TetherBoost Pro USB 3.0 Core Controller

The TetherBoost Pro USB 3.0 Core Controller provides consistent power to maintain a stable connection for tethered image transfer when using a DSLR or medium-format digital back system connected to a computer via USB 3.0 cables – now at distances up to 65 feet. This streamlined solution alleviates current frustrations among photographers experiencing dropped signals when shooting with USB 3.0 cameras and computers.




Make Tethering Your Camera with USB 3.0 More Reliable

The TetherBoost Pro USB 3.0 Core Controller alleviates a common problem amongst USB 3.0 camera and digital back users who are experiencing dropped tethering connections or are unable to get a tethered connection started at all. These challenges are affecting some of the most popular cameras on the market, including USB 3.0 cameras from Nikon, Canon, Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, and Pentax.

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Computer Manufacturers

The core issue is that computer manufacturers, often in an attempt to be as efficient with power as possible, are either under-powering or dynamically-powering their USB 3.0 ports. These manufacturers are not currently considering the unique needs of photographers and this is causing these connectivity issues.

The TetherBoost Pro USB 3.0 Core Controller conditions the line and regulates the power from DSLR/Digital Backs to the computer, eliminating these limitations and allowing your tethered connection to operate up to full USB3 speeds for tethering connections from 15 to 65 feet without any loss in signal. The TetherBoost Pro also features the TrueConnect LED indicator which ensures signal connectivity between a photographer’s DSLR, Mirrorless or Digital Back camera and a computer.

Tether Boost Pro configuration diagram

Additional Power

The TetherBoost Pro USB 3.0 Core Controller can be used with or without external power and will facilitate producing a reliable connection either way. However, adding power to the line will reduce the customary drain on camera and computer batteries. The included USB DC cable is optional for adding a USB external battery pack (sold separately) or AC power (adapter included).

Tethering connections rely on power from your camera and/or computer to transfer images successfully. Read this helpful article to understand more: Why Does My Connection Fail?

JerkStopper Extension Lock

Included in the TetherBoost Pro Kit is a JerkStopper Extension Lock, an effective locking device that keeps cable ends protected from frustrating disconnects, damage, and electrical hazards. The simple clam-shell design enables you to close the JerkStopper Extension Lock around each end of the TetherBoost Pro and USB 3.0 cable, then twist to lock the cords securely and safely together. The JerkStopper Extension Lock comes with two included rubber washers that waterproof your connection, further protecting your connection and holding the cable in place.

*Please note the purchase of the TetherBoost Pro USB 3.0 Core Controller does not include an external battery pack. Please see our Rock Solid External Battery Pack. Additional accessories sold separately.

Suggested Uses:

  • Utilize with one TetherPro USB 3.0 (15ft, 4.6m) base cable from camera to TetherBoost Pro to computer.
  • Utilize with a Rock Solid External Battery Pack for external power.

Input Power Options (optional):

  • Wall Power: TetherBoost AC Power Adapter. Available in: U.S. Standard, U.K. Standard, European Standard, Australia Standard
  • External Power: Rock Solid External Battery Pack with included USB DC Cable only

Perfect for: Commercial Photographers, Fashion Photographers, Portrait Photograpers

Product Specifications:

  • 13.5″ (.35m) in length
  • Blue LED power indicator
  • Backwards compatible to USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
  • Transfer rate of up to 5Gbps
  • 90-day warranty from manufacturer defects

What’s included:

  • One (1) TetherBoost Pro USB 3.0 Core Controller
  • One (1) JerkStopper Extension Lock
  • One (1) TetherBoost USB to DC Power Cable