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Enhanced Data Transfer Speed for USB 3.0 Drives in USB Network Gate 9.1

Alex Taylor in Remote access,Uncategorized
12 Oct 2020, 12:28

improved performance for shared USB 3.0 drives

According to our internal data, a good chunk of USB Network Gate users regularly shares USB drives over the network.

If you are one of those people, then you will love the update to follow!

Moreover, since it is a “minor” update, you can enjoy it right away, and it is free for all current users of USB Network Gate 9.0.

Learn more about USB Network Gate

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With USB Network Gate 9.1 we have achieved significant success with improving the data transfer rate of USB 3.0 storage devices.

In our tests, we have achieved a whooping x4 increase in speed on the same network when copying data from USB drives, and x2 – when writing files to USB drives.

Required conditions:
– A USB drive is connected to a USB 3.0 port.
– Server OS: Windows 7 and above, Windows Server 2008R2 and above*.
– Client OS: Windows 10, Windows Server 2016/2019.
– When using USB device isolation, the data transfer speed will not be increased even if the conditions above are met.

*Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers might not display improved performance with certain USB controllers.

You can view the full changelog here.

Serial Port Monitor 8.0 comes with enhanced stability and improved performance

Alex Taylor in Serial Port Communication,System Utilities,The Company/Releases,Windows Software
08 Jul 2020, 13:26

SPM 8.0

Today we are excited to introduce version 8.0 of Serial Port Monitor, a professional solution for sniffing and displaying serial port activity in your system. 

Whether you are testing a newly-created serial device, setting up serial equipment, or debugging your own serial app, Serial Port Monitor becomes a big help. It lets you monitor the flow of data passing through the system’s COM interfaces and makes it clear which data is going through which port. The software includes a built-in terminal and advanced IPR filters that allow tracking down only relevant serial port data. 

New Serial Port Monitor 8.0 is ready to support more of your needs thanks to a sleeker user interface and stability improvements it brings.  

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Updating to the latest release gives you a way to read and record COM port data even more efficiently. In Serial Port Monitor 8.0, we provide many bug fixes and stability enhancements which ensure the faster and better overall performance of the app.  

Download Serial Port Monitor 8.0

Learn more about Serial Port Monitor

Owners of the Lifetime Upgrades Guarantee can enjoy the new update right away. 

If you made a purchase within the Grace Period, contact us to claim your free update.
For more details on the release updates, refer here.  Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

FlexiHub 4.0 by Electronic Team, Inc. – More suited for Teamwork and More Versatile

Alex Taylor in Remote access,Uncategorized
18 Jun 2020, 13:57


Starting from version 4.0, Electronic Team, Inc. has added an ability to have multiple FlexiHub users under a single Team Account which allows to securely share USB and COM port devices between the team members.

Learn more about Team Accounts

Within the Team Account, each user will get his/her own “mini-account” which will have a number of benefits compared to the traditional personal subscription:

  • Access Control

    If a group of people needs to use FlexiHub, they don’t need to share a single personal account which would be much more convenient from a security and user perspective. With the Team Account, it is much easier to give/control access to a particular device by a particular user.

  • Fine-tuning

    Team Accounts allow adding/deleting the users at any time. What is more, it is possible to limit the max number of possible connections for a specific user.

  • Financial Benefit

    For a group of people, it would be more practical from a financial point of view to use the Team Account, since it is not necessary to purchase a standalone personal subscription for each user.

Want to know more about Team Accounts? Check out the online user manual.

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Please, do not hesitate to contact Electronic Team, Inc. if you have any questions.

Reworked Serial to Ethernet Connector – Major Update 8.0

Alex Taylor in Serial Port Communication,Uncategorized
01 Jun 2020, 12:28

We are glad to announce a brand new update to one of our staple products – Serial to Ethernet Connector 8.0. This major release brings a couple of new features as well as reworked and improved interface: from now on it will be even more convenient to share serial devices over the network!


Among the new functions, the users will find a useful mode for scanning the network for existing SEC connections. It will allow them to save time when creating the client connection by skipping the parameters setup and connecting the device right away.

