passive hub


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passive hub

A central connecting device in a network that joins wires from several stations in a star configuration. It does not provide any processing or regeneration of signals. Contrast with active hub and intelligent hub. See hub.
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Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to its new PD9002GHO Power-over-Ethernet dual-port passive hub, and its potential effects on future business, are forward-looking statements.
These new RJ45 video-input passive hubs let end-users and installers employ new or existing unshielded twisted pair wire (UTP) to deliver a high quality picture while cutting costs and simplifying installation versus standard coaxial cable.
Passive hubs split that power up among various devices and may not be able to provide enough power to run two, three or more USB peripherals.