Newstar NSUSB421A User manual

Newstar NSUSB421A User manual
Share a USB 2.0 Device with
up to Four Computers
User Manual
NTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P1
FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P1
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P2
PACKAGE CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P2
EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P3
OPERATING SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P3
DISPLAY DIAGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P4
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P6
HARDWARE INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P7
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P8
MANUAL SWITCHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P9
AUTO SWITCH SETTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P9
AUTOMATIC PRINT SHARING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P10
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P11
Supports idle Time-out switching & Automatic printer
Congratulations on purchasing NEWSTAR's four port (NSUSB421A) USB 2.0 Auto Switch. Incorporating fast USB
2.0 technology (up to 480 Mbps) the Auto Switch allows
up to four computers (PCs & Macs) direct access to a single USB (1.1/2.0) compliant device - such as a scanner, a
printer, a digital camera or an external HDD. Compact with
modern styling the Auto Switch offers convenient and
easy-to-use switching software (Windows users) that
delivers immediate access to your USB device.
Once connected, your device stays available to all connected computers, eliminating the need for you to unplug
and reconnect it to another computer.
NEWSTAR's Three-Years Warranty and free technical
support back the NEWSTAR USB 2.0 Auto Switch.
Allows four computers (PCs & Macs) to access a single
Supports Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, and Mac OS
and higher
Light-Emitting Diode (LEDs) for status monitoring
Comes with NEWSTAR's 3 years warranty
USB Device Port Connector
USB Computer Port Connector
LED Indicators
V1.1~2.0 compliant
BUS powered
USB Type A Receptacle
USB Type B Receptacle
22(H)x 57(W)x96mm(D)
0.08 lbs.
Operating Temp
Storage Temp
-4 to 140
3 Years
to 104
(5~40 )
(-20~60 )
USB device
Package Contents
Installs in minutes
Fully compliant with the USB 2.0 specification (up to
480 Mbps data transfer rate)
Supports all USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices
Easy PC Switching with AOD (Access-On-Demand)
Peripheral Switch Software for Windows users
One-touch manual switching via push button selector
User Manual
USB 2.0 Cable
USB 2.0 Auto Switch
USB Type A to Type B
Software installation
Display Diagrams
To connect to the Auto Switch, each computer requires a
USB device cable (A to B).The following Hi-Speed USB
Device Cables are recommended for use with
NEWSTAR's (NS-USB421A) Auto Switch.
1. LED Display
NEWSTAR Hi-Speed USB (2.0) device cable (1.8m)
Operating Systems
NEWSTAR's USB Auto Switch is for use with computers
running the following:
LED Display
Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000, XP
Mac OS
2. USB Device Port
USB Device Port
Software Installation
3. Computer Ports
Before you begin, make sure that:
1.The Auto switch is not connected to your computers
2.The Auto Switch and your peripheral USB devices
support your operating system
Software Installation for Windows Users
Computer Ports
To install the software:
1.Insert NEWSTAR's software CD in your PC.
2.Double-click on "My Computer".
3.Double-click on the CD-ROM drive.
4.Double-click on the file named "USBShare.Ctl.exe"
5.Setup will create a "USBShare_Ctl" icon on your taskbar.
6.To create the desktop shortcut drag the USB
Share_Ctl.exe icon from the installation CD on to your
4. Manual Port Selector
Manual Port Selector
USB Share_Ctl.exe
Hardware Installation
Operation - Software Switching for Windows Users
Connecting the Auto Switch
1.Connect the A-type connector cable of your USB device
to the A-type USB port on the Auto Switch.
2.Install the drivers for your USB (1.1/2.0) device. Refer to
the device's user manual for additional information on
installing the driver.
NEWSTAR's Auto Switch provides Windows users with
AOD (Access-On-Demand) switching software. All computers stay connected with instant access to your USB
device at the click of a mouse.
Connecting the Computers
1.Connect the USB cable's A-type connector to an avail
able USB port on your USB computer.
2.Connect the USB cable's B-type connector to any port
on the Auto Switch.
3. Repeat steps 1& 2 for each additional USB computer
(up to four) you wish to connect.
Now NEWSTAR's USB 2.0 Auto Switch is ready for use.
AOD Legend
Green -the USB device is free for use (Ready status)
Yellow -the USB device is currently being used by your
Red - the USB device is currently being used by another
computer or is disabled
To access the USB device:
1.Double Click on the "USB Share Ctrl" desktop icon to
open the application
2.Make sure that the Auto Switch's Auto LED is selected.
This can be done simply by pressing the manual port
selector on the front of the Auto Switch (see pgx) until
the Auto LED position is lit.
3.Double Click on the "USB Share Control" icon on your
4.You are now able to use the connected USB device from
your computer
Note: The Auto Switch is designed for use with a single USB peripheral
device. The use of multiple devices via a USB hub is not recommended.
Manual Switching
NEWSTAR's (NS-USB421A) provides Mac and PC users
with a fast and convenient switching solution. To manually
access the connected USB device:
1.Using the push button port selector located on the front
panel of the Auto switch, switch through to the desired
USB port that corresponds to your computer. A LED will
light red to indicate the active port.
2.You are now able to use the connected USB device from
your computer
Auto Switch Settings
To setup do the following:
1.Right click your taskbar's USB Share icon and select
2.Enter a time out value in seconds (16-255).
3.Click "OK" to exit
Automatic Print Sharing
To assign a printer;
1.Right click your taskbar's USB icon and select
2.Select an available printer from the printer list
3.Click "Choose"
4.Click "OK" to exit.
Users of NEWSTAR's Auto Switch are able to customize
settings for the following;
1 Idle Time-Out switching
2 Automatic Print Sharing
Idle Time-Out
The IdleTime-out function allows all users to set how long
a connected USB device is available for use by their computer once it has become idle. For example, you can
select that your USB device will be available for use by
other computers after an idle period of only 60 seconds.
