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4-Port USB 2.0 Extender Turnkey PCBA - 100m CAT 5e/6/7 or LAN

USB 2.0 RG2304 Series Turnkey PCBAs

Icron’s Turnkey solutions are complete USB extension solutions without enclosures. With the Turnkey systems, OEM customers can quickly and easily embed ExtremeUSB® into their end applications or custom enclosures. The USB 2.0 RG2304 Series Turnkey is a four-port extender solution available in point-to-point or LAN based extender system configurations, featuring full device and host support. The 2304 turnkey model extends USB over a point-to-point CAT X connection, the 2304N turnkey model extends USB over Ethernet, the 2304GE-LAN Turnkey model also supports SwitchableUSBTM and Device Class Filtering, whereas the 2304S Turnkey model additionally supports the Simultaneous Users Interaction feature. Other advanced OEM features available include Hot Key support and Vendor Lock. To find out more about shared and unique turnkey features, simply click on the Features tab below.

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Overview

The USB 2.0 RG2304 Series Turnkey consisting of point-to-point and network variants, are sold separately as printed circuit boards in Local Extender and Remote Extender configurations for easy integration into a custom enclosure. OEM customers can choose from four variants. The USB 2.0 RG2304 Turnkey allows users to extend USB 2.0/1.1 connections over a single CAT 5e/6/7 cable up to 100m in point-to-point fashion. The USB 2.0 RG2304N Turnkey allows users to extend USB 2.0/1.1 connections over a GigE LAN or single CAT 5e/6/7 cable up to 100m in point-to-point fashion. Extending over LAN saves on installation time and provides IT visibility. In addition to LAN connectivity, the USB 2.0 RG2304GE-LAN Turnkey supports Device Class Filtering and Icron’s SwitchableUSB protocol for dynamic switching of Local to Remote Extender pairings. The 2304S Turnkey additionally supports Simultaneous Users Interaction feature which extends up to seven different Remote Extenders from the same Local Extender across the LAN.

The OEM 4-port USB 2.0 Series Turnkey supports data rates at up to 480Mbps and is plug and play – no software drivers required – for all major operating systems: Windows®, macOSTM, and Linux®. Additionally, this ExtremeUSB® based solution is FCC/CE Class B certified (compliance tested in RG2304 enclosure with Icron Power Adapter) and is ideal for use with all USB peripherals including: keyboards, mice, interactive white boards, flash drives, hard drives, audio devices, web cameras and any other USB 2.0 or 1.1 device. Product is sold as Local or Remote Extender PCBA and regional power cords and 24V 1A or 5V 3A power supplies may be purchased separately.

Features

TURNKEY FEATURES RG2304 RG2304N RG2304GE-LAN RG2304S
USB 2.0 throughput up to 480Mbps
Four USB 2.0 ports available, use hubs to add up to 30 devices
1A of current to each port, 2.5A in total
Quick install, no software drivers required
Windows®, macOS™ and Linux® compatible
100m of extension over CAT 5e/6/7
Extension over LAN network
Device Class Filtering – block mass storage and other USB devices
SwitchableUSB™ – dynamically switch Local and Remote Extender
Simultaneous Users Interaction – simultaneously connect up to 7 Remote Extenders to the same Local Extender
  • Compliance: FCC/CE Class B and RoHS (compliance tested in RG2304 enclosure with Icron Power Adapter)
  • Two year warranty
  • ExtremeUSB® suite of features:
    • Transparent USB extension
    • True plug and play; no software drivers required
    • Works with all major operating systems:  Windows®, macOSTM, and Linux®

Specifications

RANGE

  • Direct Connect: up to 100m (330 ft) over CAT 5e/6/7
  • Network Connect: up to 100m (330 ft) between switches over solid core CAT 5e/6/7

USB DEVICE SUPPORT:

  • Max Throughputs: USB 2.0: up to 480Mbps; USB 1.1: up to 12Mbps
  • Traffic/Device Types: All USB 2.0/1.1 traffic and device types (Control, Interrupt, Isochronous and Bulk)
  • Maximum Number: Up to 30 devices

Local Extender

  • USB Connector: 1 x USB Type B Receptacle
  • Link Connector: 1 x RJ45
  • PCB Footprint: 85.0mm x 71.5mm (3.35″x 2.80″)
  • Input Power: USB VBUS

Remote Extender

  • USB Connector: 4 x USB Type A Receptacles
  • Link Connector: 1 x RJ45
  • PCB Footprint: 85.0mm x 71.5mm (3.35″x 2.80″)
  • Available Current: Up to 1 Amp to each USB port; 2.5A total shared
  • Input Power:
    • Default: 24V 1A (2.1mm center positive barrel)
    • Optional: 5V 3A (1.7mm center positive barrel)

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
  • Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Storage Humidity: 10% to 90% relative humidity, non-condensing

COMPLIANCE

  • EMC: FCC (Class B), CE (Class B)
  • Environmental: RoHS2

SUPPORT

  • Warranty: 2-year

In the Box

The USB 2.0 RG2304 Series Turnkey is sold as either a Local Extender PCBA or Remote Extender PCBA in 24V (default) or 5V (optional) configurations and includes a 2-year warranty. Power supplies and country specific power cords are available for purchase as accessories.

Applications

The USB 2.0 RG2304 Series Turnkey leverages existing network infrastructure for easy installation, IT visibility and to support Icron’s SwitchableUSBTM protocols or it can be deployed as a direct connect/point-to-point installation over single CAT 5e/6/7 cable. This  4-port USB 2.0 extender is ideally suited for the following applications:

Diagram below shows a CAT 5e/6/7 application with Local and Remote PCBA inside black enclosures.

USB 2.0 RG2304 Turnkey series PCBA in black enclosures application diagram