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Kramer VS-40FW 4-Port FireWire 800 Repeater/Hub

B&H # KRVS40FW Mfr # VS-40FW
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Product Highlights
  • Max Data Rate - 800Mbps
  • ESD Protection
  • Requires 9-Pin FireWire 800 Cable

Kramer's VS-40FW 4-Port FireWire 800 Repeater/Hub features a max data rate of 800Mbps. The VS-40W also increases the number of ports at your disposal - including 4 FireWire 800 ports. The range of the repeater/hub runs from 14.75 to 29.5 feet. Additional units can be cascaded, extending the range up to 236 feet max. Kramer's Spark-Guard Pro protects against electrostatic discharge, ensuring the safety of the unit itself and your other connected digital devices. The VS-40FW can be rack mounted - up to 3 units fit side-by-side into a 1U space (using the optional RK-3T rack adapter). The unit is powered by a 12V DC power supply or through a PC connection.

The VS-40FW is a high-performance bidirectional hub/repeater for 9-pin FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) signals. It increases the number of ports available and/or extends the distance of FireWire cable runs

  • Ports; 4 bidirectional IEEE 1394b 800Mbps (S800)
  • Range: Doubles the cable range of FireWire from 4.5m (14.75') to 9m (29.5'). Multiple units can be cascaded to extend the range to up to 72m (236')
  • Hot Swapping: Supports Plug and Play
  • Transfer Rates: 100, 200, 400, and 800Mbps
  • ESD Protection: Incorporates Kramer's Spark-Guard Pro signal protection circuitry to help protect against EDS (electrostatic discharge) that can damage digital equipment
  • Alternate Power Sources: Can be powered from the 12V DC power supply or through the PC connection
  • Requires 9-Pin FireWire 800 Cable
  • Compact Kramer DigiTOOLS: 3 units can be rack mounted side-by-side in a 1U rack space with the optional RK-3T rack adapter
Ports 4 bidirectional IEEE 1394b 800Mbps (S800) ports
Data Transfer Rate 100/200/400/800Mbps (S800, S400, S200, S100)
Power Source 12V DC power supply
PC connection
Standards IEEE 1394-1995, IEEE P1394a, IEEE P1394b; fully supports the provisions of the IEEE P1394b Revision 1.33+ at 1 Gigabit signaling rates; fully supports the provisions of the IEEE 1394-1995 Standard for High Performance Serial Bus and the P1394a Supplement; fully interoperable with FireWire and i.LINK implementation of IEEE Std 1394; provides three fully backward compatible (1394a 2000 fully compliant) bilingual P1394b cable ports at up to 800Mbps; fully compliant with OpenHCI requirements; provides three P1394b fully compliant cable ports at 100/200/400/800Mbps; full P1394a support includes: connection debounce, arbitrated short reset, multispeed concatenation, arbitration acceleration, fly-by concatenation, port disable/suspend/resume; extended resume signaling for compatibility with legacy DV devices
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.7 x 0.98 x 2.95" / 12 x 2.5 x 7.5cm
Weight 0.67 lb / 0.3kg
Kramer VS-40FW 4-Port FireWire 800 Repeater/Hub
  • Power Supply
  • Mounting Bracket
  • 3' (0.9m) 9-Pin FireWire Cable
  • 7-Year Labor and Parts Warranty
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    KramerVS-40FW 4-Port FireWire 800 Repeater/Hub
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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          • Business (3)
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          • Mac (3)

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        5.0

        good service, good product (so far)

        By RKB

        from NYC

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Expanded
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Reliable
        • Small

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Desktop
          • Home
          • Larger Networks
          • Rack Mounted
          • Small Networks

          Comments about Kramer VS-40FW 4-Port FireWire 800 Repeater/Hub:

          connected to an audio interface and a daisy-chain of 4 fire-wire drives

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          This is an AWESOME product

          By JudyLou

          from Poughkeepsie, NY

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Fast
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home or Business

            Comments about Kramer VS-40FW 4-Port FireWire 800 Repeater/Hub:

            Before we acquired this repeater/hub, we had a jumble of cables and a trio of daisy-chained drives that kept dropping out and making our working process chaotic and undependable. This is a straightforward, well built device that has allowed order and tranquility to prevail once again in our small editing enterprise.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            Works as advertised

            By G. A. Volb

            from El Paso, Texas

            About Me Quality Oriented

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Reliable
            • Simply to set up

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                Comments about Kramer VS-40FW 4-Port FireWire 800 Repeater/Hub:

                I currently have the hub being used between my MacBook Pro and three external hard drives (two G-Drives and one LaCie). Zero issues in workflow time or cross flow as I typically run two or three externals using the hub at the same time. I would have given it five stars if, for the same price, it included an extra port or two.

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                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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