USB Extender Plus Series

Twisted Pair Extender for USB Peripherals
Key Features
  • Extends USB peripherals up to 1,980 feet (600 meters) through a Gigabit Ethernet network
  • Extends USB peripherals up to 330 feet (100 meters) point-to-point over one CATx cable
  • Supports USB 2.0 through 1.0 devices with data rates of up to 480 Mbps. Compatible with USB 3.0 devices that can operate at USB 2.0 data rates
  • Choice of rack-mountable and architectural form factors
  • USB switching controller lets you easily create small or large USB switching systems
The Extron USB Extender Plus Series
Model Version Description Part #
 USB Extender Plus T Transmitter 60-1471-12
 USB Extender Plus R Receiver 60-1471-13
 USB Extender Plus D R Receiver - Decorator-Style Version - White 60-1473-23
 USB Extender Plus AAP R Receiver - AAP Version - Black 60-1472-22
 USB Extender Plus T HID HID Transmitter 60-1539-12
 USB Extender Plus R HID HID Receiver 60-1539-13
 USB Plus Matrix Controller Controller 42-267-01
 USB Extender Plus AAP T Transmitter - AAP Version - Black 60-1472-12 Retired
 USB Extender Plus AAP R Receiver - AAP Version - White 60-1472-23 Retired
 USB Extender Plus D T Transmitter - Decorator-Style Version - White 60-1473-13 Retired

The USB Extender Plus Series extends and switches USB signals from peripheral devices to a host computer up to 1,980 feet (600m) through a Gigabit Ethernet network or up to 330 feet (100m) point-to-point over one CATx cable. It supports USB 2.0 through 1.0 devices with data rates up to 480 Mbps and it is compatible with USB 3.0 devices that can operate at USB 2.0 data rates. The transmitter includes USB peripheral emulation to enable trouble-free booting of a host computer that is not connected to a keyboard or mouse. The receiver features a built‑in, active four‑port hub. The controller provides simple setup and control for creating a distributed USB matrix switching system over an Ethernet network. The USB Extender Plus Series supports USB peripherals such as keyboards, mice, mass storage devices, and webcams in pro AV environments.

The transmitter features peripheral emulation to support uninterrupted communication between the host and the USB device, ensuring USB port recognition during system boot-up, even without a connected keyboard or mouse. Port LED indicators provide visual confirmation of system activity.

The USB Extender Plus Series is capable of transmitting USB signals long distances over a CATx twisted pair infrastructure. For distances up to 330 feet (100 meters), installation of the USB Extender Plus enables direct connection of USB peripherals to the remote host computer without needing additional IP network drops, equipment, software, or drivers. This simplifies integration in Keyboard-Video-Mouse - KVM applications by avoiding IT-specific design criteria that may be in conflict with the need for KVM extension in professional AV installations.

For installations where longer distances are required or when pairing one transmitter to multiple receivers, the USB Extender Plus Series transmitter and receiver can be connected to a Gigabit Ethernet switch located up to 330 feet (100 meters) away to extend the total distance to 660 feet (200 meters). In addition, the signal can be extended through a network of as many as five Gigabit Ethernet switches, with up to 330 feet (100 meters) between each pair of switches, for a total transmission distance of 1,980 feet (600 meters).

The extender supports USB peripherals such as interactive whiteboards, keyboards, mice, mass storage devices, webcams, headsets and speakers, along with other USB devices. For secure environments, the 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.

Transmitters and receivers are available in three form factors that can be mixed and matched for optimum integration flexibility. The compact, 1‑inch quarter rack width metal enclosure is designed for desktop, under desk, lectern, or rack mounting. The USB Extender Plus AAP model fits into a double-space Architectural Adapter Plate - AAP opening, providing convenient and elegant architectural USB connectivity. The USB Extender Plus D is a decorator-style wallplate that fits into a single-gang wall box.

The USB Plus Matrix Controller provides a simple management interface to create USB switching systems using up to 64 USB Extender Plus Series transmitters and receivers. Any AV control processor can easily control USB switching using SIS commands sent via Ethernet or RS‑232. The USB Plus Matrix Controller can be combined with USB Extender Plus Series transmitters and receivers to create a simple distributed USB matrix switching system within a single room or spanning an entire building. The system can be configured quickly and easily using Extron's Product Configuration Software - PCS.

The USB Extender Plus Series is ideal for a wide variety of environments requiring extension and switching of USB 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, and 1.0 signals with data rates up to 480 Mbps, including courtrooms, conference and meeting spaces, classrooms, and lecture halls.