 or RS-232/422/485 serial interface
Surge suppression
Embedded (board-level) solutions available for custom enclosures

USB 2.0 version of Quatech's reliable USB Serial Adapters
1, 2, 4 or 8 independent ports
USB to RS-232 or USB RS-232/422/485 (MEI) available
On 400 models, each port configurable for RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485
Device enumerates itself as standard port(s)
Speeds of up to 921.6 kbps, with 1024-byte FIFO
Full modem control and hardware and software flow control (RS-232)
Full-duplex or half-duplex modes (RS-232/422/485)
Bus powered, no external power required
Windows 2000/XP/Vista and Linux
Surge suppression available
Embedded High Speed USB Serial Adapters available upon request (Version 1.1 available)
RoHS compliant     5 year warranty
USB 1.1 versions also available

Connect serial peripherals and boost speed with USB 2.0 Serial Adapters
If speed, expansion and support are what you’re looking for in a USB Serial Adapter, think Quatech.

The new High Speed USB 2.0 Serial Adapter line gives your laptop or workstation the ability to communicate between a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port and up to eight RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 serial peripherals.
It adds the COM port(s) via its USB connection and is compatible with new and legacy RS-232 or RS-232/422/485 devices.
It enables the USB Serial Adapter to hit speeds of up to 921.6 kbps, 1024-byte FIFO and hardware and software flow control.

Quatech USB Serial Adapters enumerate themselves as standard COM ports that are
compatible with all standard RS-232 or RS-232/422/485 devices and software created for them.
With the industrial surge suppression “IND” option, you can safeguard the USB Serial Adapter.
The “IND” option is ideal for implementing USB-to-serial networks in factories, power plants and other potentially harsh industrial environments. USB 2.0 is fully compatible with USB 1.1 devices. The older devices work with the new bus, and vice versa.

The 400 Series models introduce the software-selectable Multi-Electrical Interface.
The MEI capability is available on all ports at the click of a mouse.
LEDs visually tell you which ports are using which protocol, so go ahead, mix and match.

    Data: click here  

H-SSU2-100   Single RS-232 channel USB2.0 interface with cable, DB9 $199.55+GST    1/12
  Replaced by Ulinx 232USB9M above

H-DSU2-100   Dual RS-232 channel USB2.0 interface with cable - Discontinued
  - use  US09ML2-2P Isolated USB 2-port RS232 Converter with cable Data sheet (pdf file, opens in new tab)
H-DSU2-400   Dual RS-232/422/485 channel USB2.0 interface with cable $360       12/07
H-QSU2-100   Quad RS-232 channel USB2.0 interface with cable $392
H-QSU2-400   Quad RS-232/422/485 channel USB2.0 interface with cable $440

H-ESU2-100   Eight RS-232 channel USB2.0 interface with cable $637
H-ESU2-400   Eight RS-232/422/485 channel USB2.0 interface with cable $685

With Surge Suppression:
H-SSU2-100IND   Single RS-232 channel USB2.0 interface with cable, DB9, with surge suppression $198+GST      12/07
H-DSU2-100IND  Dual RS-232 channel USB2.0 interface with cable, with surge suppression $344
H-DSU2-400IND  Dual RS-232/422/485 channel USB2.0 interface with cable, with surge suppression $392
H-QSU2-100IND  Quad RS-232 channel USB2.0 interface with cable, with surge suppression $455
H-QSU2-400IND  Quad RS-232/422/485 channel USB2.0 interface with cable, with surge suppression - DISCONTINUED
  There is not a drop in replacement. However, the H-QSU2-400 (above), H-USO9ML2-4P, or H-USOPTL4-4P should work in most applications.
  H-USO9ML2-4P USB To Isolated Serial 4 Port RS-232 W/DB9M  panel mount USB connectors
  H-USOPTL4-4P USB To Isolated Serial 4 Port RS-422/485 W/Tb  panel mount USB connectors

