Digi International announced the AnywhereUSB TS and AnywhereUSB/2. The AnywhereUSB TS is the first combined USB and serial over IP hub. It combines Digi’s patented Realport USB-over-IP and Realport Serial-over-IP technology in one product allowing customers to easily network both USB and serial devices with one solution. The AnywhereUSB/2 is a compact USB hub with Realport USB-over-IP technology. This allows the product to easily connect USB devices anywhere on a wired or wireless network and is perfect for use in space-constrained environments.
The AnywhereUSB/2 features two USB ports and one Ethernet port. The AnywhereUSB TS features four USB ports, four serial ports, and one Ethernet port. All AnywhereUSB products are compatible with bulk or interrupt type USB devices such as bar-code scanners, printers, fingerprint scanners, and card readers. Digi’s Watchport USB cameras, Watchport Sensors, and Edgeport USB-to-serial Converters are also compatible.
AnywhereUSB products eliminate the need for locally-attached host PCs and break the traditional five-meter USB cabling distance limitation. Customers can access and monitor their devices anywhere an Internet connection is available to simplify operations and reduce IT support.
AnywhereUSB products are ideal for connecting USB devices to networks in virtualization, retail and healthcare applications. Digi’s AnywhereUSB products can also be used with virtual machine software. AnywhereUSB makes it easy for a USB device like a USB authentication key to be supported over the network by an application in a virtual environment such as VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server and Xen.
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