Challenge of USB redirection to Remote Desktop
When you work in a remote desktop environment, getting access to your locally plugged USB devices can be quite problematic. In some cases you still can use some workarounds like plugging the USB device into the remote machine directly but in the most cases it’s not a solution.
USB for Remote Desktop is a software allowing redirection of locally plugged USB devices to your remote desktop session. It appears like the USB device is plugged directly to the remote side.
The program consists of Server and Workstation parts. The Workstation part is installed on the local computer or thin client where USB devices are physically plugged.The Server part is installed on the remote side you are connecting to via Microsoft RDP, Teradici PCoIP or Citrix ICA. The Server part makes redirected USB devices available for remotely logged users.
The program supports a wide range of USB hardware and does not require any special configuration.
USB for Remote Desktop supports Windows and Linux remote desktops.It does not matter what protocol is used for accessing the remote side — Microsoft RDP, Teradici PCoIP, Citrix ICA. It does not matter what environment is used — Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Terminal Services, Hyper-V, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, VMware View, Amazon Workspaces and others.
Any compatible Windows and Linux Client software can be used for accessing remote Windows and Linux side. And there is no need to change firewall settings.
And good news for macOS users! You can redirect USB devices from your Mac to the remote desktop sessions thanks to compatibility between USB over Network for macOS and USB for Remote Desktop. Basically, macOS version of USB over Network acts as a Workstation part of USB for Remote Desktop.
USB for Remote Desktop does not require USB device drivers on the local machine or thin client. So, any new USB device can be redirected to the remote desktop session without installing USB device drivers.
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 USB device redirection. Even the most exotic USB devices can be redirected to your remote desktop environment.
Auto-redirecting of hot-plugged USB devices
Using the Administrative Utility, USB for Remote Desktop can be configured to redirect any newly plugged USB device immediately and automatically. You don't have even to divert your attention away from the working process. The program will redirect the USB devices automatically every time you plug them in.
USB port redirection
In some cases it is really convenient to use some dedicated USB port for redirection. In such case any USB device being plugged to that port will be redirected to remote side. All other devices will be for local use only.
All your data is secure
USB 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.
Ready for Enterprise
For large installations, it’s possible to configure the program for local and domain users remotely. The configuration can be done via Active Directory allowing to pre-set needed settings or even disable USB redirection for specified users or just for specific types of USB devices.
Azure Virtual Desktop compatible
USB for Remote Desktop, as well as other FabulaTech solutions, is fully compatible with Azure Virtual Desktop and makes it possible to access local usb devices from applications running in Windows Virtual Desktop.
Seamless mode support
USB for Remote Desktop works perfectly in seamless mode. It is easy and convenient feature which allows to connect your local USB devices to any remotely running application in seamless mode.
OEM License Benefits
USB for Remote Desktop functionality can be easily integrated into your application. So you allow terminal server users to access locally plugged USB devices in remote Windows session. Read more…
And Even More…
Zero configuration is required.
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.