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Easily Connect and Share USB Devices with USB AutoSwitches

October 16, 2009
USB AutoSwitch

USB AutoSwitch

USB AutoSwitches like the USB 2.0 AutoSwitch above are perfect for home and office setups were a number of different people need access to a USB device. Devices such as this one enables up to four computers to share one USB device or more if you combine it with a USB hub. Capable of supporting printers, scanners and storage devices, the switch also has a first served first print functionality which means users can print without switching the focus to their computer.

The LINDY USB 2.0 AutoSwitch is compatible with both Macs and PCs. It easily allows users to switch between computers using the push button on the unit or by accessing the hotkeys. This function works with PCs only. It is bus powered so requires no external power supply while it is also able to take both a 2m input and output cable at both ends. This means that the switch can easily be placed in a convenient location without much restrictions.

The LINDY USB 2.0 AutoSwitch is ideal for small and home offices where users frequently end-up sharing a USB device such as a printer. Opposed to manual switches that don’t allow each computer to see the shared printer unless it’s the one connected at that time, the AutoSwitch acts just like a print server. This ideally removes one of the main annoyances for users sharing a non-networked printer.

The plug and play device is compatible with Windows ME/2000/XP and Vista, Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 and Linux computers. A 2 Port USB 2.0 AutoSwitch is also available.

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