Another useful feature that is becoming available is the ability to pause a specific SEC connection from the user interface without the need to delete the connection or disconnect the device.

Full changelog can be viewed here.

Learn more about Serial to Ethernet Connector

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Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions. Owners of the Lifetime Upgrades Guarantee can use the new features right away.

Fresh major update 9.0 for USB Network Gate – New USB device isolation feature

Alex Taylor in Uncategorized,Windows Software
23 Apr 2020, 12:34

Electronic Team, Inc. has just rolled out a brand new update for USB Network Gate – a convenient software tool for USB device sharing. Version 9.0 brings various bug fixes and improvements alongside a completely reworked and improved feature – USB device isolation.


USB device isolation allows connecting a particular USB device to a specific user account or session. This feature will especially be helpful for those sharing the same Windows PC or working on the remote desktop server that hosts numerous sessions, making connected USB devices invisible to others.

Here is a brief description of the USB device isolation modes:

  • Session-specified isolation allows you to assign a USB device to a specified session, e.g. a remote desktop session.
  • User-specified isolation allows you to isolate a connected USB device to a specific Windows user account.

You can view full changelog here.

USB device isolation was tested with cameras, printers, scanners, hard drives, 3D mouses, sound cards, and a plethora of other USB devices.

The USB device isolation is supported by Windows 8 and newer.

Learn more about USB Network Gate

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Please, do not hesitate to contact Electronic Team, Inc. if you have any questions. Owners of the Lifetime Upgrades Guarantee can use the new features right away.

Centralized Hospital Monitoring System – USB Network Gate

Alex Taylor in Case Studies,Uncategorized
02 Apr 2020, 15:26

Find out how Southwestern Vermont Medical Center managed to organize a centralized monitoring system with the help of USB Network Gate. Southwestern Vermont Health Care is a comprehensive health care system servicing Bennington and Windham Counties in Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties in New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts.

Industry: Healthcare
Number of employees: 1000+

southwestern vermont health care

We’d like to thank Tony Fawcett, a Desktop Support Specialist at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for taking part in our survey and giving us an opportunity to share this use case.

What challenges made you search for this kind of software?

During the COVID-19 Pandemic we were requested to add cameras to the patient rooms for monitoring purposes. We needed software which allowed us to link a USB device (webcam) from multiple machines back to one central viewing station.

We’re using HD Logitech webcams and also built-in webcams on laptop devices. The webcams are connected to Computers on Wheels or (COWs) which have an internal PC and monitor for nurses to wheel around to patient rooms. The types of laptop devices we’re using currently are Lenovo Think Pad T490s.

How did you get to know about our software?

Our network security team searched online for a solution and found this to be the best option.

Did you try any similar product(s) before coming across ours?

We did not find another software that had the capabilities of USB Network Gate, it works as it should and very well.

Why did you choose our product over competitors? What made it stand out for you?

Simple install file works for both host and client machines. Software includes password Encryption which is very important to us working in a hospital environment as things need to be secure and HIPPA complaint.

How did you benefit from using our solution?

We were able to successfully link the webcams to a host machine and view the patients using surveillance software. This helps our nurses outside the COVID-19 negative pressure area monitor inside, which is extremely helpful and reduces the need to prepare PPE and go inside to check unnecessarily.

Are you happy with our software at this point? Why or why not?

Yes so far it is working as intended, very happy.

Do you feel our prices are: high – about right – low?

We purchased a company license at a very fair price, the sales representative was helpful.

Has our customer support system met your needs?

Customer support has been responsive and helped with an account email mistake on our part, which was resolved.

Learn more about USB Network Gate

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Get to know MacDroid – file transfer app for Mac and Android

Alex Taylor in Android apps,Mac Software,The Company/Releases
12 Feb 2020, 15:16
MacDroid is released!

Electronic Team, Inc. released its new super handy app – MacDroid. Can you guess what it does from its name? We bet you already guessed it works with Android and Mac! But just to make things more clear, we’ll go ahead and write a little bit about it :).

