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4th November 2003
Belkin Launches Its Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub

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Belkin Launches Its Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub

Peripherals and accessories expert offers top-loading ports for easier access to connected devices

Northampton, UK - 4th November 2003 - Belkin the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals and accessories, today announces the UK launch of the new Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub. The USB 2.0 7-Port Hub is perfect for computer users who are tired of digging around the back of their computers to mess around with cables, as they can now have easier access when connecting peripherals. This hub features two top-loading 480Mbps ports, ideal for accessories such as thumb drives and USB lights, and five horizontally mounted 480Mbps ports. The Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub offers an attractive slim design that is compact, stackable and portable. The device also features simple LEDs for monitoring master power status and all port activity. The Hub installs with the convenience of Plug-and-Play and works seamlessly with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices. "Historically USB hubs have been designed with ports on the back which makes frequent access to ports difficult," comments Rob Falconer, UK Sales and Marketing Director, Belkin. "So, we have created a hub with two top- loading ports allowing users to quickly plug and unplug their frequently used devices without dealing with the tangle of cables and awkward positioning usually associated with USB connections."

Key features of the USB 2.0 7-Port Hub:
Offers 2 easy-access, top-loading 480Mbps ports perfect for your thumb drives, USB lights, or fans
* Features 5 horizontally mounted 480Mbps ports
* Transfers data at up to 480Mbps
* Installs easily with Plug-and-Play convenience
* Works seamlessly with all your USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices
* Saves desk space with stackable, slim-line design
* Supports "hot swapping" of all USB devices
* Makes power supply optional in USB laptop peripherals
* Allows monitoring of port and power status with LEDs
* Features over-current detection and safety

The USB 2.0 7-Port Hub is available from a number of retail outlets at an RRP of UKP £49.99 (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(tm), 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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