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USB Network Gate for Android – The long-awaited update

Alex Taylor in Android apps
11 Dec 2018, 14:50

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With each day the smartphones become more and more integrated into our everyday lives, and we could not continue neglecting the fact USB Network Gate for Android just doesn’t keep up with the evolution of the Android operating system.

However, as of today, that is no longer an issue! USB Network Gate for Android got the update that has been anticipated for such a long time. A brand new design and support of the latest Android versions are among the most notable highlights of this update. But the most important part – USB Network Gate for Android does not require the root access anymore!

UNG for Android in Google Play

Major Eltima’s products have been spotted at one of the world’s largest trade shows of Embedded Technology & IoT Technology!

Alex Taylor in Linux Software,Remote access,System Utilities
03 Dec 2018, 16:31

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Eltima Software showcased FlexiHub and USB Network Gate at Embedded Technology/IoT show held in Yokohama, Japan, earlier in November.

The Embedded Technology 2018 Exhibition has been the global gathering place for all those involved in AI and IoT developments, showcasing solutions in the areas of Sensor/M2M Technologies, Remote Supervision and Control Systems, Wireless Networks, Wearable Devices/AR&VR Technologies, Data Analysis Systems/Measurement Techniques, IoT Platform Design Technologies, IoT Security and more.

Eltima Software was really happy to take part in this major event for the second year in a row and present two of its leading products – FlexiHub and USB Network Gate to all of the participants and guests of the show.

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Considering that FlexiHub and USB Network Gate have already proved to be efficient software solutions for redirecting USB and serial devices over the network, our goal was to demonstrate the new opportunities the apps open to users all over the world.

In the demo, we showed how to simply share a USB camera on a Raspberry Pi device and access it remotely from a client machine over the Internet. This idea aroused great interest among the attendees and guests of the event.

Learn more about FlexiHub

…and USB Network Gate

Welcome new Elmedia Player 7.0 with powerful streaming possibilities!

Alex Taylor in Mac Software,The Company/Releases
28 Nov 2018, 15:06

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Hey hey hey, we are happy to announce the long awaited upgrade of our Elmedia Player app. We’ve got numerous new features and updates and pretty sure you’ll like all of them. Are you ready? Keep on reading.

The main feature we’ve added is Chromecast support. So starting from version 7, Elmedia Player allows casting local videos and audio files of almost any file format from Mac, Macbook Macbook PRO, etc. to Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra. Sounds great.

Online videos can now be streamed from Mac to Chromecast as well. You can easily watch YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion videos via Chromecast without in-built ads inevitable in a web browser.

Those of you who have Apple TV will be glad to hear about the newly added possibility to stream 4K videos there. So now you can enjoy high-quality media content on a large screen when streaming 4K videos from your computer to Apple TV with the help of Elmedia Player.

Starting with this version Elmedia Player becomes DLNA-enabled. This means you can now easily stream various media wirelessly from your Mac or MacBook to DLNA-compatible devices on your home network.

DLNA support gives you the possibility to turn your Mac into a media server gaining quick wireless access to video and audio files on your smart TV’s large screen (Samsung, LG, Sony Smart TV, or any other not listed here).

This means you do not need to copy files to USB flash drive or connect your device to your TV with an HDMI cable – Elmedia can easily do this for you.

One more handy addition to this release is the built-in subtitles search through one of the most popular subtitle resources – opensubtitles.org. This means you can find various subtitle files, download them and use for your videos.

Upgrade details:

This upgrade is absolutely free for you if you own Elmedia Player PRO Lifetime Upgrades Guarantee. In this case, your new activation code will be sent to the email address you used during the purchase.

Also, if you purchased Elmedia Player PRO license during the Grace period (after October 28, 2018), please, contact our customer service for FREE upgrade.

And if you own a license for Elmedia Player PRO 6.x or any previous version you can upgrade to the latest version with 50% discount.

Pricing and compatibility:

The PRO version can be obtained from our official website and ranges from USD 19.95 to 39.95 depending on the number of computers it will be installed on.

Elmedia Player requires macOS 10.9 and higher.

FlexiHub for Android 3.1 – Reinvented and Improved

Alex Taylor in Android apps,Remote access
06 Nov 2018, 16:51

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Android version of FlexiHub hasn’t been in our focus over the past few years and became unforgivably outdated. It dragged far behind lacking the support of the latest Android versions.

But that is no longer an issue as we are rolling out a reimagined FlexiHub for Android v.3.1 which is already available for download in Google Play.

Download for free in Google Play

FlexiHub for Android 3.1 has a completely new design which makes sharing USB devices even easier. It supports all Android devices starting from Android 4.0. And what is more, your Android device is no longer has to be rooted to be able to share USB peripherals over the Internet.

Hey there, video lovers! We bet you’ll be interested in our new app!

Alex Taylor in Mac Software,The Company/Releases
23 Oct 2018, 11:35

We are happy to roll out our new video app for macOS – VideoDuke. It is a dedicated video downloader that will surely pleasantly surprise you with its neat functionality.
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With VideoDuke our team stayed true to their traditions of quality – version 1.0 offers the fastest and the highest quality online video/audio downloads. It’s a must-have tool for those who want to save the YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and other online media to their computers.

