Press Release: Keyspan 4-Port Print Server breaks the $100 price barrier. Takes the mystery out of networked inkjet and photo printers

Keyspan, the leader in USB connectivity*, announced its new 4-Port Print Server that makes it easy to turn a USB printer into a network printer. Priced at $99, the print server provides four USB 2.0 full speed ports for connecting to printers from Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Lexmark, and other leading vendors.

Unlike other low-cost print servers, the Keyspan 4-Port Printer Server provides bi-directional communication with connected printers. It not only transmits print jobs to the printer -- it also delivers printer status information (i.e. ink and paper levels) back to the PC. 

For use with USB laser, inkjet, photo, and label printers as well as plotters, the Keyspan 4-Port Print Server lets you print from a PC or Mac on an Ethernet or Wi-Fi network. It supports static IP, DHCP, and Apple's Rendezvous. Client PCs must be running Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Mac OS X 10.3 or later. 

"Until now, users have had to choose between an inexpensive print server that could not report ink and paper levels and an expensive print server that was bi-directional," note Mike Ridenhour, president of Keyspan. "The Keyspan 4-Port Print Server delivers the convenience of a bi-directional print server at a new affordable price." 

About Keyspan
Keyspan products provide "Connections for Your Computer." Keyspan cards, cables, hubs and adapters provide reliable connectivity solutions for the home, school and office. Editors can reach Keyspan at 510-222-0131 or via e-mail at infoatkeyspandotcomcom. The Keyspan website is located at 

* NPD Distributor Hardware Accessory Report shows that Keyspan is the top selling brand of USB connectivity products for the last three years. Keyspan's cards, hubs, adapters, and remotes offer reliable connectivity solutions for the home, school, and office.

Posted: Mon - June 27, 2005 at 03:30 PM