Home  >  Products   >  USB   >  USB Over IP   >  AnywhereUSB


Network-attached USB hubs

  • Access and monitor USB and serial devices over TCP/IP network
  • Works with existing POS or other application software
  • Excellent in virtualized environments such as VMware®
  • Creates systems redundancy and increases security
  • Simplifies operations and reduces IT support
  • Product datasheet

AnywhereUSB products are network-attached USB hubs that connect USB peripheral devices to a PC over a Local Area Network. The AnywhereUSB TS model also adds four RS-232 serial ports, enabling the mixing of USB and serial ports over the same network connection. Relocating the host PC to a remote location translates to smaller workstations, enabling deployment without a local PC in kiosks, ATMs, restaurant kitchens, manufacturing lines or any hostile or non-secure area where having a local PC is not practical.

AnywhereUSB is a network-attached USB hub. Combining Digi’s patented RealPort® USB and RealPort® COM port redirector technologies, AnywhereUSB connects USB and serial devices anywhere on a wired or wireless LAN, while eliminating the need for locally-attached host PCs. Relocating the host PC to a remote location translates to smaller workstations, enabling deployment without a local PC in kiosks, ATMs, restaurant kitchens, manufacturing lines or any hostile or non-secure area where having a local PC is not practical.

AnywhereUSB/2, AnywhereUSB/5 and AnywhereUSB TS provide two, five and four USB ports respectively, which deliver the same Plug and Play user experience as onboard USB ports. AnywhereUSB TS also adds four RS-232 serial ports with the same transparency. Software drivers are loaded onto a host PC or server, enabling remote devices to communicate with the host, without changing existing application software. Peripheral devices can be centrally managed and monitored from a remote server or PC via an IP address.

AnywhereUSB is compatible with bulk or interrupt type USB devices such as bar-code scanners, printers, fingerprint scanners, mice, pole displays, card readers, flash drives, security keys, and more. It is an excellent solution for networked USB or serial devices in VMware and Microsoft virtualized environments. Watchport/V3 USB camera (click here to see a live video feed), Watchport® sensors and Edgeport® USB-to-serial converters are also fully compatible with AnywhereUSB.

Read more

14-Port Model North America: International:  
AnywhereUSB/14 with Multi-Host Connections
View details
Service agreement
Contact Us
2-Port Model North America: International:  
View details
Service agreement
Contact Us
5-Port Model North America: International:  
AnywhereUSB/5 Gen 2
View details
Service agreement
Contact Us
AnywhereUSB/5 with Multi-Host Connections
View details
Service agreement
Contact Us
TS Model North America: International:  
AnywhereUSB TS - 4 serial and 4 USB ports
View details
Service agreement
Contact Us
Specifications AnywhereUSB®/2 AnywhereUSB®/5 AnywhereUSB®/5M AnywhereUSB®/TS AnywhereUSB®/14
10/100Base-T Ethernet 1 RJ-45 2 RJ-45
USB 2 5 4 14
Serial N/A 4 RS-232 RJ-45 1 RS-232 DB9
IP Address 1 static (fixed) address per unit
LEDs System and Port status
Power Supply AnywhereUSB/2, AnywhereUSB/5 Gen 2, AnywhereUSB TS: Ships with 120-240VAC 50-60 Hz at 5VDC@ 3 amps max w/ locking barrel AnywhereUSB/5 Gen 1: Ships with 100-240VAC 50-60 Hz at 5VDC @ 3 amps max 50-60Hz @ 8 Amps max Includes 2 120-230VAC 50-60 Hz @8 amps max
Management CLI and AnywhereUSB web configuration tool (excluding AnywhereUSB/5 Gen 1)
Other Shared Features Remote configuration utility; Multiple units supported per server; Field-upgradable software and firmware; Patented RealPort (serial over IP) and RealPort USB (USB over IP)
Serial Data Rates N/A Up to 230 Kbps per port
USB Downstream Power 500 mA per USB device
USB Compatibility USB 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 (USB 2.0 devices operate at 1.1 speed)
Note: USB storage devices and USB modems are not supported. Digi’s Edgeport/1 USB-to-serial converter may be used to connect a serial modem.
Operating Systems Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2003, Windows® XP, Windows XP Embedded
Multi-Host Connections N/A Yes N/A Yes
(L x W x H)
2.38 in x 3.9 in x 1.0 in
(6.04 cm x 10.0 cm
x 2.54 cm)
4.35 in x 7.20 in x 1.03 in
(11.05 cm x 18.29 cm 2.61 cm)
4.97 in x 17.00 in x 1.74 in
(12.62 cm x 43.18 cm x 4.42 cm), Rack mountable 1U
Weight 5.0 oz (141.8 g) 10.0 oz (283.5 g) 40 oz (1134 g)
Operating Temperature 32º F to 140º F (0º C to 60º C) 32° F to 131° F
(0° C to 55° C)
Storage Temperature -40° F to +185° F (-40° C to +85° C)
Relative Humidity 0% to 95% (non-condensing)
Network and Device Recommendations
Network Type 10/100 Mb switched Ethernet Dual 10/100 Mb switched Ethernet
USB Device Types Compatible with bulk or interrupt type USB devices; Isochronous devices not supported
Regulatory Approvals
Safety UL 1950/CSA 2.2 No. 950, EN60950, IEC-950
Emissions/Immunity CE, FCC Part 15 (Class B), EN55022, EN55024

AnywhereUSB/5, AnywhereUSB/5M  - Front

AnywhereUSB/5, AnywhereUSB/5M - Back

AnywhereUSB/2 - Front

AnywhereUSB/2 - Back

AnywhereUSB TS - Front

AnywhereUSB TS - Back

AnywhereUSB/14 - Front

AnywhereUSB/14 - Back

Contact a Digi expert and get started today! CONTACT US

Desktop Site