updated 02:15 pm EDT, Wed August 1, 2007
Keyspan USB 2.0 Server
Keyspan today began shipping its new USB 2.0 Server, combining the functionality of a USB print server and a USB extender. The device allows Mac and PC clients to access two high-speed USB 2.0 devices over Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and enables multiple users to share USB devices on a network while extending a USB connection between a host computer and the USB device over great distances. The USB 2.0 Server eliminates the need to dedicate a computer as a host for a USB device, according to Keyspan, and is compatible with all types of USB devices. The device supports bi-directional communication with printers that allows users to monitor ink as well as paper levels remotely, and works work Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later as well as Windows XP or Windows Vista. Keyspan's USB 2.0 Server is priced at $130.