updated 10:15 am EDT, Tue July 17, 2007
Print, storage server
IOGEAR today began shipping its 2-port USB 2.0 multi-function print/storage server, a palm-sized device that plugs into the network to share a multi-function printer/scanner/fax machine as well as USB 2.0-capable storage devices. A USB 2.0 hub extension places up to five USB devices on the network, including USB 2.0 and older USB 1.1 equipment. The print/storage server displays a printer's status and ink level through a Web-based console that allows users to configure, monitor, and reset the printer remotely. The device automatically identifies a printer's make and model upon connection, and is compatible with most modern printers. IOGEAR's multi-function print/storage server is priced at $170, and includes the company's standard three-year warranty.