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Redpark releases the first Ethernet + PoE Adapter designed specifically for USB-C iPads

Redpark is now shipping a USB-C Gigabit + PoE adapter that connects a USB-C iPad or iPhone to 10/100/1000 ethernet and charges the iPad using power over ethernet.

USB-C Gigabit PoE Adapter

The USB-C Gigabit + PoE adapter delivers bandwidth up to 900 Mbps when used with a USB-IF certified USB 3 USB-C cable. The adapter complies with Apple specifications for charging a USB-C iPad. It is designed for use with a PoE+ (802.3at) switch or injector.

The USB-C Gigabit + PoE Adapter (part# C6-NETPOE) has an MSRP of $99 and is available today.

Redpark Releases USB-C Console Cable for iPhone and iPad

Redpark is now shipping a USB-C Console Cable that connects a USB-C iPad or iPhone to console ports on Cisco routers, switches and firewalls.

Ethernet Cable (L5-NET)The USB-C Console Cable is a six foot long serial cable with RJ-45 connector, wired per Cisco specifications. When used with apps such as Get Console or Termius the USB-C Console Cable allows field engineers to perform router maintenance, troubleshooting and disaster recovery operations directly on the Cisco console port using their iPhone or iPad.

The USB-C Console Cable (part# C4-RJ45V) has an MSRP of $69 and is available today.

USB-C Serial Cable for iPhone and iPad now Available

Redpark is now shipping a USB-C Serial Cable that connects a USB-C iPad or iPhone to RS-232 serial devices.

C4-DB9VThe USB-C Serial Cable is a six foot long serial cable with male DB9 connector. The cable is used by field service technicians, route delivery drivers, laboratory staff and others who desire to connect an iPhone or iPad to serial devices.
“Many corporations have developed their own iPhone apps for their workforce to use. Our serial cables give these apps the ability to directly communicate with equipment in the field, an office or a laboratory”, noted Redpark president Mike Ridenhour.

The USB-C Serial Cable (part# C4-DB9V) has an MSRP of $69 and is available today.

Redpark Ships USB-C DEX Cable for iPhone and iPad

The Redpark USB-C DEX Cable is used by route drivers in the grocery and vending machine industries. It provides a way to connect a USB-C iPad or iPhone to a vending machine or to a grocery store’s computer system for direct store delivery (DSD).

DEX Cable (C4-DEX)“iPhone and iPad are rapidly replacing specialty handheld devices in the route delivery industry,” explained Redpark president Mike Ridenhour.

“Some of the world’s largest beverage companies have developed their own route accounting apps for iPhone and iPad. Route accounting apps are also available from commercial app developers. Our DEX Cable completes the solution by enabling these apps to connect to store systems in the field.”

The USB-C DEX Cable (part# C4-DEX) has an MSRP of $79 and is available today

New Redpark Adapter Connects USB-C iPad Pro to Ethernet and Power

Redpark Product Development is now shipping the USB-C Gigabit + Power Adapter for use with iPad Pro and iPad Air.

usb-c adapter connects iPad Pro to Gigabit Ethernet and power

“While wireless networking meets the needs of many users, there are times when it is preferable to connect iPad Pro to ethernet” explained Redpark President Mike Ridenhour.  “For example customers who use iPad Pro in point of sale systems need to connect to power and also prefer the security and reliability of ethernet”.

The USB-C Gigabit + Power Adapter is used to together with Apple’s USB-C Charger to power the iPad Pro.  Standard USB-C cables are used to connect the Adapter to the charger and to the iPad Pro. 

When connected to an iPad Pro running iPad OS 12 or later, the Adapter is recognized as a network connection and can be configured using the Settings app on the iPad Pro.

The USB-C Gigabit + Power Adapter (part # C6-NETUSBC) has an MSRP of $69 and is available today.

Redpark Releases 10/100 Ethernet Cable for iPhone and iPad

Redpark Product Development is now shipping the Redpark Ethernet Cable for iPhone and iPad.

“While wireless networking meets the needs of most iPhone and iPad users, there are times when it is desirable to connect to ethernet” explained Redpark President Mike Ridenhour.

“In some instances Wi-FI may not be available. Even when Wi-Fi is present ethernet can deliver higher reliability and lower latency that may be beneficial for use cases such a live video streaming.”

The Ethernet Cable is a specialty form of USB 2.0 to Ethernet adapter. When connected to an iPad or iPhone running iOS 10 or later, the Ethernet Cable is recognized as a network connection and can be configured in the Settings app on the iOS device.

The Ethernet Cable (part# L5-NET) is licensed under Apple’s “Made for iPhone” (MFi) program, has an MSRP of $69 and is available today.

