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U.S. Robotics Expands Portfolio with New Line of Business-class Networking and Wireless Accessories


CHICAGO –June 22, 2004 – U.S. Robotics continues to expand its product portfolio with a new USB print server and a variety of 802.11g 2.4GHz antennas. Announced today at SuperComm 2004 (Booth # 13547 and 13548), U.S. Robotics new USB print server makes it easier for small and medium-sized businesses to network and share a USB printer, while the company’s new wireless antenna family helps improve a wireless network’s range and coverage.

“As more and more printers come standard with a USB port, the most inexpensive solution is to connect these printers to the network with a USB to Ethernet print server,” said Daryle Brown, product marketing manager, U.S. Robotics. “Adding the USB print server to our full line of wireless gear, switches, routers, NICs and firewall devices makes it easy for businesses to share USB printers with any secure wired or wireless network efficiently and affordably.”

U.S. Robotics new networking accessories include:

  • The USR7500 USB Print Server eliminates the need for an “always on” dedicated PC for printing and works with all USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 ports to easily network and share a USB printer. The device is also easy-to-install and operate because of its simple configuration and management Web-browser interface. MSRP $74.95
  • The USR5480 4 dBi Desktop connects to a U.S. Robotics’ wireless PCI card to enhance range and positions the antenna away from the typically noisy “behind the desktop” location. MSRP $29.99
  • The USR5481 5 dBi R-SMA antenna extends the range of U.S. Robotics wireless family and future products with standard 2dBi antennas. MSRP $19.99
  • The USR5482 9 dBi Patch antenna works with a U.S. Robotics multi-function access point to provide broad, focused coverage in buildings with large coverage areas and for hot spots. MSRP $89.99

Brown added, “For 802.11g wireless LAN environments, U.S. Robotics new wireless high-gain antennas provide perfect solutions where greater range and coverage area are required. As new technologies are introduced, we will continue to addresses every segment of the home or small office network.”

About U.S. Robotics

For three decades, U.S. Robotics has been the world’s leader in Internet access, delivering the highest quality and most innovative modems available. U.S. Robotics also provides a selection of wireless and wired networking products and security devices for homes and small offices. The company is partnering with key industry players and new technology providers to bring consumers connectivity solutions through its extensive worldwide distribution channel. U.S. Robotics is privately held and headquartered in the Chicago area. For further information regarding the company and its products, please visit the Web site at

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