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Moxa unveils new UPort 400 series USB-IF certified industrial-grade USB 2.0 hubs

Taipei, Taiwan, February 6, 2009—Moxa is proud to introduce 

a new line of industrial-grade USB 2.0 hubs, the UPort™ 400 series. The UPort™ 404 and 407 can expand 1 USB port into 4 or 7 ports. The hubs are designed to provide true USB 2.0 Hi-Speed 480 Mbps data transmission through each port, even for heavy-load applications. The UPort™ 400 series is also USB-IF certified through high-speed compliance testing for industrial applications. In addition to EDS level 4 protection built-in, the hubs are fully compliant with the USB Plug & Play specification and provide a full 500 mA of power per port, ensuring that your USB devices will function properly even in heavy-load applications. The UPort™ 400 series not only offers the most reliable and stable USB connection, but increased productivity as well.


World's first USB-IF certified industrial-grade USB hubs

To provide users the most reliable USB connectivity, Moxa has attained USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum) certification for the UPort™ 400 series industrial-grade USB. USB-IF verifies a number of strict electrical requirements for high-speed hubs designed for the USB 2.0 specification. This means that the UPort™ 404 and 407 support up to 480 Mbps USB 2.0 transmissions, are fully compliant with interoperability requirements, have enough power for devices to function, and provide a successful transition back to high-speed operation from suspend mode. 

Built-in ESD level 4 protection for the highest safeguard

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can be as severe as having more than one thousand volts of ESD with a high rise time (dv/dt) break through the junction layer of protective devices. To guard against serious damage, Moxa's UPort™ 404 and 407 USB hubs offer ESD level 4 (contact 8 KV, air 15 KV) protection.

Convenient power inputs

The UPort™ 404 and 407 support both a power terminal block and power jack for ease of use and greater flexibility. Users can connect the terminal block directly to a DC power source, or use the power jack to connect to an AC circuit through an adaptor. The UPort™ 404 supports external power and bus power supplies so no power adaptor is required. Bus power can also be used to connect low power devices.   

With USB-IF certification, various built-in protections, DIN-Rail and wall mountable design, and up to 7 USB ports, Moxa's UPort™ 400 series industrial-grade hubs ensure that your USB devices will function properly in any heavy-load application.

Key features

• Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for up to 480 Mbps USB transmission
• USB-IF certification
• Dual power supply (power jack and terminal block)
• 15KV ESD level 4 protection for all USB ports
• Rugged metal housing
• DIN-Rail and wall mountable
• Comprehensive diagnostic LEDs
• Bus power or external power options ( UPort™ 404 )

About Moxa: Your Trusted Partner in Automation

Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures. Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.