LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 18, 2016 — Phrontier Technologies LLC has announced a stand-alone USB 3.0 fiber extender to its PHORCE family of devices. The new model features a sleek, compact gold housing that directly connects to USB applications with no drivers or additional programming required. It extends USB over the user’s choice of single mode, multimode or coarse wavelength division multiplexing fiber up to 300 m. The stand-alone PHORCE consists of a PC module that connects to any USB 3.0 port on a host and a separate remote module that connects to devices such as a camera, control panel or external hard drive. The model provides 5-GB/s of transmission bandwidth and a power consumption of approximately 2W, excluding USB bus-powered devices. With locking thumbscrews on each USB port, the stand-alone PHORCE is ideal for any USB3 vision or machine vision application such as automation inspection, security surveillance, high-resolution images and real-time analysis for sports, science and automobile testing.