MacDroid is a compact yet mightily efficient Android file transfer app for Mac. If you are using an Apple computer and an Android phone or tablet you probably know that there is no native way to transfer files between the two. We have created an interface that will help you not just connect your Android to your Mac, but also successfully transfer music, videos, images and other types of files between them. 

MacDroid supports both internal and external Android storages, so you get to work with any of your files in a fast and easy manner. Additionally to Android devices, MacDroid supports any device that can connect to Mac in an MTP mode, be it a camera or a portable media player.

Let’s take a quick look at MacDroid features:

  • You can mount and work with internal and external Android storages;
  • No plugins or extensions needed;
  • All Android and MTP devices supported.

Download MacDroid

You can download free MacDroid now and enjoy transferring files and folders from Android to Mac. There is also MacDroid PRO subscription available, which allows you to transfer data from Android to Mac, and from Mac to Android. You can also edit Android files on Mac without moving them to computer. Android folders can be managed directly on Mac: create, delete, duplicate, rename.

System requirements for MacDroid are: 

macOS 10.10 or later; any Android or MTP device.

Pricing info: 

Free MacDroid is always, well, free :) and offers a great quality file transfer from Android to Mac. For $19.99 a year, you can subscribe to MacDroid PRO to get unlimited file transfer in both directions and the possibility to conveniently manage and edit Android content through the Finder app on Mac. A 7-day free trial of MacDroid PRO features is also available

Serial to Ethernet Connector – a link between legacy hardware and web-based solutions

Alex Taylor in Case Studies
19 Dec 2019, 14:55

alpla serial to ethernet
This time we would like to share a use case of our client from Alpla. Alpla is headquartered in Austria and specializes in innovative packaging systems, blow-molded bottles and caps, and injection-molded parts for a wide range of industries. It is considered to be the international leading company for plastic packaging, and it is the largest producer of packaging in Europe, with over 170 production plants in 40+ countries worldwide.

Company industry: Plastic packaging systems

Alex Taylor: What challenges made you search for this kind of software?

Stefan Mueller: We need to replace software that’s over 15 years old. The software communicates with older devices that are all connected via COM ports. (We are using several measurement devise across the company. Most of them are super old. The devices perform different tasks like measurement tasks, scanning barcodes and sending information to their party systems).

The current solution is installed client-side and communicates with different tools that are connected via COM port. The new solution is purely web-based and independent of the client. Now this application will be replaced with a server-side solution. Therefore we need a solution that allows us to connect the old devices with the new web-based solution. For this, we use the Eltima Serial to Ethernet Connector.

Alex Taylor: How did you get to know about our software?

Stefan Mueller: We found out about the Eltima Serial to Ethernet Connector via Google.

Alex Taylor: Did you try any similar product(s) before coming across ours?

Stefan Mueller: We have tried several solutions, both open-source, and other paid solutions.

Alex Taylor: Why did you choose our product over competitors? What made it stand out for you?

Stefan Mueller: The functionality of all tested solutions was very similar. Also in terms of speed, there were no big differences. The main reason for choosing Eltima was the interface of the software. It seems much friendlier and more modern than those of the competition.

Alex Taylor: How did you benefit from using our solution?

Stefan Mueller: We don’t have to directly replace the older devices that are connected to clients via COM ports and can continue to use them with the new software.

Alex Taylor: Are you happy with our software at this point? Why or why not?

Stefan Mueller: We are still in the pilot phase. So far everything works as we expected and presented it. By combining the Eltima software with our new solution, we have already been able to improve performance.

Alex Taylor: Do you feel our prices are: high – about right – low?

Stefan Mueller: Prices are relatively high compared to the competition.

Alex Taylor: Has our customer support system met your needs?

Stefan Mueller: So far we have not needed any support for the software itself. It is simple and intuitive.

Learn more about Serial to Ethernet Connector

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We are incredibly thankful to Stefan Mueller, a Solution Architect at Alpla, for taking part in our survey and sharing his thoughts and experience from using our software.

Cast away with all new JustStream!

