SmartAVI USB Extender Link System



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The SamrtAVI USB100 extends Universal Serial Bus (USB) via a single Category 5 Unscreened Twisted Pair (UTP) cable. Using a unique method of transparent data transfer, the system allows a USB peripheral to be located up to 275ft from the CPU. Fully compliant with the USB specification, the extender will provide a transparent path for both 1.5 and 12 Mbps data rates.


USB100 Diagram


SmartAVI USB100 Features and Benefits:
  • Uses easy to install, inexpensive CAT5.
  • Extends USB port up to 275 feet from the computer
  • Fully compliant with USB 1.1 Specifications
  • Supports 1.5 and 12 Mbps data rates
  • Uses a single CAT-5 UTP cable between transmitter and receiver
  • Bus powered transmitter unit
  • External power adapter for the receiver unit
  • Compact size
  • Metal enclosure with mounting inserts
  • Supports MAC, PC and SUN
  • Fully transparent (does not use any emulation)
  • Plug and play

    USB100 Specifications:

    Electrical USB 102-TR USB 101-RX
    Range over CAT5 UTP 85m (275 ft)
    USB Data  
    USB Fixed data rate 12Mbps
    USB Version compatibility 1.1
    USB connector type Type A Type B
    UTP Data    
    Signal type LVDS
    Connector Unshielded RJ45
    External or via USB 5V DC @100mA
    Connector 2.1mm DC jack (center +ve)
    Dimensions 3.375" x 3.375" x 1.5" (85 x 84 x 35 mm)
    Weight .14 lb (0.3 Kg)
  • Question: do i need drivers for this 2 work? because after a while my usb prudoct dis disconnect and reconnect
    Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Since it is fully transparent, this item should not require any drivers to operate. We are not sure why it would drop the connection after a while. As this is a bus powered unit, it might be some kind of power issue. the receiver can supply up to 500mA to the connected devices. You might try attaching a powered USB hub at the receiver end to see if that helps.

    Unfortunately, detailed product support is beyond the scope of this simple FAQ. For further troubleshooting, we would recommend contacting the manufacturer, SmartAVI, directly. You can locate Smart-AVI support contact info on the following page:

    For your reference, here is a link to the manual for this discontinued product: