First Wireless USB devices shipping

Posted on Monday, November 06 2006 @ 4:23 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The first wireless USB hub based on Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology is now shipping in Japan. The Y-E Data YD-300 UWB has four USB 2.0 ports and features 480Mbps transfers over a distance up to 10 meters.
The YD-300 is based on an UWB chipset from Wisair and can replace any wired USB connection with a wireless link. As a result, a USB peripheral such as a printer, scanner, digital cameras or removable hard drive can be placed anywhere in a room rather than having to be in close proximity to the host PC. The hub communicates with the host PC via a dongle that plugs into a free USB port.
More details at DailyTech.




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