FOX USB Extender Plus

Fiber Optic Extender for USB Peripherals
Key Features
  • Extends USB peripherals very 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
  • Receiver features an integrated four-port hub with 5 Volts, 500 mA available on each port
  • Peripheral emulation
  • Real-time status LED indicators for troubleshooting and monitoring
  • Compatible with Extron FOX Matrix Switchers for signal distribution systems up to 1000x1000 and larger
The Extron FOX USB Extender Plus
Model Version Description Part #
 FOX T USB Extender Plus MM Multimode - Transmitter 60-1474-11
 FOX R USB Extender Plus MM Multimode - Receiver 60-1474-21
 FOX T USB Extender Plus SM Singlemode - Transmitter 60-1474-12
 FOX R USB Extender Plus SM Singlemode - Receiver 60-1474-22
 FOX T USB Extender Plus HID MM Multimode - HID Transmitter 60-1526-11
 FOX R USB Extender Plus HID MM Multimode - HID Receiver 60-1526-21
 FOX T USB Extender Plus HID SM Singlemode - HID Transmitter 60-1526-12
 FOX R USB Extender Plus HID SM Singlemode - HID Receiver 60-1526-22

The Extron FOX USB Extender Plus is a fiber optic transmitter and receiver set for long haul transmission of USB signals over fiber optic cabling. Engineered for reliability and exceptional performance, it uses Extron all‑digital technology to deliver a perfect signal. This fiber optic extender is compatible with USB 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, and 1.0 devices with transfer data rates up to 480 Mbps. Designed specifically for AV systems, the FOX USB Extender Plus includes many integrator friendly features such as peripheral emulation, an active four‑port hub that supplies 5 Volts, 500 mA per port, and real‑time system monitoring. Compact, low‑profile enclosures allow for discreet installation.

As part of the extensive FOX Series of fiber optic products from Extron, the FOX USB Extender Plus can be used for simple point-to-point applications or in combination with FOX Series matrix switchers for support of enterprise-wide installations. Used in conjunction with an Extron FOX Series DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, or VGA extender, the FOX USB Extender Plus is capable of transmitting Keyboard-Video-Mouse - KVM signals very long distances over a fiber optic infrastructure.

The FOX USB Extender Plus enables direct connection of USB peripherals to a host computer at extreme distances, eliminating the need for additional IP network drops, equipment, software, or drivers. This simplifies integration in KVM applications by avoiding IT-specific design criteria that may be in conflict with the needs of KVM switching in professional AV installations.

The transmitter features peripheral emulation to support uninterrupted communication between the host and the USB device, ensuring trouble-free boot up of the host. For simplified integration, the receiver features an active four-port hub that supplies 5 Volts, 500 mA per port to power attached devices. Also, LED indicators provide visual confirmation of system activity.

The extender is ideal for a wide range of applications requiring long haul transmission of USB signals with data rates up to 480 Mbps. Peripheral emulation ensures reliable communication, even without a tie being made to a connected device. In addition, fiber optic transmission of content is inherently secure and immune to outside interference.

The FOX USB Extender Plus supports USB peripherals such as interactive whiteboards, keyboards, mice, mass storage devices, webcams, headsets and speakers, along with other USB devices in a wide variety of environments. For secure environments, the FOX USB Extender Plus HID model is designed to ensure that only authorized device types are recognized. It allows connection of a keyboard, mouse, smart card reader, or similar USB device, and prevents connection of unauthorized hardware, such as a storage device.

The fiber optic extender features industry standard LC-type connectivity and is available in two formats: multimode and singlemode. The FOX USB Extender Plus MM supports multimode fiber at 850 nm, which is typically used within buildings, between floors, or at facilities with moderate-range transmission distances up to 2 km (1.25 miles). The FOX USB Extender Plus SM supports singlemode fiber at 1310 nm, offering long-range USB transmission capability over extreme distances of up to 30 km (18.75 miles). It is used in very large facilities such as airports and stadiums, as well as connecting over long distances between facilities such as at a university campus or medical complex.