USB Hubs – Our Guide
You don’t really need convincing that choosing the managed USB hub that delivers what you need and performs exactly how you want is vital for any tech-business, or anywhere multiple mobile devices are a vital part of the business.
You also know that you need to understand the basics on how USB hubs are designed to work – power requirements, how different mobile devices charge and transfer data, endpoint limitation of USB and how choosing the correct USB hub can help you and your organisation reach its goals.
By understanding the background to managed USB hubs you can make an informed choice and ensure your project delivers exactly what you were expecting.
This section was written with you in mind. In it, you’ll find everything you need to know about USB hubs, presented in a simple, yet strategic, way. It’s your one-stop-shop to understanding how mobile devices work with managed USB hubs – and will help you stay informed and educated on this topic.
Ready to dive in? Read on!
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With digital transformation affecting most sectors, being able to accurately manage multiple mobile devices is an issue that’s here to stay.
Let’s jump right in.
- First thing to consider is what you want your USB hub to do?
- Does it just need to charge devices, do you need to be able to monitor that charging to see where each device is?
- Do you need to also sync (transfer data) to and from that device, perhaps to erase or load new content onto it?
- Does this need to be as quick as possible, or is speed not a concern?
Decide what features you want your hub to do and is it going to be charge only or charge and sync?
Want to manage all your devices from one central location? USB charging using a charge and sync device means that you can manage all plugged in devices over a network, performing security or OS updates from a central location without having to worry about physically moving each device to update it.
When you’ve got 10 devices this may not sound too much of an issue, but when you could run 96 devices from one host computer, this can make everything run quicker and make you much more productive, saving time and money.
Explore the articles below to find out more about USB hubs, charging levels and much more.