Press Release

Silex Releases the Industry’s First USB-to-Gigabit Networking Solution

SX-3000GB easily adds fast networking capability to virtually any USB device for Mac and Windows

SALT LAKE CITY– Jan. 20, 2010 – Silex Technology America, Inc., a global leader in product networking solutions, today announced the availability of SX-3000GB, the industry’s first Gigabit USB Device server. A single SX-3000GB allows users to share up to 15 USB devices over TCP/IP via a Gigabit Ethernet interface.

For home users, the new SX-3000GB provides networking capabilities to MP3 players, web cameras, speakers, monitors and many other devices with a USB interface. Business applications include devices from card readers to USB dongles as well as multifunction printers, scanners and storage devices running on Macintosh or Windows.

SX-3000GB can also be integrated in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to provide USB device connections in a server based computing environment. The versatile features make the SX-3000GB the solution of choice for USB device networking.
Backed by its own SX-Virtual USB technology and implementation know-how, Silex has been the pioneer in leading USB IP technology adoption in the market since 2003, delivering its own product and OEM projects in United States, Japan, Europe and Asia for the hardware and software intellectual property. The SX-3000GB is the latest addition to enhance Silex’s popular USB device server hardware platform with a new Gigabit support and 2X throughput.

Silex USB device servers allow users to connect virtually any USB device to a wired or wireless network. Silex’s proprietary Virtual USB provides a direct USB port connection on Windows or Macintosh systems and transfers the packets out over the LAN using TCP/IP to the USB device connected to the Silex USB Device Server. The computers think they are communicating with the device via a direct USB connection, but they are actually communicating over the network with the USB ports of the SX-3000GB. This method ensures the most robust compatibility with the USB device driver and software applications. Connected USB devices can be used as if they were locally connected.

“Over the past five years, it has been amazing to learn how creatively our customers have utilized our technology to change the way people interact with many different USB devices.” said David N. Smith, President of Silex Technology America. “With the SX-3000GB product, as a new best of breed, even more applications will open up with the higher throughput and we will continue to lead the way in USB device networking.”

SX-3000GB Features:

  • One 10/100/1000Base Ethernet port that can be connected to a wireless router for wireless USB device networking
  • Two Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports supporting up to one amp of USB bus power combined
  • Connect up to 15 USB devices using a hub
  • Bundled “SX-Virtual Link” client software utility:
    • Allows users to graphically manage USB device connection over the network
    • Enables the user to issue a “Request Use” to the other user when the target device is being used
    • Mac OS 10.6.x/10.5.x support in addition to Widows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP/2000, Windows Server 2008/2003

Availability and Pricing:

SX-3000GB is available at $99 MSRP. To find out more, please call 801-748-1199, or visit:
http://www.silexamerica.com/products/usb_device_connectivity/sx-3000gb.html

About Silex Technology America
Silex Technology, Inc. is an embedded network technology company specializing in local area network and wireless technologies providing software, modules or turnkey products. As the world’s leading supplier of print servers, Silex Technology is leveraging its technology and know-how into new applications as well as developing new technologies to meet the expanding need for connectivity for consumers and business users. Silex Technology has regional offices for sales, marketing and development in Japan, U.S., Germany and China. Silex Technology is vertically integrated to support the customer from design to production maintaining the high quality standard. Silex Technology is listed on JASDAQ (6679). For more information, please visit www.silexamerica.com.

Company Contact:
Nobuhiko Miura
Marketing Manager
Silex Technology America, Inc.
801.748.1199
nmiura@silexamerica.com

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