After this the Auto Switch will automatically update the status of the USB Share icon on your taskbar.
FCC Certifications
The Auto Switch does not detect my computer.
1.Check that the USB cable between the Auto Switch and
the computer is properly connected.
2.Make sure the connected computer is not further than
15 feet away.
3.Check that the USB cable between the Auto Switch and
the computer is no longer than 15 feet.
4.Try connecting the computer to a different port.
5.Restart the computer and repeat installation
My USB peripheral device is not detected by the AOD
Switch software
1.Make sure the required drivers are installed and that the
USB device supports the operating system.
2.Make sure the connected computer is no further than 15
feet away.
3.Make sure the connected USB device is no further than
15 feet away.
4.Check that the cable between the Auto Switch and the
device is no longer than 15 feet.
5.Close the AOD software and re-open the application
according to installation instructions.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation distance between the
equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different
than that of which the receiver is connected to.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Shielded interface cables must be used in order to
comply with emission limits.
You are cautioned that changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void your authority to operate the
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:(1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2)This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired opera
CE Mark Warning
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this
product may cause radio interference, in which case the
user may be required to take adequate measures.
VCCI Warning
Limited Warranty
NEWSTAR offers limited warranty for its product only to
the person or entity who originally purchased the product
from NEWSTAR or its authorized reseller or distributor.
Limited Hardware Warranty:
NEWSTAR warrants that the hardware portion of the
NEWSTAR products described below (Hardware) will be
free from material defects in workmanship and materials
from the date of original retail purchase of the Hardware,
for the period set forth below applicable to the product
type ( Warranty Period ) if the Hardware is used and serviced in accordance with applicable documentation; provided that a completed Registration Card is returned to an
Authorized NEWSTAR Service Office within ninety (90)
days after the date of original retail purchase of the
Hardware. If a completed Registration Card is not
received by an authorized NEWSTAR Service Office within such ninety (90) period, then the Warranty Period shall
be ninety (90) days from the date of purchase.
Product Type
Warranty Period
Product (excluding power supplies and fans)
Three (3) Years
Power Supplies and Fans
One (1) Year
Spare parts and spare kits
Ninety (90) days
NEWSTAR's sole obligation shall be to repair or replace
the defective Hardware at no charge to the original owner.
Such repair or replacement will be rendered by NEWSTAR at an Authorized NEWSTAR Service Office. The
replacement Hardware need not be new or of an identical
make, model or part; NEWSTAR may in its discretion may
replace the defective Hardware (or any part there of) with
any reconditioned product that NEWSTAR reasonably
determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all
material respects to the defective Hardware. The Warranty
Period shall extend for an additional ninety (90) days after
any repaired or replaced Hardware is delivered. If a material defect is incapable of correction, or if NEWSTAR
determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to
repair or replace the defective Hardware, the price paid by
the original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be
refunded by NEWSTAR upon return to NEWSTAR of the
defective Hardware.
All Hardware (or part thereof) that is replaced by
NEWSTAR, or for which the purchase price is refunded, shall become the property of NEWSTAR upon
replacement or refund.
Governing Law:
This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the Haarlem,
city of The Netherlands. Some states do not allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
foregoing limitations and exclusions may not apply. This
limited warranty provides specific legal rights and the
product owner may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
Copyright 2003 NEWSTAR Europe. Contents subject to
change without prior notice. NEWSTAR is a registered
trademark of NEWSTAR Europe, All other trademarks
belong to their respective proprietors.
Copyright Statement
No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form
or by any means or used to make any derivative such as
translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from NEWSTAR Europe, as stipulated by the
European Copyright.
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Registration Card
Print, type or use block letters.
Your name:Mr./Ms___________________________________________
Organization:___________________Dept. _______________________
Your title at organization:______________________________________
Organization's full address:____________________________________
Date of purchase (Month/Day/Year):_____________________________
Product Model
Product Serial
* Product installed in type of
Computer (E.g.,Compaq(486)
* Product installed
Incomputer seria
(* Applies to adapters only)
Product was purchased from:
Reseller's name:____________________________________________
Reseller's full address:_______________________________________
Answers to the following questions help us to support your product:
1.Where and how will the product primarily be used?
Home Office Travel Company Business Home
2. How many employees work at installation site?
1 employee 2-9 10-49 50-99 100-499 500-999 1000 or more
3. What network protocol(s) does your organization use ?
XNS/IPX TCP/IP DECnet Others____________________________
4. What network operating system(s) does your organization use ?
NEWSTAR LANsmart Novell NetWare NetWare Lite SCO Unix/Xenix PC NFS 3Com
3+Open Banyan Vines DECnet Pathwork Windows NT Windows NTAS
Windows '95 Oothers________________________________________________
5. What network management program does your organization use ?
D-View HP OpenView/Windows HP OpenView/Unix SunNet Manager
NMS NetView 6000 Others_______________________________
6. What network medium/media does your organization use ?
Fiber-optics Thick coax Ethernet Thin coax Ethernet 10BASE-T UTP/STP
100BASE-TX 100BASE-T4 100VGAnyLAN Others__________________
7.What applications are used on your network?
Desktop publishing Spreadsheet Word processing CAD/CAM
Database management Accounting Others___________________________
8. What category best describes your company?
Aerospace Engineering Education Finance Hospital Legal
Insurance/Real Estate Manufacturing Retail/Chainstore/Wholesale
Government Transportation/Utilities/Communication VAR
System house/company Other_______________________________________
9. Would you recommend your NEWSTAR product to a friend?
Yes No Don't know yet
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