Sound for Remote Desktop is a reliable software solution that enables two-way sound connection between a local workstation and a remote desktop session.
In standard situations, two-way sound stream in a remote desktop environment is problematic or even impossible for such applications as Lync, Skype, NetMeeting, Dragon Naturally Speaking etc. DirectSound applications do not natively support audio input/output functionality in remote desktop environment, thus there is no possibility to use a microphone in RDP session.
Sound for Remote Desktop allows to transfer audio stream with low latency and high sampling rate to remote Windows session, with no cut-offs or choppy sound.
How it works
Sound for Remote Desktop is extremely easy to use. The solution consists of two parts: Workstation and Server. The Workstation part should be installed on the local workstation and the Server part goes to the remote server where you login using RDP, Citrix or PCoIP.
As soon as both parts are installed, no additional configuring is required. Every time you login to remote session sound stream is transferred automatically allowing to use microphones, speakers, headsets or other audio equipment. The output audio will be played back from your remote desktop to your local headphones or speakers. Remote desktop audio software that needs to use sound input will function as if the microphone were plugged directly into the remote side.
Audio stream isolation
In case of multi-user environment (Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019, 2022), if there is more than one user logged in to the remote side, you can be sure that each sound device is isolated within its individual session so you don't need to worry that somebody else will hear your incoming or outgoing audio stream. You don't need to scan through the list of input/output devices of other users to find your microphone or headphones. Such isolation allows you to work with your audio stream exclusively.
Supports any sound input or output devices
All types of sound devices are supported. It does not matter if the headset or microphone is USB or 3.5 mm jack. It’s not needed to have some special type of sound input/output device or adapt an existing one. Any headset or a microphone will work fine.
Remote desktop protocols
Sound for Remote Desktop supports different remote desktop protocols including Microsoft RDP, Teradici PCoIP, Citrix ICA. It does not matter what environment is used (Microsoft Terminal Services, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Amazon Workspaces). Any compatible Client software is used for accessing remote side.
All your data is secure
Sound for Remote Desktop transfers the data directly only between Workstation 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.
Connection between Workstation and Server is established using virtual channels as a part of remote desktop protocols. So the security level of the solution is the same as you have already set for ordinary remote desktop connection.
Real two-way Sound for Remote Desktop
Sound for Remote Desktop provides with two-way sound stream in remote desktop session. Now you can use microphones, headphones or speakers in your remote desktop environment.
Full DirectSound compatibility
With Sound for Remote Desktop no such limits are set. Work with any sound and dictation software. Use Skype, Lync, NetMeeting without any headache in your remote desktop session hassle-free.
High-quality sound transfer
Do you still have problems with sound redirection to your remote session and sound quality? Now this problem is solved. Thanks to progressive technology of audio decoding the sound quality is maintained.
OEM License Benefits
Sound for Remote Desktop functionality can be easily integrated into your application. So you allow terminal server users to access local headsets and microphones in remote Windows session. Read more…
Audio streams with low-latency
Sound for Remote Desktop provides you with low-latency audio streams so that you can work in real time. High-quality sound connection with no cut-offs or jerky sound is ensured.
Works with different environments
It doesn't matter what kind of environment is used. The solution works fine with both multi-user and single-user environments. It’s possible to use PCs or virtual machines (VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, VirtualBox or any other). Sound for Remote Desktop works perfectly with all of them.
And Even More…
Works with any virtual machines.
Mixed 32 and 64-bit environment.
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.