FOX USB Extender Plus

Fiber Optic Extender for USB Peripherals

The Extron FOX USB Extender Plus is a fiber optic transmitter and receiver set capable of sending USB signals extreme distances. It enables USB 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, and 1.0 peripheral devices to be located miles away from the host computer. Integrating the FOX USB Extender Plus into a professional AV system design that requires KVM – Keyboard/Video/Mouse support helps to reduce the need for additional IP network drops, equipment, software, or drivers. To ensure reliability and simplified installation, the transmitter includes peripheral emulation for trouble-free boot up of the host and the receiver provides an active four-port hub that can power or charge attached devices. These and other features make the FOX USB Extender Plus ideal for long distance extension of USB signals over fiber optic cabling.

Key Features

  • Extends USB peripherals long distances over fiber optic cabling
  • Supports USB 2.0 to 1.0 devices and USB 3.0 devices that can operate at USB 2.0 data rates of up to 480 Mbps, enabling bulk, control, interrupt, and isochronous transfers as defined by the USB specification
  • Receiver features an integrated four-port hub with 5 Volts, 500 mA available on each port for simultaneous connection to multiple peripheral devices such as mass storage devices, keyboards, and other HIDs – Human Interface Devices
  • Peripheral emulation offers increased system reliability by emulating a continuous connection between the host and an HID-compliant keyboard and mouse
  • Real-time status LED indicators provides visual confirmation of port activity between an active host and each connected peripheral device
  • Compatible with FOX Matrix Switchers to enable transmission of KVM signals very long distances over an enterprise-wide fiber optic infrastructure
  • Device class filtering on select models restricts the range of device types to HID and smart card readers to prevent unauthorized downloading or uploading of content via the USB port in secure environments - FOX USB Extender Plus HID
  • Multimode and singlemode models available
FOX USB Extender Plus Application Diagram

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