Belkin today announced world's first Ultra-Wideband (UWB) product, the CableFree USB Hub. This is the first USB hub that doesn't require a cable to connect to the computer. This Hub allows people to place their laptop anywhere in the room while still maintaining wireless access to their USB devices, such as printers, scanners, hard drives, and MP3 players.
The CableFree USB Hub is presented this week at the CES show in Las Vegas and will be available in early Spring 2006. The wireless USB hub features four USB ports and enables immediate high-speed wireless connectivity for any USB device without requiring software.
"These CableFree USB products represent innovative technology, but, more importantly, will extend the capabilities of millions of USB products," says Martin Rofheart, Director of the UWB Operation at Freescale. "With the convenience of Belkin's Plug-and-Play solution, consumers will not be burdened by software upgrades in order to achieve wireless functionality for their USB devices. Indeed, Belkin is taking a leadership role in bringing true wireless USB to the market, and we are thrilled to work with them on this initiative."