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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • Max Data Rate - 800Mbps
  • ESD Protection
  • Requires 9-Pin FireWire 800 Cable

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Kramer VS-40FW overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
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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    Kramer VS-40FW specs

    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
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 4.8 x 3.5"

    Kramer VS-40FW reviews

    VS-40FW 4-Port FireWire 800 Repeater/Hub is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as advertised 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.
    Date published: 2011-11-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an AWESOME product 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.
    Date published: 2011-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it says perfectly I work with an older iMac and need two or 3 hard drives plugged in to edit video, usually one or two LaCie Rugged devices and a LaCie 1 or 2 TB stand alone drive. Daisy chaining the Rugged's into the stand alone's is often a pain. The Kramer lets me connect multiple devices, and daisy chain if I need to. It will work off of the iMac's power, but it has its own AC, too, which is the way I run it.
    Date published: 2016-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from works fine Works just fine. I'm using it as a hub, not a repeater. i have 2 multi-terrabyte G drives going in. One of those is piggy-backing another 3 TB G drive. No problems.
    Date published: 2017-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from good service, good product (so far) connected to an audio interface and a daisy-chain of 4 fire-wire drives
    Date published: 2012-06-18
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