The USB 4-port sharing hub will
allow up to four PC and Mac
computers to share access to up
to four USB devices, such as
scanners, cameras, printers, and hard drives.
The nature of USB does not allow passive
splitting between devices and hosts, so
this special hub acts as a gatekeeper and
allows only one computer access at a time.
The switching is plug-and-play compatible, so
devices and computers do not have to be
reset when moving control.
The hub can be used with both PCs
and Macs at the same time, using
the manual push-buttons on the hub.
Windows-based PCs can also gain control
of the hub using included software; Mac software
is not available.
The hub provides four upstream ports
and four downstream ports to the
user. It supports both full-speed
(12 Mbps) and low-speed (1.5 Mbps)
UH-244 provides both self-powered
and bus-powered modes. It has
per-port overcurrent detection LEDs,
as well as per-port power ready LEDs.
Drivers for this product can be downloaded here:
Windows 98 / 2000 / ME / XP Driver