Serial+Power Adapter Now Shipping

Redpark Product Development announced today that it is now shipping the Serial+Power Adapter for iPhone and iPad. The adapter connects an iPad or iPhone to an RS-232 serial device and power.

“Customers that use iPad in kiosks, factories or labs often need to connect iPad to a serial device for an extended period of time”, explained Redpark president Mike Ridenhour. “This makes it challenging to keep the iPad charged.”

The Serial+Power Adapter addresses that challenge.  It provides a simple and reliable way to connect to a serial device and power at the same time.The Adapter is designed for use with all iOS devices that have a Lightning connector.

It connects to the iPad or iPhone using a standard Lightning to USB cable. A 12V (19.2W) power adapter is included with each Serial+Power Adapter. The Adapter is compatible with apps that have been built with Redpark’s RSC MGR SDK.

The Serial+Power Adapter (part# L4-SERP) has an MSRP of $99 and is available today.

Redpark Introduces First Gigabit Ethernet Adapters for iPad

iPad ethernet adapter L6-NETPOERedpark Product Development announced today that it is now shipping the first adapters that connect iPad to gigabit ethernet, the Gigabit + PoE Adapter and Gigabit + Power Adapter. These adapters allow iPad customers to connect to ethernet while simultaneously charging the device. “While wireless networking meets the needs of most iPad users, there are times when it’s preferable to connect iPad to ethernet,” explained Redpark President Mike Ridenhour.

“Customers who use iPad point of sale systems, wish to connect iPad to a company’s internal secure network, use iPad in education, or need to get online in poor wireless environments can use these adapters to connect iPad to ethernet.”

Redpark is offering two versions of this adapter, both of which are licensed under Apple’s Made for iPhone (MFi) program:
The Gigabit + PoE Adapter (shown above) connects iPad to ethernet and uses power over ethernet (PoE) to charge the device via a single ethernet cable when connected to a PoE-capable Ethernet switch or PoE injector. It is a PoE (802.3af) Class 0 device, has an MSRP of $99 and is available today at www.redpark.com.

The Gigabit + Power Adapter connects iPad to ethernet and uses an external AC power adapter to simultaneously charge the device. It has an MSRP of $99 and will be available in late September. Each iPad ethernet adapter is a specialty form of USB 2.0 to Gigabit ethernet adapter. When connected to an iPad or iPhone running iOS 10 or later, the adapter is recognized as a network connection that can be configured in Settings on the device.

Both adapters connect to iPad via a replaceable Lightning to USB Micro-B cable, which allows iPad to be mounted or displayed in multiple ways. This cable is sold separately and can be obtained from Redpark or other MFi-licensed suppliers.

The Gigabit + PoE Adapter part # is L6-NETPOE and the Gigabit + Power Adapter part # is L6-NETAC.

DEX Cable Now Shipping

Redpark Product Development announced today that it is now shipping the industry’s first DEX Cable for iPhone and iPad.
DEX cableThe Redpark DEX Cable is used by route drivers in the grocery and vending machine industries. It provides a way to connect iPhone and iPad to a vending machine or to a grocery store’s computer system for direct store delivery (DSD).

“iPhone and iPad are replacing specialty handheld devices in the route delivery industry,” explained Redpark president Mike Ridenhour.

“Some of the world’s largest beverage companies have developed their own route accounting apps for iPhone and iPad. Route accounting apps are also available from commercial app developers. Our DEX Cable completes the solution by enabling these apps to connect to systems in the field.”

The DEX Cable (part# L2-DEX) has an MSRP of $79 and is available today.

Redpark ships Ethernet+Power Adapter for iPad and iPhone

Redpark Product Development, which shipped the industry’s first Ethernet Cable for iPad and iPhone, announces the first Made for iPad (MFI) compliant powered Lightning ethernet adapter.
Lightning to Ethernet cable  The Ethernet+Power Adapter is a specialty version of USB to Ethernet adapter. It provides a general purpose ethernet connection and also connects the iPad to power. The Adapter is compatible with any iOS app that makes use of a Redpark ethernet SDK.

“We’ve designed the Ethernet+Power Adapter for use in point of sale systems, kiosks, automation control systems and other use cases where there is a need to connect an iPad to a wired network interface and to power. While WiFi is suitable for many commercial applications, wired ethernet provides unmatched reliability and security,” noted Redpark president Mike Ridenhour.“We also provide SDKs for enterprises and app developers to use in developing their solutions,” explained Ridenhour.

“Our SDKs provide full control over configuration of the network interface and also enable simultaneous use of two network interfaces – something that has never been possible on an iPad before.”

An Ethernet+Power Adapter FAQ provides more details about Ethernet+Power Adapter functionality. The Ethernet+Power Adapter has an MSRP of $129 and is available today.