H-ESU2-100IND   Eight RS-232 channel USB2.0 interface with cable, with surge suppression $765
H-ESU2-400IND   Eight RS-232/422/485 channel USB2.0 interface with cable, with surge suppression $813

Embedded USB Serial Adapters are board-level solutions that can be easily integrated into kiosks and other custom enclosures.
H-SSU2-100-EMB  Embedded single port RS-232 channel USB 2.0 interface with cable with surge suppression $151+GST   12/07
H-QSU2-100-EMB  Embedded quad RS-232 channel USB 2.0 interface with cable with surge suppression $312
H-QSU2-400-EMB  Embedded quad RS-232/422/485 channel USB 2.0 interface with cable with surge suppression - DISCONTINUED
  There is not a drop in replacement. However, the H-QSU2-400, USO9ML2-4P, or USOPTL4-4P should work in most applications.

H-ESU2-100-EMB  Embedded eight RS-232 channel USB 2.0 interface with cable with surge suppression $525
H-ESU2-400-EMB  Embedded eight RS-232/422/485 channel USB 2.0 interface with cable with surge suppression $589

H-SSU-USB-100   Single RS-232 USB1.1 serial cable $108+GST

See also Quatech Ethernet to Serial Converters: click here


USB (12Mbps)  to  Serial Converters - Edgeport - up to 16 ports
                    - RS232, RS422 or RS485  also work with Windows NT !!          scz  
Edgeport Series for Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT XP - IONetworks InsideOut

Edgeport USB-to-serial converters offer an easy Plug and Play solution for COM port expansion.
An out-of-the-box (external) alternative to PCI cards, the Edgeport connects via USB to a PC or server, eliminating the need to open the chassis, reconfigure and reboot.
Simply plug in the Edgeport and in a matter of minutes gain up to 16 serial ports to connect bar-code scanners, printers, or any serial peripheral device.

Since flexibility and scalability are key, the Edgeport is available in a variety of form factors with options to meet your specific application requirements.

    Jump to the EdgePort page for more information (opens new tab or window)

1, 2, 4, 8, 12, or 16 serial ports
Additional USB or parallel ports
Powered USB ports (see USB Plus Series)
DB-9, DB-25, RJ-45 connectors
EIA-232, -422, -422/485 or EIA-232/422/485 MEI (software selectable)
Compact versions
Rugged metal enclosures
Rack-mountable versions
Captive (attached) cables

The Edgeport offers unmatched operating system support, including Windows NT 4.0, NT Embedded, XP, XP Embedded, Server 2003, CE, 2000, Me, 98, SE, 95; Sun Solaris; and Linux. Reliable performance and feature-rich design make Edgeport ideal for point-of-sale, mobile computing, industrial automation, or any mission-critical application.

Note: Most USB to Serial or Printer Port converters are set up as "Windows Virtual Ports".
They do not have an address or interrupt which older software may be looking for.
For better compatibility, use Ulinx 232USB9M USB to RS-232 Mini-Converter or Quatech products above,
or PCMCIA or ExpressCard COM port cards, click here.

USB to Ethernet

    Please enquire

PC to PC Interlink

    Please enquire

USB Watchdog Timer

    Please enquire

USB 2.0 Cards

   PCMCIA and PCI Bus Cards with USB ports (jumps to separate page)

USB 2.0 Peripheral Cables - 480Mbps

USB2-AB-02  2 mtr USB 2.0 cable type A male-B male - 480Mbps  $14+GST when ordered with USB device
USB2-AB-03  3 mtr USB 2.0 cable type A male-B male - 480Mbps  $16
USB2-AB-05  5 mtr USB 2.0 cable type A male-B male - 480Mbps  $22

USB 2.0 Extension Cables - 480Mbps

USB2-AA-02  2 mtr USB 2.0 cable type A male-A female - 480Mbps  $15+GST when ordered with USB device
USB2-AA-03  3 mtr USB 2.0 cable type A male-A female - 480Mbps  $18
USB2-AA-05  5 mtr USB 2.0 cable type A male-A female - 480Mbps  $22

