The Techconnect USBTP2 is a USB extender which converts USB to run over a “twisted pair” network cable, allowing flexible placement of the AV faceplate with respect to the interactive whiteboard. Installers are no longer restricted by USB cable lengths.
Up to 40 metres
Converting the signal to run over a twisted-pair cable – also known commonly as CAT5 or Ethernet – allows the signal to travel up to 40m. The USB input cable can be up to 5m long, and the output cable can be as long as 10m. Vision recommends high quality Techconnect USB cables.
As part of the Techconnect family of products the Techconnect Twist comes with a transmitter in the form of a modified USB-B module. Clip it into place on any Techconnect faceplate.
A power supply is included which connects to the receiver. For shorter cables this external power may not be necessary, but many interactive display devices only work reliably if they receive full power USB.
As well as interactive whiteboard and flat-panel applications, the Techconnect USBTP can be used for any other USB devices which work on USB 1.1 such as printers and webcams. Plug and
All parts are included in one box. Just install the transmitter module into the faceplate, and mount the receiver at the remote USB device.
Short Range Alternatives
Vision offers USB cables in 3, 5, 10, and 15m lengths. The 15 metre model has an inline booster half way along the cable. To help extend USB range Vision has an active USB booster module [TC2 USB+ SAP:2971388] which should be used with the 10 and 15 metre cables. The input cable from the laptop to this module can be up to 10 metres long.