Manufacturer: Prolific publishing
Caution Level: Safe
Operating System: Windows 98/2000/XP/Nt/Me
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 02 Jan 2009
The design of USB was especially aimed to facilitate communication between a computer and a peripheral device. As a result, a passive cable cannot be plugged between the USB ports belonging to two computers and still be able to transfer information. In fact, any user who attempts to carry out such a function might end up damaging their computer's USB ports. For one to be able to carry out this action, they will need to have a USB bridge cable type. This is a special cable which has a chip as well as active electronics situated in its middle. The function of the chip is to be a peripheral for the two products thereby facilitating peer-to-peer communication from one computer to the other without risking damage to the computer. The function of the Bridge Cable USB Adapter is to facilitate this communication.
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The USB bridge cables are capable of transferring files very quickly and also in a safe manner from one computer to another through the USB ports. It is possible for a USB bridge cable to achieve a maximum transfer rate of 900,000 bytes/ sec. This speed is nine times more rapid than the usual rates of parallel transfer. It is also 45 times more rapid than the usual rates of serial transfer. It is possible for one to extend the USB bridge cable distance by using the USB active extension cable which is also known as the USB repeater cable. This extension cable can also be used for a similar function in USB device cables and is used for the connection of peripheral devices to the computer. Note that it is not possible to use USB device cables when transferring flies from one computer to another. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Bridge Cable USB Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.