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IOGEAR's USB to VGA transmitter gets USB-IF approval, October release

Steven Kim

Just in time for CEDIA, IOGEAR's Wireless USB to VGA Kit has received passing marks from the USB Implementer's Forum, so you can rest assured that the $230 kit will play nicely with any other USB gear you have now or may get in the future. You can expect to see the wireless duo on shelves in October, so Windows XP and Vista users with a free USB port can cut the cord, clean up the rat's nest of cabling and start beaming 720p signals around the living room or conference room -- just mind the 30-foot limit. Full release after the break.

USB Implementers Forum Certifies IOGEAR's Wireless USB to VGA Kit

IOGEAR to showcase its wireless video streaming solution at CEDIA EXPO

Denver, Colorado -- CEDIA EXPO -- September 3, 2008 -- IOGEAR, a leading connectivity manufacturer, today announced it has achieved Wireless USB certification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) for its Wireless USB to VGA Kit. IOGEAR will demonstrate the product in booth #468 at CEDIA EXPO in Denver, Colorado, September 3-6, 2008.

IOGEAR's Wireless USB to VGA Kit is based on Wireless USB chips from Realtek Semiconductor Corp., and a USB-to-VGA solution from DisplayLink. The product enables data transmission up to 30 feet away between a PC and an in-room
VGA display.

"Among the first vendors to bring certified Wireless USB to end users, we are pleased to see IOGEAR develop another solution that implements such an exciting technology," said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF president. "The Wireless USB to VGA Kit will help bridge the gap between the PC and the TV by delivering video content wirelessly to an in-room display."

IOGEAR was one of the first to introduce certified USB 2.0 to consumers in 2001, and was also among the first to ship a certified Wireless USB end-user product, its Wireless USB Hub & Adapter Kit, in 2007. Today's certification of IOGEAR's Wireless USB to VGA Kit further exemplifies the company's commitment to making new, innovative technologies available to the public.

"IOGEAR's Wireless USB to VGA kit provides consumers with new, flexible and convenient ways of using and sharing multimedia content," said Frederic Battaglia, director of marketing at Realtek Semiconductor Corp. "The product wirelessly connects any PC to a VGA display by leveraging Wireless USB, the standards-based extension of the ubiquitous wired USB connection."

"With this product, IOGEAR takes the performance and simplicity that users associate with wired networked displays and extends them to wireless operation," said Jason Slaughter, director of marketing at DisplayLink. "Consumers can now enhance their multimedia experiences by sharing any PC application with family, friends and co-workers with complete ease-of-use."

"We are excited to introduce another innovative certified Wireless USB solution," said Miranda Su, executive vice president of IOGEAR. "Our Wireless USB to VGA Kit will enable users to eliminate cable clutter in the home or the office, further simplifying complicated set-ups that typically entail multiple wires and connections."

The Wireless USB to VGA Kit will be available in October 2008 for $229.95 (MSRP) from all major catalog and online resellers, as well as select retail outlets.

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