Wednesday, February 25, 2009
An end-to-end USB over IP strategy to share and access any USB over local network or the Internet.
USB over Network is a new and powerful solution which enables work with the remote USB devices over a local network or the Internet as if they were connected directly to your local PC. Developed for both Windows and Linux, it delivers fast operation and responds to any user needs.
Usually, when you need to use any USB device (like scanner, flash-memory, etc) you plug it into USB port of your computer. But for all that, the device is accessible only for the computer it is plugged into. And what if someone else needs to use the same USB device?
Common time and money-consuming actions:
1. You can unplug USB device from your PC and give it to another user.
Disadvantages: according to different circumstances, not always there is a possibility to give USB device to another user, even for a while.
2. You can allow another user to work with that device on your PC.
Disadvantages: not always there is a possibility to allow someone else to work with that USB device on your PC (especially if another user is in the another office, city or country).
3. It is possible to purchase the same USB devices additionally.
Disadvantages: additional USB devices could be purchased but it depends on the cost of the device and quantity required.
FabulaTech has resolved this problem in a different extraordinary way by implementing the USB IP strategy. We’ve created USB over Network which allows to work with remote USB devices over a local network or the Internet.
All you have to do is to install USB over Network Server on the PC where USB devices are plugged in. USB over Network Client must be installed on the PCs you want to give access to those very USB devices. That’s all. Now any user which has installed USB over Network Client can work with remote USB devices as if they were connected directly to his local PC.