Sealevel Systems, Inc., announces the Rugged SuperSpeed 7-Port USB 3.1 Hub. The USB 3.1 hub features a rugged, industrial-grade, metal housing, robust ESD protection, USB 3.1 compliance and backwards compatibility with legacy USB data rates. It is designed to meet the advanced requirements for connecting multiple USB peripherals in extreme environments while achieving SuperSpeed operation.
The Rugged SuperSpeed 7-Port USB 3.1 Hub checks every box for industrial use:
The USB 3.1 hub is fully compatible with standard USB cables but includes SeaLATCH USB type B connectors. When used with optional SeaLATCH USB cables, a high-retention thumbscrew prevents accidental cable disconnection which makes it ideal for high shock and vibration applications.
“When customers approached us to expand our USB hub line and introduce a USB 3.1 solution, we knew we needed to adhere to two primary Sealevel tenets: ruggedness and reliability,” says Jeff Baldwin, Director of Engineering for Sealevel.
Supporting Your USB Peripherals
The USB hub supports the full bandwidth of USB 3.1, allowing connection of legacy peripherals alongside newer devices without disruption. The hub is backward compatible with USB 2.0, 1.1 and 1.0 devices to ensure scalability in harsh industrial environments, transportation applications and mission critical communications.
All Charging Downstream Ports (CDPs) are USB Battery Charging Specification BCv1.2 compliant, ideal for charging batteries or powering high-current USB peripherals. The Multiple Transaction Translator (MTT) design prevents speed limitations, enabling multiple high bandwidth devices to operate at SuperSpeed.
The USB 3.1 hub does not require a separate driver and is easy to install. It is fully supported in MicrosoftÒ Windows 8/10, and backward compatible with Microsoft Windows XP/7, and other USB-aware operating systems. The seven-port model can be powered by a 9-30VDC power supply or the recommended Sealevel power supply item #TR152.
The seven-port Rugged SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Hub (Item #HUB7SS-BA) is available from stock for $385. For more information about the USB 3.1 hub, including OEM options, call +1 864.843.4343.