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USRobotics Launches ''Blazing Fast'' USB 3.0 Product Family

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  1. btarunr

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    USRobotics, a Platinum Equity company and leading provider of Internet access and networking products, today introduced the new USRobotics USB 3.0 Product Family, which offers a “blazing fast” bandwidth connection of up to five Gbps for speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The new family includes a 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub (USR8400), along with a 2-Port ExpressCard Adapter (USR8401), and 2-Port PCI Express Card Adapter (USR8402). All of the new products are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices, designed to work with any USB peripheral and easy to install.

    “Our products center around improving connectivity speed and therefore productivity for our customers,” said Bruce Swail, CEO for USRobotics. “An entirely new line for USRobotics, the USB 3.0 Product Family was produced to stay current with modern demand for connectivity bandwidth. USB 3.0 promises a major leap forward in transfer speeds and capability while maintaining backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 devices.”

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    “The USB 3.0 products offer faster data transfers for simpler access to files, enabling users to spend more time editing photos or video for instance, versus waiting to transfer that data,” explained Holly Oxford, director of sales and marketing for USRobotics. “The 4-Port Hub is one of the first in the market to offer four full USB 3.0 ports. Not only is this the easiest way possible to expand the number of 3.0 USB ports, the end result is additional power for more robust USB peripherals.”

    The entire USB 3.0 Product Family enables the connection of super-speed peripherals like USB 3.0 external hard drives, printers, scanners, digital video cameras, video surveillance cameras, video display solutions, media devices, high-resolution webcams and more. These products automatically detect the native USB type speed and transfer data at the maximum rate for each individual port to drastically reduce time transferring large amounts of data when used with 3.0 devices. Additionally, all of the new products can be easily removed and replaced without shutting down a system.

    Availability
    The new USRobotics USB 3.0 Product Family is currently available at retail prices starting at $39.99. The products can be purchased through USRobotics’s authorized distributors and reseller partners or ordered directly at http://www.usr.com/usb3/. The new products come standard with a one-year limited manufacturer warranty from the date of purchase.
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    USR still exists? Interesting. I remember their analog PC modems (56k and below). Haven't heard about them in the last 10 years.
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    Last I remember was them being owned by 3M, if I recall correctly.

    For $40, this looks like a nice little hub.
    Being "Blazing Fast" has to count for something too. lol
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  4. Static~Charge

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    Close -- 3Com bought them.
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    Do I get points for at least getting the "3" correct? lol

    I've not seen USR in the news much lately. I thought they went the way of the dinosaurs.
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    HP owns 3com right...?
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    In 07 I bought a couple of US Robotic 8 port 1Gb switches and they have been good switches so far. I mainly use 3com OfficeConnects for small switch needs, but the egg was out at the time and i picked the US Robotics up.

    Pulls out my US Robotics 56k v.92 Speedster and rubs it..hehehe Not really.. I know i have a few.. I would just have to dig for them..hehehe
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    They were busy building up the robot army for "I, Robot"

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