VideoDuke has a minimalistic and friendly interface. It’s main window gives you fast access to the most popular video hosting services – YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion. Choose any and search for videos hosted there directly from VideoDuke interface. No unnecessary steps like searching for videos on YouTube (for example), copying their URLs and pasting into VideoDuke interface.

Doesn’t matter if your video is a live stream, a YouTube playlist or channel, a soundtrack from your favorite online movie or Flash animation or subtitles related to the video, you can download it. With VideoDuke you can save your downloads in various formats (WebM, MP4, 3GP, MP3, M4A) and resolutions (1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, 240p, 180p).

VideoDuke operates in two modes: simple and advanced. Simple mode is pretty much what its name stands for – simple :). When you paste a direct link to your video, you can choose file format and resolution and click Download. Advanced mode will offer you extended info on whatever is locate at the link you pasted with the possibility to download various external resources used by the video and filter content by the type – video, audio, or Flash.

Check out the trial version of VideoDuke and let us know what you think!

Read more about VideoDuke

Download VideoDuke

Keep your remote connections active with FlexiHub 3.3 update!

Alex Taylor in Remote access,The Company/Releases
22 Oct 2018, 12:02

We are happy to announce that along with numerous performance improvements the FlexiHub 3.3 update brings a new outstanding feature, which lets you Keep connections active even when your computer temporarily disconnects from the Internet.

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Now, if you enable the new feature in the Options menu, you won’t have to worry that your connections with remote USB devices will be immediately broken when your machine is suddenly disconnected from the Internet. Thanks to the new option, all of your connections will still be active for a few minutes. And if the Internet connection is restored shortly, you’ll be able to continue your work right from where you were.

The new option will be especially helpful for those who use FlexiHub for remote reprogramming and configuring of USB devices and those who rely on FlexiHub to copy files from remote USB drives.

In addition, FlexiHub 3.3 offers new drivers with fixes for better stability and lots of bug fixes that improve the app performance when sharing USB 3.0 devices and USB network cards.

Learn more about FlexiHub

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USB Network Gate empowers high-end access control systems with the USB connection over the network

Alex Taylor in Case Studies,Remote access,System Utilities
16 Aug 2018, 12:58

Hello everyone!

Today we’d like to spread the word about the company iCOGNIZE GmbH which specializes in providing high-end physical and logical access control systems and highlight how USB Network Gate has helped them to connect multiple access control devices over the network.

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iCOGNIZE GmbH mainly focuses on bio-metric authentication solutions for highest security applications in nuclear power plants, bio-labs, data centers, etc.

Company industry: IT Security

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

Dr. Lenhardt: We were looking for a reliable way to provide the USB connection to one or more proprietary devices over the network by use of an embedded system on the server side and independent on the OS on the client side.

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

Dr. Lenhardt: By the means of Google search.

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

Dr. Lenhardt: Yes, we have tried a number of other solutions before stopping at USB Network Gate.

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

Dr. Lenhardt: USB Network Gate seems to be more flexible compared to the competitors and there is at least the chance to influence the further development. And, what is unique, there is the source code option allowing us to do our own development. It’s a full stack software solution with a lot more of possibilities compared to our former solution.

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

Dr. Lenhardt: It is hard to give a clear answer just yet. At least we have the chance now to run the solution on our own embedded device. With our former solution we had to use a dedicated piece of silicon.

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

Dr. Lenhardt: So far we are very happy, but we are still in the evaluation phase.

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

Dr. Lenhardt: Unfortunately we feel the prices to be a little bit too high actually. Maybe that feeling might change while evaluating the different possibilities of that product. But at the end, in our case, it is a lot of money for just a very small part of the complete system.

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

Dr. Lenhardt: Absolutely. Support has been really perfect. Quick and competent. There is almost no way to improve that.

Learn more about USB Network Gate

Download now!

We’d like to thank CEO of iCOGNIZE GmbH, Dr. Alexander W. Lenhardt, for finding the time to give honest and detailed answers to our questions.

CloudMounter for Windows v1.5 is here: encrypt online data on your PC!

Alex Taylor in Security Software,Windows Software
17 Jul 2018, 15:10

We are proud to announce about the refreshed CloudMounter for Windows 1.5. We have added more new features and opportunities in order to make your file management as easy as a pie. Check it out!

Starting from this version of CloudMounter for Windows we have added the most important and desired feature for the most of our users as cloud/server data encryption. From now on, you can provide additional protection to your online data within CloudMounter.

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Encrypt your online files in CloudMounter for Windows and they would be accessible on your Mac version of the app using the same decryption key. Whereas if you try to access them from other apps or browsers you would see nothing but nonsense.

In addition, the app started supporting Amazon S3 and Wasabi connections thus allowing you to access files from more clouds from a single spot.

