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Sending USB long with Atlona extenders

New USB extenders lets AV pros run 100 meter signals

SAN JOSE, California,  – Atlona, a Panduit company, has unveiled the AT-USB-EX100-KITlong-distance extender kit for USB signals. Available immediately, the new extension solution supports the transmission of USB 2.0 data up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a single, cost-effective, Category-type twisted pair cable.

The USB-EX100-KIT enables point-to-point extension for USB 2.0 devices across distances exceeding the limitations of traditional cabling. It is ideal for popular video conferencing applications such as Zoom® and Microsoft® Teams®, where USB components including laptops, cameras, microphones, and speakers are often located in different areas of a room. It is equally well-suited to classroom environments for extending USB signals between a touch-screen interactive display and the instructor’s laptop, or from a USB camera at the back of the room to the lecture capture system in a rack.

“Multiple Atlona switchers and extenders already support USB extension alongside high-quality AV signals, but we have also seen significant demand for a dedicated USB offering,” said David Shamir, VP of Product Management, Atlona. “The USB-EX100-KIT provides an affordable, straightforward solution for applications where only extension of USB signals is required – for example, connecting remote USB cameras orexpanding existing AV systems that do not have native USB support.”

The USB-EX100-KIT includes transmitter and receiver endpoints. The receiver features four USB type A ports for peripheral devices, while the transmitter offers two such ports for peripherals plus one USB type B interface for connection to a host computer. Compact enclosures and included brackets allow the locallypowered devices to be discretely mounted in furniture, behind displays, or above projectors.

The USB-EX100-KIT is available immediately through Atlona’s global network of authorized channel partners and includes the company’s award-winning 10-year limited product warranty. For more information, please visit atlona.com/at-usb-ex100-kit.

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