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USB Implementers Forum Certifies IOGEAR’s Wireless USB to VGA Kit [09-03-2008]


IOGEAR to showcase its wireless video streaming solution at CEDIA EXPO

Denver, Colorado – CEDIA EXPO – September 3, 2008 – IOGEAR, a leading connectivity manufacturer, today announced it has achieved Wireless USB certification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) for its Wireless USB to VGA Kit. IOGEAR will demonstrate the product in booth #468 at CEDIA EXPO in Denver, Colorado, September 3-6, 2008.
IOGEAR’s Wireless USB to VGA Kit is based on Wireless USB chips from Realtek Semiconductor Corp., and a USB-to-VGA solution from DisplayLink. The product enables data transmission up to 30 feet away between a PC and an in-room VGA display.
 “Among the first vendors to bring certified Wireless USB to end users, we are pleased to see IOGEAR develop another solution that implements such an exciting technology,” said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF president. “The Wireless USB to VGA Kit will help bridge the gap between the PC and the TV by delivering video content wirelessly to an in-room display.”
 IOGEAR was one of the first to introduce certified USB 2.0 to consumers in 2001, and was also among the first to ship a certified Wireless USB end-user product, its Wireless USB Hub & Adapter Kit, in 2007. Today’s certification of IOGEAR’s Wireless USB to VGA Kit further exemplifies the company’s commitment to making new, innovative technologies available to the public.
“IOGEAR’s Wireless USB to VGA kit provides consumers with new, flexible and convenient ways of using and sharing multimedia content,” said Frederic Battaglia, director of marketing at Realtek Semiconductor Corp. “The product wirelessly connects any PC to a VGA display by leveraging Wireless USB, the standards-based extension of the ubiquitous wired USB connection.”
“With this product, IOGEAR takes the performance and simplicity that users associate with wired networked displays and extends them to wireless operation,” said Jason Slaughter, director of marketing at DisplayLink. “Consumers can now enhance their multimedia experiences by sharing any PC application with family, friends and co-workers with complete ease-of-use.”
 “We are excited to introduce another innovative certified Wireless USB solution,” said Miranda Su, executive vice president of IOGEAR. “Our Wireless USB to VGA Kit will enable users to eliminate cable clutter in the home or the office, further simplifying complicated set-ups that typically entail multiple wires and connections.”
The Wireless USB to VGA Kit will be available in October 2008 for $229.95 (MSRP) from all major catalog and online resellers, as well as select retail outlets. For further information on IOGEAR and its connectivity solutions, please visit www.iogear.com. To subscribe to an RSS feed of IOGEAR press releases, please go to http://lewiswire.com/us/index.php?client=15 and click on ‘Subscribe to RSS’.

About IOGEAR
IOGEAR, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, offers innovative technology solutions that are fun, stylish and help people enjoy daily life. A consumer electronics leader, the company provides a range of KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) and KVMP (Peripheral), Connectivity, Networking, A/V Digital Home, Mobility and Desktop solutions.
IOGEAR’s products decrease office clutter and energy consumption, reduce electronic waste, enable computer sharing at home and in the office as well as enhance mobility and efficiency when on-the-go. As one of the only true manufacturers in the industry, the company offers high-quality solutions backed by the service and support that consumers demand. Additionally, IOGEAR’s
Customer Advocacy Team is available any time day or night at 1-866-946-4327, providing assistance and welcoming feedback regardless of time and location.
IOGEAR is an environmentally-conscious organization that emphasizes conserving natural resources to employees and customers through its GREEN initiative. The company has a dedicated timeline and list of goals to achieve before the close of the decade to ensure its products are as eco-friendly as possible and its packaging utilizes 100% recyclable and biodegradable materials. Additionally, the company has also partnered with Trees for the Future to plant one tree for every product purchased on its Web site, or by members of its GREEN initiative partner program, with a goal of planting 1 million trees.
The company distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. For further information, please visit IOGEAR’s Web site at www.iogear.com.
(c) 2008 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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