Solutions for converting USB to Ethernet allow you to make your USB peripherals accessible on the Ethernet network. In this way, you can position your USB devices (cameras, fingerprint readers, printers, etc.) wherever you want in your company and access them from a remote PC.
Digi's AnywhereUSB is available in two models. They can connect between 2 and 5 USB peripheral devices. This networked USB hub has one IP address for all the connected devices. It permits easy remote access to and control of anything connected via USB.
One special feature of this USB adapter is that it is compatible with virtual environments such as VMware.
It is therefore easy to connect a peripheral device that will then be available on one of your virtual servers.
The principle is simple: the RJ-45 port connects your AnywhereUSB to the TCP/IP network. All you then have to do is connect your camera, printer or other device to one of the USB ports. However, you also need to install the AnywhereUSB software on your server in order to optimise communication with all the connected devices.