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USB 1.1 Rover 1850 Single port Cat 5e 85 meter extender

Rover USB ExtendersThe USB Rover®1850 extends USB 1.1 connections beyond the desktop up to 85* meters without external power adapters, ideal for keyboards, mice,  game controllers and interactive whiteboards – including all SMART Boards and Promethean ActivBoards.

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USB Rover® products operate over standard solid core Cat 5e UTP cable (the same wiring used in Ethernet). The USB Rover 1850 uses technology ideal for extending USB peripherals and does not require additional software for either the computer or the target devices.

The USB Rover 1850 product is composed of two separate units: the Local Extender (LEX) and the Remote Extender (REX). Conventional USB cables are used to connect the LEX unit to the host computer, and the remote USB device to the REX unit. Cat 5e UTP cabling is used to connect the LEX and REX units over a distance of up to 85m (279 ft).

Icron’s USB Rover 1850 extension system is ideal for use with USB peripherals including: keyboards, mice, interactive white boards (including SMART Boards and Promethean ActivBoards), and game controllers.


  • Reliable operation with more USB devices including USB 1.1 web cameras and USB hubs
  • Works with all SMART Boards and Promethean ActivBoards
  • Remote extender supplies up to 400mA* to USB devices
  • Provides support for any full-speed (12 Mbps) or low-speed (1.5 Mbps) USB device
  • Robust ESD and EFT immunity for industrial environments
  • Designed and FCC/CE certified in North America
  • 3 year warranty
  • ExtremeUSB® suite of features:
    • Transparent USB extension
    • True plug and play; no software drivers required
    • Works with all major operating systems:  Windows®, Mac OS X®, and Linux®



  • Reach:  Up to 85m (279 feet)

Local Extender

  • LEX unit USB Connector: 1 x USB Type A Plug
  • LEX unit – Pig Tail Length: 18″ (45.7cm)
  • LEX unit Link Connector: 1 x RJ45
  • Dimensions: 3.34″ x 1.57″ x 0.98″ (85mm x 40mm x 25mm)

Remote Extender

  • REX unit USB Connector: 1 x USB Type A Receptacle
  • REX unit – Pig Tail Length: 6″ (15.2cm)
  • REX unit Link Connector: 1 x RJ45
  • Maximum current available at REX: 400mA when LEX is supplied with 600mA
  • Dimensions: 3.34″ x 1.57″ x 0.98″ (85mm x 40mm x 25mm)


  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)


  • Emissions: FCC (Class A), CE (Class A)
  • Immunity: CE Criteria A
  • Environmental: RoHS2 (CE)
  • Safety: CPSIA, Flammability V-1


  • Warranty: 3 years

In the Box

The USB 1.1 Rover® 1850 system includes:

  • Local Extender (LEX) module
  • Remote Extender (REX) module
  • Quick Start Guide.
  • Three year warranty


High Speed USB 2.0 Cat 5e Extender Diagram

* Up to 40m for all USB devices; 85 meters is achievable for most low powered HID USB devices.