USB 2.0 Data Link File Transfer Cable is a hardware solution for transferring data from one computer to another. One end of the cable has a large connector that needs to be plugged into a USB port of the host computer, while the other end goes to a USB port of another computer. The latter appears to the host as if it were a USB drive. The application that comes along with the cable allows you to drag-and-drop files and folders from one location to another, create and delete folders.
USB Data Transfer Cable:
• Transfers data between computers at a high speed;
• Requires no external power source – the bus is powered from either of USB ports;
• Consumes minimal power;
• Can suspend and resume when it comes to power management
Despite the great functionality USB Data Link Cable offers, it has typical drawbacks of a hardware solution. It only allows transferring data between two computers located in the physical proximity to each other. It won’t work if there are multiple computers and there is no way to connect them physically. Moreover, this USB file transfer solution is compatible only with Windows.
A Software Alternative
However, there is an alternative to it – USB data transfer software called USB via Ethernet software. Say, you would like to access UC 230 audio speakers or a UC 250 device connected to a computer in the office next door or across the town. How do you do it? With USB Network Gate it is possible to reach your USB over Ethernet/Internet/LAN/WAN and use it as if it were plugged directly into your computer. No cables involved, no clutter on your desk.
The software supports all major OS, you can access a device connected to a Windows machine from your Mac or share a device on a Linux desktop with a Mac user.
Here is what USB Network Gate has to offer you:
• Share and access devices over Ethernet/ LAN/ WAN/ Internet;
• Reach out to USB devices in thin clients while working via Remote Desktop Protocol;
• Get access to USB ports while working in a virtual environment. The software is compatible with VMware, Hyper-V and Citrix.