Extending the USB cable for Ubi

Ubi Support -

With Ubi sensor, you get a 12m long USB A-male to Min-B cable. It has an active repeater in it, makes it almost twice as long as your typical long USB cables.

From our experience, that is enough for most of the physical set up we have seen. but occasionally we do see classrooms and conference rooms that requires the cabling to go through ground or ceiling beyond the 12 m range. In that case, we have a solution for you.

The best thing to use, if you want to extend your usb cable even upto 50 m, is a USB Cat 5 extender. In simple terms, Cat 5 extender converts your USB to a Cat 5 ( your standard lan cable ) . 

One of the best products we have tested and made sure to work with Ubi sensor is the TRIPP LITE B203-101-PNP 1-Port USB 2.0 over Cat5 Cat6 Extender Hub Transmitter and Receiver

It comes with the following specs.

  • Connect a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 device up to 164 ft. ( 50m ) from your computer
  • Uses readily available Cat5/Cat6 cable
  • Includes a 1 ft. USB A/B device cable for connecting the local transmitter unit to a computer
  • Supports Hi-Speed data transfer rates up to 480Mbps



If it is not available in your country and are looking to buy an alternative, please look out for the following requirements

  • should support USB 2.0 ( lot of cheap versions come with support only for USB 1.0, and won't work with Ubi sensor ).
  • Should have a min transfer rate of 200 Mbps. 



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