Flash Card Readers  with  USB port
    Jump to page of PCMCIA Flash card, Compact Flash & SmartMedia, etc, etc)
: click here

Keystroke Macro generator - from switches

This unusual & versatile piece of equipment allows you to run pre-selected macros at the simple closing of a switch.
You may connect up to 12 user-supplied switches to a variety of tasks, without changing your regular keyboard.
Switch wire may be up to 1.5 kilometres long   -   Fully protected against electrostatic discharge
Easy to program   -   USB (12Mbps) Interface
Separate Press and Release commands
Supported by both PC and Mac
   Keystroke Macro generator - from switches:   $POA

Tasks could include gaming, security or expanded functions for disabled users.
The commands are sent to the computer the same as from a standard USB keyboard.
¨ Switch Wire may be up to 1.5 kilometers long.
¨ Fully protected against electrostatic discharge.
¨ Easy to program.
¨ USB interface.
¨ Separate commands performed by press and release.
¨ Supported by both PC and MAC.
· Inputs 12 inputs using industry standard 1/8" plugs
· Hardware Requirements Any architecture with USB port, incl iMac.
· Operating System Any O/S which supports USB incl Unix, Sun and Mac OS/X
· Switches 12 X 1/8" mini plug switch inputs
· Number of Layers 2 layers -- user selectable toggle and/or shift keys
· Output mode Multiple HID key and mouse codes, SDK Splat mode.
· Switch Port Type 1/8" (3.5mm) phono mono socket
· Connector USB "A" male
· Dimensions 115mm x 32mm x 80mm      · Weight 205 grams
· Power Consumption Low power USB device, less than 15mA @ 5 VDC · Power Source USB port power

External Cases for drives, with USB interface to computer

    See separate page: External Cases for drives: click here

Bluetooth - Wireless Network

XF8T001 : Bluetooth USB Adaptor (12Mbps)

Bluetooth USB Adaptor: Adds Bluetooth technology to your existing USB PC or notebook.      dwon
The Bluetooth USB Adapter (the USB Adapter) adds Bluetooth technology to your existing USB PC or notebook to let it work with all devices enabled with Bluetooth v1.1 technology.
Wirelessly print, synchronize your PDA information, and create dial-up connections through a mobile phone.
From up to 100 meters away you can effortlessly transfer data to other Bluetooth devices such as desktop or notebook computers, PDAs, scanners, printers, and even mobile phones-wirelessly.
Connect with up to seven other Bluetooth devices at a time.

• Offers built-in security using 128-bit encryption and authentication, allowing you to securely access any Bluetooth device without wires
• Installs easily with Plug-and-Play convenience
• Allows you to work at distances of up to 100 meters with 0 to 20 dBm output power*
*100m range is dependent upon environment, number of users, and other wireless devices within immediate proximity.

• Adds Bluetooth connection capability to your USB desktop computer
• Works with any device enabled with Bluetooth v1.1 technology
• Provides effortless wireless communication among computing devices and peripherals through user-friendly software
• Includes 5 Ft. USB Extension Cable for convenient access to your USB port
• Supports Microsoft® Windows® 98 SE, Me, 2000, and XP
        XF8T001 : Bluetooth USB Adaptor (12Mbps): $100+GST

Fingerprint Reader - Secure Access

    Please enquire

AnywhereUSB on your TCP/IP network
   - Remote USB ports via ethernet

* Break traditional 5 metre USB cable distance limitation
* Reduce hardware costs        scz
* Increase security
* Deploy in harsh environments          Data sheet on AnywhereUSB: click here

Digi's AnywhereUSB - the only remote networking solution to utilise USB Over IP technology, breaking the 5 metre USB distance limitation between USB device and host.

One PC can control multiple AnywhereUSB concentrators deployed throughout your network.

