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2-Port USB 2.0 Printer/Peripheral Sharing Switch

Model Number: U215-002


Allows 2 computers to share one USB 2.0 peripheral, such as a printer, scanner or external hard drive, saving you money, space and time.
  • Switch between computers via mouse, hotkey or manual button
  • Supports data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps
  • Automatic switching upon print command
  • Easy setup with included optional software CD
  • No power adapter required
  • 3-year limited warranty

Overview

The U215-002 2-Port USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Printer/Peripheral Sharing Switch saves you money, time and precious workspace by letting you connect two computers to a single USB peripheral. Recommended for home and small offices, this sharing switch eliminates the cost of buying two printers, two scanners, two hard drives, etc., as well as the problem of where to put them and their cables.

One-touch port switching lets you switch between computers using a mouse, hotkeys or manual pushbutton. The U215-002 detects print commands and switches computers automatically. Idle time-out switching ensures all data is sent from the active printer buffer before switching ports.

A taskbar icon indicates the connected device’s status. LEDs on the unit indicate which computer currently controls the device. The U215-002 is compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices and supports data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps.

No external power supply required. Switch is compatible with all USB-enabled Operating Systems. Optional CD software is compatible with Windows (XP and later) and Mac (OS X 10.3 and later).

Features

Connect 2 Computers to a Single USB Device
  • Recommended for printers, scanners, hard drives and other USB peripherals
  • Saves money, time and workspace
  • Ideal for home and small offices
  • Compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 peripherals
  • Supports data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps

One-Touch Port Switching
  • Switch between computers with mouse, hotkey or manual pushbutton
  • Detects print commands and switches computers automatically
  • All data sent from active printer buffer before switching ports
  • Taskbar icon indicates device status
  • LEDs indicate computer control

Easy Setup and Broad Compatibility
  • Switch is compatible with all USB-enabled Operating Systems
  • Optional software is compatible with Windows (XP and later) and Mac (OS X 10.3 and later)
  • No external power supply required

System Requirements

  • 1 or 2 computers with available USB ports
  • Switch is compatible with all USB-enabled operating systems
  • Optional software is compatible with Windows (XP and later) and Mac (OS X 10.3 and later)

Package Includes

  • U215-002 2-Port USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Printer/Peripheral Sharing Switch
  • (2) USB 2.0 cables (A/B), 1.5 ft.
  • Installation CD
  • Owner’s manual
RoHS compliant

Specifications

OVERVIEW
UPC Code037332198631
INPUT
Bus Powered  Yes
USER INTERFACE, ALERTS & CONTROLS
LED IndicatorsBlue (1, 2)
PHYSICAL
ColorBlack
Material of ConstructionABS
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)1.50 x 4.40 x 3.74
Shipping Weight (lbs.)0.26
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)0.8 x 2.7 x 1.7
Unit Packaging TypeBox
Unit Weight (lbs.)0
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature Range32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
Storage Temperature Range14 to 131 F (-10 to 55 C)
Relative Humidity5% to 90% RH, Non-Condensing
BTUs  1.7 BTU/Hr
Power Consumption (Watts)0.5
CONNECTIONS
Ports2
Side A - Connector 1USB A (FEMALE)
Side B - Connector 1(2) USB B (FEMALE)
Connector PlatingNickel
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
Port SelectionPushbutton; Hotkey; Mouse
USB SpecificationUSB 2.0 (up to 480 Mbps)
Driver RequiredNo
TechnologyUSB 2.0 (High Speed); USB
CERTIFICATIONS
CertificationsTested to CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH, WEEE
WARRANTY
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)3-year limited warranty

Accessories

USB, Lightning & FireWire
  Model Number Description
U022-006 | USB, Lightning & FireWire U022-006 USB 2.0 A/B Cable (M/M), 6 ft.
U022-006-BE | USB, Lightning & FireWire U022-006-BE USB 2.0 A/B Cable (M/M), Beige, 6 ft.
U022-010 | USB, Lightning & FireWire U022-010 USB 2.0 A/B Cable (M/M), 10 ft.
U022-010-BE | USB, Lightning & FireWire U022-010-BE USB 2.0 A/B Cable (M/M), Beige, 10 ft.
U022-015-BE | USB, Lightning & FireWire U022-015-BE USB 2.0 A/B Cable (M/M), Beige, 15 ft.
U024-003 | USB, Lightning & FireWire U024-003 USB 2.0 Extension Cable (A M/F) 3 ft.
U024-006 | USB, Lightning & FireWire U024-006 USB 2.0 Extension Cable (A M/F), 6 ft.
U024-006-BE | USB, Lightning & FireWire U024-006-BE USB 2.0 Extension Cable (M/F), Beige, 6 ft.
U030-003 | USB, Lightning & FireWire U030-003 USB 2.0 A to Mini-B Cable (A to 5Pin Mini-B, M/M), 3-ft.
U030-006 | USB, Lightning & FireWire U030-006 USB 2.0 A to Mini-B Cable (A to 5Pin Mini-B M/M), 6-ft.
U050-003 | USB, Lightning & FireWire U050-003 USB 2.0 A to Micro-B Cable (M/M), 3 ft.
U050-006 | USB, Lightning & FireWire U050-006 USB 2.0 A to Micro-B Cable (M/M), 6 ft.
USB Cables
  Model Number Description
U022-006 | USB Cables U022-006 USB 2.0 A/B Cable (M/M), 6 ft.
U022-006-BE | USB Cables U022-006-BE USB 2.0 A/B Cable (M/M), Beige, 6 ft.
U022-010 | USB Cables U022-010 USB 2.0 A/B Cable (M/M), 10 ft.
U022-010-BE | USB Cables U022-010-BE USB 2.0 A/B Cable (M/M), Beige, 10 ft.
U022-015-BE | USB Cables U022-015-BE USB 2.0 A/B Cable (M/M), Beige, 15 ft.
U024-003 | USB Cables U024-003 USB 2.0 Extension Cable (A M/F) 3 ft.
U024-006 | USB Cables U024-006 USB 2.0 Extension Cable (A M/F), 6 ft.
U024-006-BE | USB Cables U024-006-BE USB 2.0 Extension Cable (M/F), Beige, 6 ft.
U030-003 | USB Cables U030-003 USB 2.0 A to Mini-B Cable (A to 5Pin Mini-B, M/M), 3-ft.
U030-006 | USB Cables U030-006 USB 2.0 A to Mini-B Cable (A to 5Pin Mini-B M/M), 6-ft.
U050-003 | USB Cables U050-003 USB 2.0 A to Micro-B Cable (M/M), 3 ft.
U050-006 | USB Cables U050-006 USB 2.0 A to Micro-B Cable (M/M), 6 ft.

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