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USB-Server Industry

  • 53641 USB-Server Industry

USB devices anywhere in the network

The USB-Server Industry Isochron integrates a USB device in industry fashion into the network via TCP/IP Ethernet. The devices connected to the USB-Server Industry Isochron behave as if they were connected directly to your Windows PC.

Properties

General information

  • USB Redirector implemented as a Windows kernel-mode driver
    • 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/2008R2/8/2012 incl. Server-, 64-bit editions and virtual systems
    • Full integration into the plug ’n play system
    • Communication even without user login
    • Intuitive graphical configuration tool
    • Additional command line tool for batch-/script-controlled device incorporation
  • Full TCP/IP support incl. routing and DNS
  • 2 independent USB ports
    • Simultaneous connection of PC A to USB1 and PC B to USB2 possible
    • Both ports have max. 500mA load capacity
  • Network connection:
    • 10/100BaseT autosensing, RJ45
  • Supply from PoE or external power supply
    • Phantom power using data pairs
    • Power provided by unused wire pairs (spare-pair power)
    • Alternative: external power supply up to 48V DC
  • USB 2.0 compatible
    • Data rates: 1.5 / 12 / 480 mbps
    • Downward compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 1.0
    • Supports all USB modes (Control, Bulk, Interrupt), Isochronous
  • Remotely configurable via Web Based Management
    • Configuration of the system parameters
  • Conforms to standards both in office and industrial environments:
    • High noise resistance for industrial environments
    • Low noise emission for residential and business areas
  • 5 year guarantee

Function Overview

The USB-Server Industry enables redirecting local USB ports to the network. Data traffic between the USB device and its specific driver is tunneled transparently, so that remote USB devices behave as if they were connected locally to your Windows PC. The associated USB Redirector for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 automatically searches the network for USB-Servers. Using a simple mouse click USB devices are assigned (Virtual Plug) to the computer or disconnected (Virtual Unplug) from it. For automated adding of USB devices using a batch job or script, a command line tool is included.

Applications

The number is peripherals having USB ports is enormous - dongles, USB sticks, measuring devices, scales, barcode readers etc. are increasingly equipped with USB interfaces. Especially in industrial environments however the short permissible cable lengths, the absence of galvanic isolation and the lack of flexibility have made use of USB often problematic. A solution to many of these drawbacks is to redirect the USB ports into the network. Computers and USB servers can be anywhere in the world, and every Ethernet connection is by definition galvanically isolated. The alternating use of the USB device by multiple computers is accomplished by a simple mouse click and without cumbersome carrying around and re-plugging the device (application example: Dongle).

In virtual systems (Vmware, HyperV, Virtual Box etc.) linking the guest systems to the network terminal of the host system is generally a robust affair. In contrast, support of USB devices is usually much less convenient, so that it also makes sense here to access USB peripherals over the network.


Protocols

  • USB port protocols:
    • USB 1.0 / 1.1 / 2.0
    • Control / Bulk / Interrupt / Isochronous (in development)
  • Protocols for direct network connection:
    • TCP/IP:
      Socket
    • Auxiliary protocols:
      ARP, DHCP, HTTP, PING
      Inventory keeping, group management

Technical data

USB ports:    2 x USB A port
USB speed:   480 Mbit/s
Network:   10/100BaseT autosensing
IPv6 on request
Power supply:   Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Class 3 (6.49-12.95W) or
via screw terminal DC 24V .. 48V (+/-10%)
Current consumption:   Ext. supply (24V DC) without USB devices: typ. 50mA
Ext. supply (24V DC) with 2 USB devices each 2.5W: typ. 350mA
Ambient temperature:   Storage: -40..+85°C
Non-cascaded: 0..+70°C
Cascaded: 0..+60°C
Housing:   Plastic compact housing for top-hat rail mount. 105x75x22mm
Weight:   approx. 200 g
Scope of delivery:   1x USB-Server Industry, 1x product CD with
WuTility management tool, USB Redirector, reference manual German/English