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First Certifications announced for Wireless USB Products

D-Link and Iogear have both announced certification for their first Wireless USB products.

D-Link's DUB-2240 4-port Wireless USB Hub and DUB-1210 Wireless USB adapter, and Iogear's Wireless USB Hub & Adapter Kit have both received Certification against the Wireless USB 1.0 Specification by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).

IOGEAR intros USB Print / Storage Server

IOGEAR today introduced its 2-Port USB 2.0 Multi-Function Print / Storage Server (GMFPSU22W6).

The device enables network sharing of Multi-Function Printers (MFPs) and storage devices, such as external hard drives, flash drives and memory card readers. Network connection is via a 10/100 Ethernet port and two USB devices can be directly attached to dual USB 2.0 ports. Up to five total USB devices can be supported by attaching an external USB hub.

The GMFPSU22W6 has a suggested list of $169.95 and is available immediately.

Belkin intros Certified Wireless USB hub

Belkin today announced its Certified Wireless USB hub.

The F5U302 provides a single Wireless USB connection between a host computer and up to four USB 1.1/2.0 devices. The product comes with an adapter for the host computer. Transfer speed is spec'd at 480 Mbps (raw data rate) with a 30 foot range.

Belkin did not say whether this product would replace its "Cable Free USB Hub", which is not interoperable with this new product or any other Certified Wireless USB products.

The product will be available in "late August" for $199.99 suggested list.

TRENDnet adds Multi-Function Print Server trio

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TRENDnet today announced three printservers for USB multi-function printers.

The TE100-MP1U 1-Port USB Multi-Function Print Server, TE100-MP2U 2-Port USB 2.0 Multi-Function Print Server and TEW-MP2U 2-Port Wireless USB Multi-Function Print Server support printing from Windows XP, 2000, 2003 Server and Vista operating systems.

The wireless model connects to 802.11b/g wireless networks and supports 64/128-Bit WEP encryption & WPA-PSK security. The two-port models support network access for USB storage devices such as hard drives, flash drives and memory card readers.

All three models are available now. Estimated street prices are $60, $81 and $108 for the 1 port, 2 port and 2 port plus wireless.

Hawking announces PoE adapter kit

Hawking Technologies today announced the release of its HPOE1 Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Adapter Kit. The new, 2-in-1 Injector-plus-Splitter Adapter Kit delivers both power and data over standard Ethernet cables.

The HPOE1’s splitter unit has three adjustable power settings – 5V, 7.5V, and 12V - for compatibility with a wider range of network devices and works with both wired and wireless Ethernet-enabled network devices.

The HPOE1 is available now at an MSRP of $49.99.

Turn your PS3 into a Linux Server

HELIOS Software today released a free download of a modified Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) distribution, optimized to use Sony's Playstation 3 as a test-drive server.

The distro is offered under basic agreement with Terra Soft Solutions, the developer of YDL. HELIOS prepared the distro primarily to provide a test-drive platform for its file, print, PDF and image server software.

Belkin adds networked USB hub

Belkin today announced a new Network USB Hub.

The Hub simulates a direct USB connection to attached devices from networked Windows and Mac OS computers. Caching techniques allow for support of high-speed USB devices and isochronous transfers at full speed. The software also allows control of USB devices on the Hub to be switched among computers.

The F5L009 Network USB Hub will be available late June 2007 at an MSRP of $129.99. Initial shipments will support Windows clients. Support for Mac OS clients will be available in September.

Dell, EPA To Host D.C. Earth Day Computer Recycling Drive

Dell and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host an Earth Day computer recycling event for consumers in the Washington metropolitan area on Sunday, April 22. The free event is part of Dell’s commitment to educating consumers about responsible computer recycling options and keeping information technology equipment out of landfills.

Washington, D.C.-area residents can recycle any brand computer, monitor, printer and other computer equipment by dropping off the items at the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the event site at 13th and E Streets, N.W.

Lantronix announces 'zero footprint' KVM over IP product

Lantronix today announced the SecureLinx Spider—a "cable-friendly", single port, KVM to IP converter small enough to be held in one hand.

The SecureLinx Spider is a “Distributed KVM” solution that allows administrators to easily add incremental ports as their needs require. It is a completely self-contained solution including an ARM-based processor, on-board memory (Flash, Video and CPU SDRAM), secure operating system, web server, video encoder, and embedded Ethernet switch with built-in support for Virtual Media.

Cisco and Apple resolve iPhone tiff

Cisco and Apple today announced that they have resolved their dispute involving the "iPhone" trademark. Under the agreement, both companies are free to use the "iPhone" trademark on their products throughout the world.

Both companies acknowledge the trademark ownership rights that have been granted, and each side will dismiss any pending actions regarding the trademark. In addition, Cisco and Apple will explore opportunities for interoperability in the areas of security, and consumer and enterprise communications.

Other terms of the agreement are confidential.

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