USB over Network allows to use remote USB devices shared over a local network or the Internet.
It does not matter if you are located in another office or even country, now you can use any USB device remotely as if it was attached to your computer locally.
How it works
The program consists of two parts — Server and Client. The Server part is installed on a computer where USB devices are physically plugged in, making it possible to share the devices for remote connection. The Client should be installed on computers where you need to get access to remote shared USB devices.
When you connect remote USB device using a Client part on your PC, it appears as if the device was attached directly to your computer.
Real USB virtualization technology
Thanks to many years of research and development we were able to release unique USB virtualization technology. It fully emulates the USB stack of remote USB devices on the client side creating the exact virtual copy of each shared hardware USB device.
Works with any USB devices
The program is not limited to some specific models of USB devices. It is compatible with any of them. So, it is really universal solution for the remote access to USB devices. Even the most exotic USB devices can be accessed over network or the Internet.
Supports all major operating systems
USB over Network supports Windows, Linux and macOS. Any Windows or Linux machine with the Client part installed can access remote USB devices shared on Windows, Linux or macOS where the Server part is installed.
USB over Network does not require USB device drivers on the Server side. This feature really simplifies everything, since it allows to share USB devices even when their drivers was not installed locally (or in case if the device is not supported by Server side OS).Keep in mind, that USB device drivers are required on the Client side anyway.
USB port sharing
In some cases it is really convenient to use some dedicated USB port for device sharing.So any USB device being plugged into it becomes shared automatically. This won't affect other USB devices plugged into other USB ports.
All your data is secure
USB over Network transfers the data directly only between Client and Server program parts, that are installed on your computers. It doesn't connect to FabulaTech or any third-party servers. The only exception is optional checking for new versions, therefore it is fully functional even without Internet access.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) can be configured for establishing an encrypted link between a Server and a Client. And to protect sensitive data even more, password protection can be used for each individual USB device and the whole Server as well.
Also, we can teach customers how to forbid or allow flash drives, webcams etc. And for uncompromising security we can build a version that connect only certain class of devices, upon request.
Reversed device connections
Sometimes it’s needed to initiate device connection from Server side to Client side. So instead of connecting remote USB device, end user can “push” the local USB device to the remote computer. The call-back connection feature is especially useful in case if the Server is behind a firewall or on a NAT network.
There is a possibility of per-interface sharing for composite devices that usually contain several USB devices. For example, if you use the webcam with built-in speaker, it’s no problem to share the webcam for remote access but leave the speakers for local use only.
Advanced sharing rules
The system of Sharing Rules allows fine-tuning of the sharing process both of the concrete device and of the group of USB devices with the same characteristics. Built-in Sharing Rules Manager makes the process of rules creation really easy.
USB server auto discovery
USB over Network Client can discover USB Servers installed in your local network. So, in most cases, it’s even not needed to specify remote IP address or hostname of the Server. Just choose the needed server from the list in order to connect the Server permanently.
OEM License Benefits
USB over Network functionality can be easily integrated into your application. So you can share USB devices or connect them up from your application directly. Read more…
And Even More…
Command line control support.
Works with any virtual machines.
Mixed 32 and 64-bit environment.
Single-user and multi-user environments support.
Compatible with 3D mouse by 3Dconnexion.
A lot of device-specific improvements have been implemented in Windows version of the program.
Data caching for audio devices has been fine-tuned for smooth playback over poor network connection.
Improvements in session isolation of webcams and printers, speed of mass storage devices and compatibility
with android devices have been made. Minor bugs have been fixed as well.
Issue causing some applications to crash occasionally has been fixed in macOS version.
1 September 2022
After a long testing cycle we are happy to announce stable version of the Sound for Remote Desktop which has been completely rewritten from scratch!
All major remote desktop clients supported. All audio devices supported, including multi-channel microphones, Bluetooth and USB audio devices and much more.
22 August 2022
USB over Network 6.0 has been released for macOS for the first time. This initial release implements support of the Server part of USB over Network program. All USB devices shared on your Mac can be connected to the Windows and Linux powered Clients. Moreover, macOS version of USB over Network is compatible with USB for Remote Desktop protocol. Thus, all your devices become accessible in remote desktop sessions with USB for Remote Desktop Server installed.