USB data transmission is limited to very short distances, much shorter than the Serial technology it has replaced. This is due primarily to the USB signal timing.

According to Wikipedia: USB 2.0 provides for a maximum cable length of 5 meters for devices running at high-speed (480 Mbit/s).

Listed below are some of the “long-run” USB solutions available from Tripp Lite. If you have questions about a specific application, use the “Live Chat” link on any of these product pages to talk to a cable specialist.

Active, A-B, 2.0 type Cables

Active, A-A, 2.0 Extensions

USB 1.1 over Cat5 with Hub

USB 1.1 over Cat5 Single Line

USB 2.0 over Cat5 Single Line

USB 2.0 over Cat5 with Hub

USB 3.0 A-A Active Extension