AnywhereUSB increases network security and allows systems to be deployed in harsh environments, making it an ideal solution for mission critical applications such as surveillance, indoor/outdoor kiosks and industrial automation. AnywhereUSB provides you with the ability to control USB devices from a central location.

AnywhereUSB is compatible with bulk or interrupt type USB devices such as bar code scanners, printers, fingerprint scanners, mice, pole displays as well as card readers.

Features / Benefits
* Encapsulated USB Over IP utilises TCP/IP network to break traditional 5 metre USB cable distance limitation
* Remotely attached host creates system redundancy and increase security
* USB ports appear to be locally attached and provide the same Plug-and-Play user experience as on-board USB ports
* Enables centralised monitoring of remote USB devices like
       Watchport™ Sensors, Watchport USB Cameras and Edgeport™ USB-to-Serial Converters,
        as well as, third party printers, scanners without software driver modifications
                                              AnywhereUSB/5 5-port USB Concentrator 301-2130-01:  $719+GST     2/09

New AnywhereUSB/14 extends 14 USB ports over IP networks

This latest release in the AnywhereUSB family includes 14 USB ports, each of which is able to simultaneously connect to a separate host.
The rack mount enclosure with dual power supplies makes it highly suited to data centre deployment.
Other models include 2 or 5 USB ports and the AnywhereUSB TS includes 4 USB ports and 4 RS-232 RJ45 ports.

AnywhereUSB products are network-attached USB hubs that connect USB peripheral devices to a PC over a Local Area Network. Relocating the host PC to a remote location translates to smaller workstations, enabling deployment without a local PC in kiosks, ATMs, restaurant kitchens, manufacturing lines or any hostile or non-secure area where having a local PC is not practical.

* Access and monitor USB & serial devices over TCP/IP
* Works with existing POS or other application software
* Excellent in virtualized environments such as VMware®
* Creates systems redundancy and increases security
* Simplifies operations and reduces IT support

Analog & Digital Data Acquisition Modules - USB

USB-based Data Acquisition & Control Modules
              - Advantech

The USB-4700 series consists of true Plug & Play data acquisition modules.   zcu
No more opening up your computer chassis to install boards.
Just plug in the module, then get the data. It's easy and efficient.   All Advantech Catalogs

The USB-4700 series modules include WaveScan 2 software at no extra cost. WaveScan 2 is a simple software package for setting up the modules, acquiring data, viewing the acquired data on screen in real time, and saving the data to disk.

Click to view a demo video of WaveScan 2 software

   Data on USB Modules (.pdf, 1.7MB, 16 pages from Advantech Catalog 2009, opens new Tab or Window) 
covers the following items:
Information and Selection Guide
USB-4622    5-port USB 2.0 Hub
USB-4711A 150 kS/s, 12-bit, 16-ch Multifunction USB Module
USB-4716    200 kS/s, 16-bit, 16-ch Multifunction USB Module
USB-4718    8-ch Thermocouple Input USB Module with 8-ch Isolated Digital Input
USB-4750   32-ch Isolated Digital I/O USB Module
USB-4751   48-ch Digital I/O USB Module
USB-4751L 24-ch Digital I/O USB Module
USB-4761     8-ch Relay and 8-ch Isolated Digital Input USB Module

USB-4913   500 kS/s, 12-bit, 8-ch Analog Input USB Module (New)
USB-4923   100 kS/s, 16-bit, Simultaneous 4-ch Analog Output USB Module (New)

USB-4916     50 kS/s, 24-bit, Simultaneous 4-ch Bridge Module (New)
USB-4919   100 S/s, 24-bit, Universal 4-ch Analog Input USB Module (New)

USB-based GPIB Module
USB-4671 GPIB USB Module

USB Installation Guide

USB-4604B-AE CIRCUIT MODULE, 4-Port RS-232 to USB Converter w/Surge $252+GST      9/14
USB-4604BM-AE CIRCUIT MODULE, 4-Port RS-232/422/485 to USB Converter w/Surge $362
USB-4620-AE CIRCUIT MODULE, 5-port Isolated USB 2.0 Hub $359
USB-4622-CE CIRCUIT MODULE, 5-port USB 2.0 Hub $221
USB-4671-A CIRCUIT MODULE, USB GPIB Interface Module $765

