StarTech.com’s New USB 3.0 Network Adapter Makes it Easy to Add Gigabit Network Connectivity to a Laptop, Ultrabook or PC, using USB 3.0 Technology

New USB 3.0 Gigabit Adapter offers users the full bandwidth of a GbE network connection

Lockbourne, OH - November 15, 2012 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts has announced the release of a new USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, which enables users to connect to a Gigabit Ethernet network from a USB 3.0-enabled computer.

The adapter adds a single RJ45 gigabit Ethernet port, and with support for full SuperSpeed USB 3.0, provides greater bandwidth for your network connection.

“This latest addition to our wired networking family of products is ideal for users who need a convenient way to access high-speed Gigabit networks” said Carey Cline, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com’s Networking I/O product line. “Because the adapter uses a USB 3.0 host connection, users able to take advantage of the convenience of USB without having to rely on an ExpressCard or PCI Express expansion slot. More importantly, they’ll also be able to achieve a much faster connection through the additional bandwidth offered by USB 3.0 technology, as opposed to earlier USB 2.0-based network adapters which were limited by outdated host bus speed capability”.

Other features of the new USB Ethernet Adapter include:

  • A dongle-style connection, which reduces clutter and spacing issues with devices connected to adjacent ports and puts less stress on the USB 3.0 port
  • Portable design, for mobile convenience
  • USB-powered operation
  • Jumbo Frame support
  • Support for VLAN tagging, Wake on LAN and Checksum Offload functions
  • Includes both Windows and Mac drivers
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 port

MSRP for StarTech.com’s USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (USB31000S) is $54.99 (USD) in the USA, $55.99 (CDN) in Canada, £38.99 (GBP excl. VAT) in the UK. The adapter is available for purchase from leading technology resellers including CDW, Newegg.com, Amazon.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H, SYNNEX and ASI.

Additional information on this product can be found at www.startech.com/USB31000S. For more information on StarTech.com’s full line of Network Cards, please visit www.startech.com/network-cards.

For more information about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

About StarTech.com
StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

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