"Overall, we give FRONTX a big 'thumbs up'. It receives a THG Editor's Choice recommendation, and is an exceptional buy for its quality and unique design." David S., Tom's Hardware Guide
"This in my opinion is the greatest invention for the PC since the mouse. The price is right, the unit is handy, and it's so easy a kid could do it. This is a first rate product and therefore gets the 3DGW Editor's Choice Award." William Gall, 3DGW
ALL IN ONE 5.25" DRIVE BAY FRONT PORT DEVICE
Imagine you can have all these front panel connector (front port) devices, or choose your preferences, and combine them all into one single unit:
FRONT PANEL USB HUB (front usb): Easy front connection for USB WebCam, USB Digital Camera, USB MP3 Player, USB Joystick, USB Printer, USB Mouse and many other USB devices.
FRONT PANEL USB 2.0 HUB (front usb 2.0): Easy front connection for high speed USB devices, e.g. external HardDisc and DVD-RW.
FRONT PANEL IEEE 1394 HUB (front firewire): Easy front connection for Firewire HardDisc, Firewire CamCorder and Firewire CD-RW.
FRONT PANEL SERIAL CONNECTOR (front serial): Easy front connection for Digital Camera, Palm Computer and Modem.
FRONT PANEL MULTIMEDIA CONNECTORS (front multimedia): Easy front connection for Microphone, Headphone, Joystick, VCR and multimedia devices.
Are you frustrated with the difficulty of reaching those pesky ports and connectors behind your computer? The problem is obvious, especially at home, where the computer tower is commonly placed against the wall or under the table.
CLEAR THE MESS
Your workstation will be more organized with fewer peripherals connected, which means more working space, and less tangle of cables at the back of your computer system. Now, you can move your PC with ease!!
FRONT PANEL FIREWIRE (front IEEE 1394): You do not have to install a DVD-RW on every PC's you own. With the IEEE 1394 port placed on the front, one IEEE 1394 DVD-RW can be "shared" by all PC's.
HEADPHONE PORT: SPEAKERS CUT OFF
FRONTX Headphone Port comes with a speaker socket to be fixed at the back of the PC case (using the Metal Plate / PCI L-bracket provided). Speakers are plugged into this socket. When headphone is plugged on the front panel, the speakers are cut off. So convenient!!
4 SPEAKERS SOUNDCARD
For 4 speakers soundcard, you can connect the 2 front speakers with FRONTX, whereas your rear speakers remained plugged on your soundcard. When the headphone is plugged, your front speakers will be automatically cut off, but you need to manually mute your rear speakers with your soundcard software.
Ports currently available are; Headphone, Microphone, Audio-In, Game (midi), Serial (d-sub 9 pins), USB, Firewire (IEEE 1394a), RCA Audio, RCA Video (composite video), RCA SPDIF (digital coaxial audio), S-Video, SATA (eSATA) and PS2 (mouse or keyboard).
We will continue to develop new add-ons for FRONTX in the future. Some of the future products are; IrDa, Parallel, 1394b, Push-Button Switch, Temperature Reader, LED, and the list goes on.....
REMOVABLE FLIP DOOR
If you don't like the flip door, it can be removed easily.
PANEL MOUNT CONNECTORS
FRONTX cables can be used for fixing computer connectors on a custom made panel, or for do-it-yourself front ports installation. more information
All cables are UL certified and meet the specifications of respective technologies.
All cables carried in our webstore are in compliance with RoHS requirement.
AWARD WINNING PRODUCT
The values and quality of FRONTX can be assured by the many awards won by the product.
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WORLDWIDE PATENT PENDING
The product is pending International Patent.
FRONTX Products were formerly named as CPX Computer Port Extension.
FRONTX (Front X-tension) is a new product invented to extend and transfer computer ports to the front panel of your PC system. Its modular design allows you to customize your own ports selection. Read on to find out more.....
The 5.25" FRONTX Casing has 4 port holding bays, i.e. 1 large bay and 3 small bays. The FRONTX Port is simply an extension cable fitted onto a custom designed port holder (face plate), which can be slotted into the port holding bay. It's that simple!!
As the design is modular, ports are totally exchangeable, e.g. an audio port can go into any of the 3 small bays, top or bottom space. Similarly, game or usb port can go into either the top or bottom space of the large bay. The voids of the unused or partially used port holding bays are covered by slotting blank plates.
Each port holding bay can hold a maximum of 2 computer ports, which means the FRONTX Casing can hold a maximum of 8 computer ports.
The external cables simply transfer the PC ports located at the back of the PC, to the 5.25" drive bay. The extension cables re-enter the PC chasis through an opening of PCI/ISA slot, and the connectors are secured on the front panel with our FRONTX modular system. Please read our installation guide: installing external ports.
All new motherboards provide a full range of internal port headers (USB, IEEE 1394, etc.), supposedly to comply with the design guidelines of "Intel Front Panel I/O Connectivity". However these headers (pinouts) cannot be fully utilized due to the limitation of PC design. Not anymore. FRONTX is here to complete the missing links between the mother-board and the computer's front panel. We can humbly say that FRONTX is indeed a breakthrough in PC design!!
Now you can utilize the unused USB header (pinout), FireWire header, etc. on your motherboard and bring additional communication ports to the front of your PC case at minimal cost. Please read our installation guide: installing internal ports.
FRONTX is available in 3 colors, i.e. black, gray and ivory. The color buttons above represent its actual product colors.
As the product is upgradeable, any worn-out or damage of port can be replaced easily, without the need to replace the entire product, or the whole PC case.
Not sure what your needs are in the future? No worries, you are free to recustomize your ports configuration anytime. FRONTX can accomodate any new port invented in the future (USB 3.0?). No high cost incurred, since you do not have to replace the entire product, or the whole PC case.
Unwanted FRONTX Port can be used as extension cable. Just remove the port holder from the cable and you get a 3 feet extension cable..... or you can use it for do it yourself front ports installation.
Make your own ports selection now. Purchase one FRONTX Casing plus the ports of your choice - external or internal, or a combination of both.
Alternatively, you can purchase a packaged multimedia ports (described below). You can also purchase additional ports to add to this package.
FRONTX MULTIMEDIA PORTS come with FRONTX Casing and a package of soundcard ports which include game, headphone, microphone and audio-in ports. You will quickly see how convenient it is to have these ports mounted on the front side of your CPU tower / PC case.
FRONT PANEL HEADPHONE / LINE-OUT:
FRONT PANEL GAME / MIDI:
FRONT PANEL AUDIO-IN / LINE-IN:
FRONT PANEL MICROPHONE / MIC:
Installation is so simple, no driver is needed! You will understand by just looking at these pictures:
Simply install FRONTX Casing into a 5.25" drive bay, let all the cables pass inside the PC case, and exit through a PCI/ISA opening. Plug the connectors into the relevant ports at the back of the PC. Use the Metal Plate provided to cover the gap of the PCI/ISA opening. That's it!!
If you are installing Multimedia Ports or Headphone Port, simply fix the speaker socket onto the Metal Plate with the ring nut provided, and plug your existing speakers into the speaker socket. .....view complete installation manual
Installing internal ports is quite straightforward too, simply plug the connectors onto the port headers (pin-outs) on your motherboard and make sure that the wire assignments (color coded) are matched with the pin assignments. .....view complete installation manual
NOTE - you can install a configuration which combines both external and internal ports.
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