Table of Contents:
- What is USB Redirector?
- Access USB devices while working in RDP
- Access USB devices in a virtual machine session
- Access MFD from any room of your office
- USB redirection for thin/zero clients
- Access USB devices from blade servers
What is USB Redirector?
USB Redirector (aka USB Network Gate) is a professional software solution that allows any number of USB devices or interfaces to be shared across an IP-based network such as a LAN, WAN, VLAN, VPN to the Internet.
How USB Redirection software works:
Using this USB redirector software allows you to define client remote computers that interact with USB devices connected to a server. The USB redirector client machines gain full functionality to the network-attached peripheral devices and can use them as if they were physically connected. When using USB redirection, the devices are recognized as local devices by applications so there is no negative impact on system performance.
USB redirector does not share the actual devices. It works by sharing the USB ports which then enables devices to be hot-swapped using the shared interface. You can unplug a device and connect a new one which will be immediately made available to the remote client.
List of supported OSes:
This versatile USB redirection software is available for the Windows, Mac, Android and Linux operating systems. The clients can be from multiple platforms and can interact with the USB redirector server regardless of differences in their operating systems. It’s a true cross-platform solution for sharing USB devices.
Here are some situations where you can use USB Redirection software.
Access USB devices while working in a remote desktop session
One of the problems faced with remote desktop sessions is the inability to create local USB over RDP connectivity. Locally-attached devices are not available from within the remote desktop session. Getting around this limitation is easy with USB redirection to RDP software.