As more people set up their own computer networks, the need for networkable devices becomes greater. Keyspan recognized this and came up with their new USB Server, which allows you to add USB devices — such as printers, scanners, hard drives, and more — to your network so that any desktop or laptop Mac can access them.
USB Server includes four USB ports that operate at 12 Mbps. It connects to a 10/100 Ethernet router with an RJ45 connector and supports static IP, DHCP, and Rendezvous. All the Macs on your network need to be running on Mac OS X v.10.2.8 or higher.
“Its most innovative use may be to enable Wi-Fi-based laptops to connect to remote USB devices,” noted Mike Ridenhour, president of Keyspan.
USB Server will ship late in the first quarter of 2004 with a suggested retail price of US$129.