Do you still think that to work with a certain USB device you have to have it physically attached to your computer? In this case you haven't heard of USB Network Gate yet! USB Network Gate is available for different platforms, which includes USB Network Gate for Linux. The latest version 4.0 allows working with any USB device even in those "seems impossible" situations when a USB device is oceans away from you.

With USB Network Gate for Linux one can share any USB device on a computer (server) and then access this device from a remote location (client machine) and use it as easily as if this device was plugged into client computer directly. The technology works over Internet/LAN/WAN types of networks.

This means that no matter how many office workers need to use the same device and how far they are from each other and the device itself, you won't need to invest in more devices - everyone can access and use the device and all of its properties.
In case you were wondering what server and client parts are, they are all combined in one application, you just choose which one to set up on every computer. Pretty convenient and no special knowledge is needed.

Here are a couple of examples when USB Network Gate for Linux can be used:


Access multi-function device from any part of your office space
Sharing a multi-function device is probably the most common case where many people may want to access it from different machines. And such device is too big to carry around the building. The solution USB Network Gate for Linux offers is simple and really convenient for everyone in the office. You just need to install the app on a computer with MFD plugged in (server) and on computers of all office workers (clients) who are going to need the device now and then. Share the multi-function device from the server computer with USB Network Gate for Linux.
Now anyone who has USB Network Gate installed on other machines in the office (clients) can connect to and work with this device as if it was attached directly to their computers. The computers won't "see" any difference and will treat the device as physically attached.

A really nice feature is that all "clients" can see who is currently occupying the device, which helps in case someone has forgotten to disconnect from it after they were done using the device.

If needed, a password can be set for a controlled remote access to the device.


Work with USB devices in a virtual session
When you switch to a virtual session on your computer, you can't use your USB devices there even though they are right here, plugged into your computer. Even though there is a possibility to redirect USB devices from a host operating system to a guest one (virtual environment), the number of the virtual machine’s USB ports is not sufficient in many cases. With USB Network Gate for Linux however there is no effort at all in using your USB devices in virtual environment.


Access USB over RDP
It is not so uncommon to work on a remote machine via Remote Desktop Protocol, but when it comes to connecting to a remote computer and trying to use your local USB devices there as if they were physically connected to a remote machine it is not that common and easy anymore. However USB Network Gate makes using USB over RDP as easy as pie no matter if the USB device is connected to your local computer, or is in the building across the road, or overseas.
USB Network Gate also provides a perfect solution for the users of thin clients and blade servers letting them share USB devices plugged into thin client or a blade server and then providing access to them on a remote desktop.

USB Network Gate is a versatile solution that is also available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS and Android operating systems.
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