Evergreen Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of USB and FireWire-based peripherals compatible with both Macs and PCs, is now offering Icron Technologies Corp.’s “ExtremeUSB” USB extension technology as part of its own “fireLINE” products.
fireLINE USB Extenders enable users to attach USB devices to their computers remotely, up to 500 meters away from the computer. The devices utilize standard CAT5 cabling or two-strand fiber optic wiring to achieve the connection, depending on length. Applications for such devices include remote digital recorders, medical and manufacturing, retail point of sale and more.
The fireLINE USB Extenders are now listed on Evergreen’s Web site, in 1-port, 4-port, and “Ultra” configurations.