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RE: USB-Server?

General USB is much more complicated than a serial port. On USB
you can not just send any data that you receive on the Ethernet. 
You have to know at least which USB traffic type the data is.
Therefor its hard to make a device that allows any device
connected to USB accessible via Ethernet without any additional
software on the redirector.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dev-etrax@xxxxxxx.com]On">mailto:owner-dev-etrax@xxxxxxx.com]On
Behalf Of Dag Brattli
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 8:48 AM
To: dev-etrax
Subject: USB-Server?


Maybe not the correct list, but does anybody know if Axis have any plans
for making a USB-Server (similar to the Serial-Server), or add a couple
of USB ports to the existing serial server?

One idea would be to write a low-level USB to Ethernet (or TCP/IP) Linux
driver that would make it possible to use the USB-Server to distribute
USB devices (irda, bluetooth, printers, web-cameras) anywhere in your

We are using the Axis Serial Server today for our IrDA solutions
(Phone-, PDA-, Internet Beamer), but it would be really interesting if
we could use USB dongles instead of serial port dongles. Our IrDA
solution makes it possible to push content such as logos, ringtones,
vCards, Java-apps, SMS and MMS messages to IrDA capable mobile phones,
or give Internet access to PDAs etc, and we are also developing a
payment system for IrDA capable mobile phones. The Axis Serial Server is
almost the perfect solution ...

-- Dag

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