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22nd October 2003
Introducing Belkin's Usb Tetrahub

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Introducing Belkin's Usb Tetrahub - Guaranteeing 12mbps At Each Port

New USB 2.0 4-Port hub thought to be a European first

Northampton, UK 22nd October 2003 - Belkin the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals and accessories, today announces the UK launch of the new Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port TetraHub.

Using TetraHub T4 technology (Turbo Transaction Translator Technology) the new hub is able to offer 480Mbps speed data transfer for USB 2.0 devices such as scanners and hard drives. Unlike other USB 2.0 hubs the TetraHub can also guarantee 12Mbps to each of its four ports, enabling the connection of multiple full-speed USB 1.1 products like USB speakers and video capture devices that require full bandwidth to operate. Traditional hubs share 12Mbps bandwidth among all the ports.

"Belkin has developed TetraHub technology to offer USB customers a solution to the problem of slow connection speeds for high speed USB 1.1 products," comments Rob Falconer, UK Sales and Marketing Director, Belkin. "Whilst many users are switching to the ultra-fast USB 2.0 standard, they are still not getting the most out of their full-bandwidth USB 1.1 devices. The 4-Port TetraHub packages the best of both USB worlds in a sleek, portable design."

The Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port TetraHub offers a stackable and attractive slim design that is about the thickness of a pack of playing cards for maximum portability. The device also features simple LEDs for monitoring master power status and all port activity. Because it's USB, the Hub installs with the convenience of Plug-and-Play and works seamlessly with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices, and because it's Belkin users get free technical support and a lifetime warranty.

Key features of the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port TetraHub:
•Guarantees 12Mbps bandwidth to each port for USB 1.1 devices
•Identifies the speed of connected devices with advanced speed indicators
•Works with all your USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices
•Transfers data at up to 480Mbps for USB 2.0 devices
•Saves space on your desktop with stackable design
•Connects most devices without requiring an external power supply
•Supports Plug-and-Play specifications
•Allows "hot swapping" of USB devices
•Protects equipment with over-current detection
•Comes with an industry-best, Belkin Lifetime Warranty

The Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port TetraHub is available from a number of retail outlets at an RRP of UKP £39.99 (Inc VAT).

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About Belkin
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.

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