Released by Belkin:
Belkin enables multiple connections with Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Hub
Reversible, stackable design saves space and time
Northampton, UK - 15th October 2003 - Belkin the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals and accessories, today announces the UK launch of its new compact Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Hub. The Belkin USB 2.0 4-Port Hub offers four 480Mbps ports together in one compact unit that is about the size of a deck of cards. With a sleek and compact shape, this hub allows connection of up to four peripherals, quickly and easily. The self-powered hub also offers cascading with other Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Hubs to enable the connection of up to 127 USB devices at one time.
Its reversible and stackable design allows the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Hub to be positioned towards the back of the desk for efficient cable management, or to the front of the desk for easier port access. This flexibility provides hassle free connection of such devices as scanners, printers, mass-storage drives, and high-resolution cameras.
Key features of the USB 2.0 4-Port Hub:
• Offers stackable, reversible design
• Features four 480Mbps ports
• Transfers data at up to 480Mbps
• Prevents damage to computers and devices with over-current protection
• Connect up to 2 high-speed devices without a power supply
• Installs easily with Plug-and-Play convenience
• Works seamlessly with all your USB 1.1 and USB2.0 devices
• Supports "hot swapping" of all USB devices
• Lets users monitor port and power status with LEDs
The Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Hub is available from a number of retail outlets at an RRP of UKP £24.99 (Inc VAT).
Belkin is a global leader in connectivity solutions, offering a range of innovations for the computer, electronics, and mobile consumer. With a diverse and far-reaching product mix consisting of USB and FireWire® devices, Wireless and Wired SOHO networking products, KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) switches, Bluetooth™, peripheral sharing, power protection, and cabling. Belkin also extends its reach to mobile telephone accessories, PDA accessories and Laptop bags as well as other solutions for mobile computing.
Since the inception of the company in 1983, Belkin has enjoyed years of dramatic and constant growth with gross sales exceeding USD500 million worldwide FYE/2002. Belkin Components remains a privately held company, and currently has over 1200 employees located in offices throughout North America, Europe, Australia and the Far East. The company is headquartered in Compton, California. The European head office & distribution centre is located in Rushden, Northamptonshire, with additional sales and marketing offices located in Schiphol Rijk, The Netherlands, Versailles, France and Munich, Germany.
Belkin's success in both the European and US markets in 2001, 2002 and 2003 has been acknowledged with a record number of awards at RetailVision, the leading IT retail channel event organised by Gartner.
Belkin products are available through a network of major distributors, resellers, and superstores throughout the UK.
For further information visit www.belkin.co.uk