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6 mind-numbing reasons how offline backups will save your backside when ransomware happens

Post date: 1 month 1 week ago
United States Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo recently announced that ransomware attacks "are here to stay."  Yeah, we know. That's why we've told anyone who will listen that organizations need offline backups of their systems and data using a superior, industrial, and programmable USB hub. ...

Can an Acroname hub create a data-only USB connection to a phone?

Post date: 2 months 3 days ago
A primary feature of Acroname hubs is the ability to turn a USB port on and off. Looking more closely, Acroname hubs also have the more granular ability to disable power/VBUS on a given port, independently from the USB D+/D- data lines on the same port. The logical thought is that this creates a...

Protecting USB devices from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Post date: 2 months 3 weeks ago
The next-generation circuitry in today’s consumer and industrial electronics is smaller, faster, better. Consumers love the innovations. But test engineers are not as enthusiastic. Because that innovation comes with a striking downside: increased susceptibility to electrostatic discharge. If the...
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Using the Acroname Programmable USB 2x4 hub as a software accessible USB switch between two hosts

Post date: 3 months 5 days ago
Often a simple USB switch with a physical button is used to switch USB devices between two different host computers. In many cases it would be nice to execute the host switch without physically pushing a button on the device. The Acroname Programmable USB 2x4 hub (2x4) allows a user to switch hosts...

AUTO DRIVE: The automation of automotive USB-C mobile device testing

Post date: 3 months 6 days ago
The need for USB-C and power delivery ports in automobiles is speeding up, and the auto industry is adapting to the new demands. As the engineer in charge of testing, you’ll need to up your automated validation testing game.  We live in an on-the-go world, and our devices travel with us in our...

How many Acroname USBHub3+ Hubs can I daisy-chain?

Post date: 3 months 2 weeks ago
Customers often ask how many Acroname USBHub3+ hubs can be daisy-chained. The answer is pretty simple: four. However, getting there requires some understanding of the USB specification and the internal topology of Acroname hubs. Also, by following our suggested configuration, customers can maximize...

Programmatically Checking for Attached Devices

Post date: 3 months 2 weeks ago
Acroname's hubs are a robust hardware solution to many common usb related tasks:  remotely simulating a manual plug-cycle, charging (or not charging) batteries on connected devices, and switching control between two host computers. Accompanying this robust hardware is an equally robust, mature,...

How to Turn On or Off USB Remotely via Software (No Unplugging)

Post date: 5 months 1 day ago
The problem   USB devices often need to be disconnected and reconnected (plug-cycled) or reset. The  reasons for plug-cycling a USB device are as varied as types of USB devices themselves.   In service, the simplest solution to many USB-related problems is to reset the errant host machine or...

USB Host Switching in Conference Rooms

Post date: 7 months 3 days ago
USB Host Switching in Small Conference Rooms   The Problem with Switching Peripherals to BYOD In modern conference rooms, especially those equipped for teleconferencing, USB-based peripherals are commonplace: conference camera, microphones, document camera, keyboard and mouse, just to name a few...

How to create a quote for Acroname products

Post date: 11 months 1 week ago
Thank you for your interest in our products! For customers needing quotes, we encourage the use of our eCommerce site to create exact, customized quotes. To build a quote, please first visit our eCommerce store, and add the products you need to your shopping cart. Then, view your cart by clicking...

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