High-Speed Industrial Four and Seven Port USB 2.0 Hubs

November 29, 2007

“Our customers report almost daily that USB is growing rapidly in industrial applications,” declares Earle Foster, VP Sales and Marketing at Sealevel Systems. “We are expanding our popular USB hub family to include new high-speed four and seven port USB 2.0 hubs.”

Both the 4-port (Item# HUB4P) and 7-port (Item# HUB7P) versions are USB 2.0 compliant, providing a full 480M bps data rate to the host, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 and 1.0 devices. Each includes a convenient wall-mount AC adapter that supplies a full 500mA to each attached USB peripheral.

The HUB4P integrates patent-pending SeaLATCH locking USB ports that are fully compatible with standard USB cables. When used with the included SeaLATCH USB host cable, the metal thumbscrew provides a secure metal-to-metal connection to the hub and prevents accidental disconnection of the USB cable. Both the upstream USB type “B” connector and four downstream type “A” connectors can be secured by using SeaLATCH USB cables.

The HUB7P utilizes seven type “A” connectors and includes an innovative high-retention USB type “B” connector that helps prevent unintentional separation of a standard USB cable. Status LEDs indicate external power, connection to the host, and fault conditions.

Both hubs are housed in rugged, attractive plastic enclosures. The HUB4P is ideal for mounting on walls, under counters, or inside panels. Optional clips are available for mounting to standard 35mm DIN rail. The HUB7P conveniently stacks together with Sealevel’s SeaDAC digital I/O data acquisition modules

Supported in Windows, Linux, and other USB aware operating systems, both products are easy to install and require no separate drivers. Simply power the hub using the included power supply, plug the hub into an available USB port, and then the hub is automatically recognized by the operating system.

All Sealevel manufactured I/O products are covered by a lifetime warranty.