IOGEAR announced a new product Monday that allows sharing of everything from speakers to webcams to flash drives — and anything else that plugs into a USB port — over a network.
The USB Net ShareStation also lets users plug into a wireless router also for wireless device sharing.
“With multiple users in a home or small office, individuals need a simple, cost-effective way to share USB devices if they can’t access them directly,” said Miranda Su, executive vice president at IOGEAR. “Our USB Net ShareStation lets consumers access any flash drive, hard drive, printer, speaker or Webcam on their network, greatly increasing productivity as they can work off of USB tools as if they were connected directly to their computer.”
“The ShareStation lets audio enthusiasts access USB speakers connected to the network and stream audio throughout the home or office,” the company said. “The product provides high throughput rates, ensuring that the sound transfers in optimal quality. Individuals can also use the device to access a connected Webcam as a low-cost surveillance solution if they want to monitor activity in an alternative room.”
The product supports up to four USB 2.0 devices and costs $79.95.