Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol does not directly support remote desktop scanning. While you can easily use other peripherals such as printers or external storage devices in a remote session, RDP scanning cannot be accomplished without a third-party USB Redirector.
Luckily, Electronic Team has developed a remote desktop scanning software solution that solves this problem. The tool makes using a scanner through RDP a simple and easy proposition.
FlexiHub is a dedicated application that provides RDP scanner redirection so your equipment can be used in remote desktop sessions.
Remote Desktop scanning can be difficult to implement in cloud or terminal server environments. In situations such as these where remote desktop scanner redirection is not supported by default, FlexiHub is the answer. It enables users to access a USB scanner over RDP as if they were directly connected to the peripheral device.
To begin using your TCP/IP network to connect RDP sessions to your USB scanner, a FlexiHub account is needed. While creating your account, you can start a free 30-day demo period to test drive the solution.
As soon as connectivity is completed, the scanner will be recognized by the remote sessions Device Manager. Using this reliable USB for remote desktop software solution affords client machines with the same level of functionality as it would with a direct connection to the peripheral device.
FlexiHub works by establishing a connection between USB devices attached to a physical computer's ports and your remote desktop session. It creates a virtual USB port through which you can access a scanner or other types of network-attached USB equipment.
When you insert a device into a USB port, it becomes available to remote users across your network. The virtualized RDP scanner is treated as a physical device by your operating system.
FlexiHub uses the secure 2048-bit SSL encryption protocol to maintain the security of your network data transmission. Images are sent to the server using encrypted virtual channels.
The software supports Windows, Linux, and Mac remote desktops and offers users the ability to perform cross-platform device sharing. Any platform can act as the server for a client running on any other supported platform.
FlexiHub is compatible with any TWAIN-compliant application. The RDP scanning solution treats local hardware as if it were directly connected to the remote machine.
No scanner drivers are required on FlexiHub clients. This saves a lot of system admin work as no new drivers need to be installed when using a new USB device connected to the network.