USB-4702-AE CIRCUIT MODULE, 10kS/s, 12-bit, Multi-function USB Module $151
USB-4704-AE CIRCUIT MODULE, 48kS/s, 14-bit, Multi-function USB Module $225
USB-4711A-AE CIRCUIT MODULE, 150KS/s, 12-bit USB Muntifunction Module $582
USB-4716-AE CIRCUIT MODULE, 200KS/s, 16-bit USB Muntifunction Module $828
USB-4718-AE CIRCUIT MODULE, 8ch Thermocouple Input USB Module $359

USB-4750-AE CIRCUIT MODULE, 32-CH Isolated DIO USB Module $280
USB-4761-AE CIRCUIT MODULE, 8ch Relay & 8ch Isolated DI USB Module $310

USB-LOCKCABLE-AE CIRCUIT MODULE, 1.8m lockable USB 2.0 cable w/screw kits $28

   Part numbers with E at the end are RoHS compliant.

USB-4702  Low-Cost Multifunction USB DAQ Module for Testing/Lab Use

A unique 8-channel, 12-bit, 10 kS/s multifunction USB DAQ module for testing, lab, student or training use.

The USB-4702 is a specialised low-cost unit that has no casing, and is intended for customers looking for basic functionality and is recommended for students or trainees.
The most inexpensive data acquisition module ever released from Advantech, the USB-4702 provides
analog I/O, digital I/O, and counter functions for a wide range of uses.

Moreover, the USB-4702 has all the advantages of USB-based devices, including portability and easy installation, allowing customers to have test and measurement capabilities.
The USB-4702 includes Advantech’s device manager, WaveScan, which is a data logging tool, and includes library examples such as Visual C++, Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual Basic. NET, Borland C++ builder, Delphi, and LabView.

• 8 analog input channels, 2 analog outputs
• 12-bit resolution AI
• Sampling rate up to 10 kS/s
• 8-ch DI / 8-ch DO, and one 32-bit counter
• Supports USB 2.0
• Bus-powered         Data sheet on USB-4702 (.pdf file, opens in new tab or window)

     USB-4702 8-ch, 12-bit, 10 kS/s, Multifunction USB Module:  $


USB-4711  150 kS/s, 12-bit, 16ch, USB Multi-function Module

Reliable and rugged enough for industrial applications, yet inexpensive enough for home projects, the USB-4711 is the perfect way to add measurement and control capability to any USB capable computer.    zcu
The USB-4711 is fully USB Plug & Play and easy to use.
It obtains all required power from the USB port, so no external power connection is ever required.

Main Features                         Data Sheet on USB-4711 (.pdf file, 1 page, opens new window)
Supports USB 2.0    Portable
No need for external power
Wiring terminal on Modules
16 analog input channels (ground referenced), 12-bit, with sampling rate up to 100 kS/s
8 Digital In  &  8 Digital Out
2 Analog Out
32-bit Event counter

Bipolar ranges in volts: ± 10 ± 5 ± 2.5 ± 1.25 ± 0.625 V
FIFO Size: 1024 samples
Overvoltage Protection: 30 Vp-p
Input Impedance: 2 MegOhms, 5 pF
Sampling Modes: Software, onboard programmable pacer, or external

See also USB Test & Measurement Instruments


Data Translation USB Modules

   Choosing Data Acquisition Boards and Software - Tutorial (.pdf file, 10 pages)

   Data Translation Hardware Products: click here   USB Analog Modules, PCI cards, PCMCIA cards, ISA cards


   USB Modules Chart - Data Translation   Many kinds of input - many different types, covers the following:

Temperature Measurement: DT9871U   DT9872   DT9805   DT9806

Precision Voltage Measurement:   DT9873 Lithium-Ion cell measurement for direct voltage inputs up to +/-100V; up to 48 analog inputs with dedicated A/D per channel.

