USB Connectivity

Plug and play convenience with industrial ruggedness

Industrial USB

A factory floor is no place for wimpy USB devices that you pick up at your local electronics store. Unless of course, you’re willing to play Russian roulette with some pretty expensive equipment.
Ever fry a laptop when you’re 200 miles from home on a service call? Ouch. Too bad you didn’t call us before you shopped at Wally World.
Have you ever walked to the other side of your plant to reconnect a USB cable that has shaken loose? A hassle.
As an Industrial, Medical, Laboratory or Field Services interface, USB has benefits that outweigh the risks. But, you can reduce your odds of disaster with simple high retention ports... and isolation.
Find it here. Look for the orange connector -- you’ll find a high retention port that’s 50% stronger than a conventional USB port. It won’t let go until you want it too. Plus, it works with any standard USB Cable.
You’ll also find isolation protection built into many of our USB products. It prevents common surges, spikes and ground loops from damaging your equipment.

Check out the USB Serial Converter Selection Guide before selecting a converter for your next project. 

USB Connectivity Products

USB 3.0 Hubs
Super-speed, With Industrial Reliability
USB Over Ethernet
Monitor and control USB devices over your IP network

USB 2.0 Hubs
Add more USB ports
USB Extenders
Up to 100m over Cat 5 cable or 500m over fiber

USB Isolators
Stop surges and spikes from killing your PC and USB peripherals
Additional options to meet your specific application requirements

USB to Serial Adapters
Add protected ports. Easy installation.

You’ll find B+B SmartWorx products in more than 60 countries around the world through our extensive network of qualified Distributors and Channel Partners. This global network of distributors helps ensure fast, comprehensive and local customer service and support.

USB Connectivity

USB isn’t just for the desktop anymore – its flexibility means you’ll find it everywhere.   But making USB work reliably takes some different thinking.  B&B has hardened USB products that perform admirably under tough conditions.  Learn more.

USB Isolation

Before deciding to use USB isolation, you need to consider your bandwidth, downstream power, and cascade requirements.