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SEH Technology launches USB Hub IH-304 for Industrial Control Cabinets, Server Racks

IH-304 fetches access to four USB devices from one port; can team vertically side by side with Serial-to-IP and USB-to-IP device server on DIN rail

Phoenixville, PA, March 26, 2018  SEH Technology Inc. the U.S. subsidiary of SEH Computertechnik GmbH, a Germany-based network solutions innovator announces the North American release of the I<link internal-link>H-304 Industrial USB Hub, a four-port, SuperSpeed 3.0 USB hub for industrial use. With overvoltage protection, the hub quadruples the reach of each USB SuperSpeed port found in a cabinet-mounted, industrial PC or USB device server. It also mounts vertically, saving space on a DIN top-hat rail.

If deployed together with SEH's recently announced two-port, INU-100 USB device server, two IH-304s can extend the remote monitoring and control of up to eight USB devices over an IP network or the Internet. (The upper limit per INU-100 is ten devices, achieved with a third, cascading IH-304 hub.)

The Industrial Hub also serves as a USB charger with 1.5 amperes per port, and accepts a selectable and redundant power supply from 12 to 48 V DC.  Among its primary uses:

  • automation, process control (control and monitoring of sensors, gauges, peripheral devices and actuators, especially in Industrial IoT applications)
  • manufacturing (data upload from analyzers, cameras, etc.)

"Space-saving, failsafe and above all, durable components are critical in industrial environments" says Jörg Hecke, product marketing manager at SEH. "The robust IH-304 adds to these must-haves with the highest data transfer rates, future-proofing deployments in environments where replacement may be difficult and expensive." 

Mounted side-by side on the same top-hat rail, SEH's IH-304, INU-100 device server and SU-302 serial-to-USB converter extend remote USB and serial device connectivity and control in less space than most single industrial USB hubs alone, an important economy where one cabinet must hold all access and control components for a given function.

The IH-304 is natively compatible with almost any operating system. Competitively priced, it is now available directly from SEH Technology, Inc.

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