Sound and Vibration:  DT9837   DT9837A   DT9837A-OEM   DT9841-VIB-SB

Simultaneous High Speed – Isolated:  DT9832   DT9832A   DT9836   

High Speed – Isolated:  DT9834   

General Purpose – Isolated:   DT9801   DT9802   DT9803   DT9804   DT9818   

Analog Output – Isolated:   DT9834   DT9853   DT9854   

High Resolution – Isolated:   DT9821 DT9822

Low Cost (ECONseries):  DT9810   DT9812   DT9813   DT9814   DT9816      

Digital I/O:    DT9817   DT9835  

DSP – Isolated:   DT9841   DT9841E   DT9842  

Embedded OEM Solutions:
        DT9812   DT9818   DT9832   DT9832A   DT9834   DT9836   DT9837A   DT9841   DT9841E   DT9842   


ECON Series - Low cost USB - Data Translation

Make complex measurements easily with a laptop anywhere and at anytime.
A new class of instruments that give this capability…at a very low cost.  ECON Series FAQ
They are called “mini-instruments”. Inputs are single ended.
They feature small size (handheld), low cost (less than $300), connect to a laptop (via USB).

DT9810                                Analog input only - general purpose, unipolar 0 to 2.44V
DT9812/DT9813/DT9814      General purpose analog I/O, up to 24 inputs
DT9816 & DT9816-A           Simultaneous analog inputs (Simultaneous Sample and Hold)
DT9817, DT9817-H, DT9817-R     Digital I/O - Robust

    DT9810   DT9812   DT9813   DT9814      DT9816  DT9816A         DT9817   DT9817-H    DT9817-R

All ECONseries modules ship with the GO! Application   
GO! provides 8 low cost mini-instruments in one easy-to-navigate application:
• Oscilloscope • Chart recorder • Voltmeter • Waveform generator • File Viewer • Digital Input/Output • Counter/timer • Rate Generator

High Performance Data Acquisition
           via USB 2.0 (480Mbps)

The Data Translation are the first true USB (Universal Serial Bus) products for high-performance data acquisition.
They include all the capabilities of PCI plug-in boards in easy-to-use, compact modules.      sns
Analog inputs, analog outputs, digital I/O.

   Features summary chart: click here (opens new window)

   Data sheet on DT9800 Series (.pdf file, 6 pages)

         Software supplied:
Data Acquisition Omni CD:
  Free software bundle with the latest 32-bit WDM drivers for all DT PCI and USB boards, evaluation of DT Measure Foundry, ready-to-run applications, and DataAcq SDK including a complete function library. Details: click here

Compatible Windows Software:
DTMeasure Foundry

   Other Data Translation USB Data Acq Products: click here

LabJack - low cost

DT9805-06 Series USB Function Modules with Thermocouple Support
DT9820 Series
  24-bit ultra-high resolution USB modules
DT9804-BNC   USB Data Acquisition Modules with BNC Connectors (select single ended or differential) $2970+GST
DT9835             USB Data Acquisition I/O Module
DATAX™    Box Modular Signal Conditioning System
DT9800-EC Series USB Function Modules "Easy Connect" to standard signal conditioning racks
Fulcrum II Boards with onboard Digital Signal Processing

Software - see the Software Tab on the data sheet pages on the links above


DataQ Instruments - see

Dataq hi performance modules interface to PC via USB or parallel port.  


DI-500 Series instruments conveniently attach to the printer port of any desktop or portable PC.    sns
The built-in ADC allows sample rates of once per second to 250,000 samples per second in either triggered or continuous data acquisition modes. Plug-in DI-5B series signal conditioners allow virtually any industrial measurement to be made with fail-safe, 600-volt input-to-output isolation.

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