Besides these features, other improvements and fixes were made in order to provide you with better performance of the app. So let’s see what else we can find in this version:

  • Added the menu to manage debug logs.
  • Improved the process of authentication for OneDrive.
  • Managing of Google Drive rate limit was improved too.
  • Fixed an issue with a free space calculation on G Suite accounts.
  • Support for OneDrive for Business was fixed too.
  • other improvements and enhancements.

Visit the official website to update

Hope you will enjoy using the new version and as usual, your feedback is highly appreciated!

Virtual Serial Port Driver helps Amateur Radio operators with their volunteering activities

Alex Taylor in Case Studies,Serial Port Communication,Windows Software
04 Jul 2018, 16:04

Hello everyone!

Let’s have a look at the case study of a ham radio operator, who was looking for a way to establish communication between several applications working via a serial communication protocol. For that reason, the hero of this article was looking for a reliable solution to create virtual COM port pairs on Windows 10. Needless to say, dealing with that task would significantly help Amateur Radio operators with their volunteering activities.

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

Ham radio operator: Ham radio operators are uniquely placed to be able to set up radio communications systems and they often have a variety of radio communications equipment and expertise that are not available anywhere else. My main task was to interface different applications using Windows 10 for volunteer Amateur Radio activities involving public emergency preparedness, e.g. hurricane preparedness and recovery. I required a serial port emulator I could count on to perform with a minimum of downtime. After testing various software products, Eltima’s Virtual Serial Port Driver appeared to suit me needs the best.

Alex Taylor: How did you get to know about Virtual COM Port Driver?

Ham radio operator: My fellow Amateur Radio operator suggested to try out Eltima Virtual COM Port Driver as the most fitting software for my project. Having carefully studied the description and feedback, I decided to give it a go.

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

Ham radio operator: Yes, the experience was far from satisfactory. I tried other virtual serial port (VSP) software, and found it to be unreliable and poorly supported. I spent more time trying to make the other VSP product work than actually getting the primary job done. I wasted many hours working with an inferior product.

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

Ham radio operator: Other solutions were lacking either in functionality, stability or technical support. VSPD by Eltima Software works every time and is easy to use. It is rock solid and I don’t need to think about it other than at initial configuration. Eltima VSP software stands out by not being yet another problem to solve.

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

Ham radio operator: Virtual Serial Port Driver worked just as desired when first installed. I was able to connect the software applications required to get the primary job done. No mess, no fuss…it just works like it should. This is a sign of great product engineering and implementation.

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

Ham radio operator: Yes, very much so.  They are responsive and helpful.

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

Ham radio operator: Your prices are high, but I want what works for my application.

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

Ham radio operator: Yes. Eltima Virtual Serial Port Driver is easy to install and configure. It is accepted by my anti-malware programs and works perfectly with Windows 10.  This is what I hoped would happen and I greatly appreciate Eltima’s VSPD delivering a solid and predictable performance.

Learn more about Virtual Serial Port Driver

Download now!

 

USB Network Gate – extremely reliable with a superb support!

Alex Taylor in business software,Case Studies,Remote access,System Utilities,Uncategorized
21 Jun 2018, 13:14

Beijing Zhongshui Information NetworkGood day everyone!

Today we would like to tell about another user experience generously shared with us by Johnny Leung of Beijing Zhongshui Information Network Co., Ltd., who describes how USB Nework Gate helped him to overcome challenges his company encountered.

Company industry: Information Technology and Services

Beijing Zhongshui Information Network Co., Ltd. is a technology company serving taxpayers and provide the agent tax declaration, the agent tax consultation. They conduct technical support and data analysis for Tax bureau through TCIS (Tax Core Information System).

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

Johnny Leung: Our company particularly specializes on foreign trade of electricity sales, electronic transformation.

Our technical department needed some documents to be transformed into an electronic form, and use Ukey appraisal authority and some storage areas. Based on this requirement, I decided to design a hardware motherboard in our company’s machine room, which can be connected to 50 Ukey stores and 50 stores on another motherboard, and provide remote access to them. So, I was looking for a software that would allow them access these Ukeys remotely over the network.

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

Johnny Leung: Simply “googled” the keywords for “usb2lan”, “usb2ip”, “usb redirection”.

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

Johnny Leung: I have tried USB over Network, USB/IP Project, etc. About 20 related software in total.

Finally, we decided to use USB Network Gate mainly because of a great technical support and excellent before and after sales consultations. You did a good job of incorporating the software as easy as possible, we believe that the cooperation with you is the very right choice.

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

Johnny Leung: There are a number of reasons for that:

  1. Excellent technical support!
  2. Simple demo access.
  3. Reliable performance.

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

Johnny Leung: Thanks to USB Network Gate we improved the overall efficiency of the company and reduced the operating costs.

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

Johnny Leung: 90% satisfied, 10% dissatisfied, because the Linux for ARM Java API is
not very user-friendly at first sight.

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

Johnny Leung: To say the truth, I consider them rather high. However, in terms of service attitude and technical support, it’s definitely worth it.

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

Johnny Leung: Yes, without any doubts!

Learn more about USB Network Gate

Download now!