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B+B SmartWorx launches first USB 3.0 Hub to provide ‘isolation and super speed’

B+B SmartWorx has launched its newest USB Hub – the USH304, its first isolated USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hub offering both isolation and super high speeds, according to the company.

The device adds to B+B SmartWorx’s expanding line of USB products, and the is powered by Advantech, which is one of the leading computing technology suppliers ti industry.

USH304 – an ultra-rugged 4-port isolated USB – offers 2,500 VDC voltage isolation for upstream ports and 4 x downstream USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports. 

Isolation usually downgrades USB speed to 12 Mbps; not the case with this hub. With a transfer speed of up to 5 Gbps, it can be powered via a USB bus or 10~30 VDC external power source.

Users can experience the confidence of isolation to protect equipment and systems while also operating power-hungry industrial devices.

This is opening new doors for increasing speed in industrial applications, such as security systems, machine vision, product programming, testing and charging at the end of the production line.

Previously, USB Hubs with isolation were limited in bandwidth. Now with USH304, users can power larger devices and provide isolation.

Additional features of the new USH304 include the following:

  • Ruggedized design for industrial commercial applications
  • ESD protection up to ±8 kV (Level 3)
  • Operating temperature: 0°C to +70°C
  • Power status and downstream port speed LED indicators
  • Lockable USB 3.0 cable included
  • DIN rail mount adapter clip included

The industrial USB 3.0 Hub rounds out a full line of USB products from B+B SmartWorx. There is an available hub for every application and a USB product family to meet various needs.