Alex Taylor in Multimedia/Flash Software
13 Nov 2019, 14:54

No remote islands or special survival skills like Tom Hanks has are required though! We are talking about the fun stuff – we promise :). We are releasing JustStream 1.0, our new app for easy streaming of your local files from Mac to a large TV screen. It’ll also offer to mirroring of Mac display on other devices on the same Wi-Fi network – a great way to do a presentation or show an important how to instruction to a larger audience.

So what did we add to the first release of this extra handy app?

Of course, we tried to make it as easy to use as it can get, the app is intuitive, you’ll know what to do the moment you download and open it. We also made sure it supports a large variety of devices: Chromecast, Apple TV, smart TV, like Roku, Samsung, and other DLNA-certified devices.

JustStream works with pretty much any file type including the widespread AVI, MP4, FLV, MKV, 3GP, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, MP3, WAV. And here’s something cool! If the device you are streaming your content to doesn’t support the file format, JustStream has the capability of transcoding the file while streaming into a supported one.

The app allows creating playlists that you can stream non-stop. This comes in handy when you want multiple shorter videos to be displayed on a large screen without having to constantly initiate the process.

Subtitles and audio tracks are supported no matter whether they are loaded from an external file or embedded into the video. And if you are streaming to Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra there is a possibility to change subtitle font, size, and color.

With JustStream you can also mirror your Mac display on a large TV screen. Whether you have videos, audio files, presentations or interactive software apps – JustStream will mirror them for a larger audience to see, with the possibility to capture mouse clicks and cursor movements.

Free JustStream offers 40 minutes of uninterrupted streaming and mirroring. You can get JustStream PRO for $19.95, which offers unlimited streaming and mirroring as well as free lifetime upgrades.

Try the free version of JustStream and let us know what you think!


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SyncMate Got an Upgrade!

Alex Taylor in Free Software,iOS & iPod software,Mac Software,System Utilities,The Company/Releases
05 Nov 2019, 13:38

Meet SyncMate 8

Our team has just finished taking SyncMate – our effective and fast sync tool – one step further! We’re happy to announce SyncMate 8!

Okay, so what do you need to know about this update? Our topmost goal was to concentrate on the app’s efficiency and stability. We’ve totally revamped the synchronization mechanism to achieve the absolute stability of the whole sync process. You’ll be predictably pleased to hear that we’ve added support for the latest operating systems:

 – macOS 10.15 Catalina. Now you can safely sync all the important data stored on your Mac after updating it to the newest version of macOS. You can sync your Mac simultaneously with various devices like other Macs, Android devices, iOS devices, MTP devices and mounted storages. 

– iOS 13. Now that SyncMate 8 is compatible with iOS 5.x – 13.x, you can benefit from concurrent sync between your various models of iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, etc.) and Mac. 

– Android 10. SyncMate 8 supports any Android 5.x – 10.x device with the abundant sync options like transferring media files and folders between your Mac and Android, or mounting it as a Mac disk, and much more.

Here are some other SyncMate 8 features that will help you take a pro control over the sync process:

– Apart from the devices mentioned above (Mac, Android and iOS devices), SyncMate 8 also supports sync with online accounts (like Google, iCloud, Dropbox) and Microsoft services (Outlook online account, Office 365 Home and Business Editions). Moreover, with SyncMate 8 one can also sync MTP devices or mount any device as a Mac disk to transfer data directly in Finder.

– SyncMate 8 allows syncing personal data like contacts, calendars, playlists, bookmarks, reminders and much more between Mac and other supported devices and online accounts. You can also transfer media files (music, videos, images etc) as well as whole folders.

The full features list and all possible connections are available on our website

Great, so what are the steps to get the latest SyncMate update?

– You qualify for the FREE upgrade in case you are using any of the previous versions of SyncMate Expert with a Lifetime Upgrades Guarantee.

– If you purchased SyncMate Expert license after October 5, 2019 you can get a FREE upgrade as well.

In both cases you’ll automatically receive an email from our team with the activation code for SyncMate 8 Expert .

 – If you are running any of the previous versions of SyncMate Expert, you can upgrade to SyncMate 8 Expert with 50% discount. To do so, please follow this link.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we’ll assist.

Download SyncMate 8 Free edition

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