EtherSync Network Attached USB Device Management for OEMs

Get to market quickly with a pre-certified OEM module for network-attached USB device management.

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The EtherSync OEM module is pre-certified and ready to incorporate into your next network-attached design.

The EtherSync OEM module benefits from design-in support, API, intelligent universal charging and full control/monitoring of USB ports over Gigabit Ethernet.

Applications:

  • Secure mobile device management over Ethernet.
  • USB device sharing and charging over Ethernet.
  • Remote iOS and Android device staging, provisioning, erase and restore.
  • Remote management of mobile devices.
  • Global device management (WAN).
  • Secure, headless connection to mobile devices such as body-worn cameras.
  • Remotely update device content from back-office locations.
  • Applications where a reliance on WiFi is not acceptable (law enforcement, marine, military, healthcare).
  • Digital signage and point of sale terminals.

Benefits & Features:

  • Fast market access with a pre-certified OEM module.
  • Design-in support along with 3D files and drawings.
  • Available in 4 or 8 port variants as well as rack mounted (19” wide, 1U height).
  • Remotely access mobile devices over Gigabit Ethernet LAN/WAN.
  • Secure, headless, device management.
  • Connect legacy equipment to an Ethernet network.
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with internal switch for daisy-chaining additional EtherSync’s.
  • High-current (2.1Amp / 10W) charging for USB devices.
  • Supports SDP, CDP, DCP, BC1.x, SE1, Apple, Samsung, ACA-x, YD/T-1591, RIM etc.
  • Application Programming Interface (API) for control and monitoring of ports. Available for Mac / Windows / Linux (x86/Arm).
  • 8x Downstream USB2.0 ports for devices.
  • Runs Linux, with the option to write customer specific applications for device management.
  • Live Viewer App.
  • Robust client/server software and firmware.
  • 1 Year RTB warranty.

General description:

EtherSync is a global device management product which allows the user to connect 8x USB devices to an Ethernet network and control, and charge, them remotely. EtherSync does not require a computer in order to connect the USB devices to the network which is great for security conscious applications such as banking, retail and law enforcement agencies.

Network Attached USB Device Management Made Easy

Internally, EtherSync runs a version of Linux which handles the 8x USB device connections and routes these as USB over IP to a client application which is installed on a remote computer. This computer can then ‘see’ the 8x USB devices and communicate with them as if they were connected locally to that computer. Other computers can also choose to connect to the remote USB devices as necessary. This is all performed through our client app called EtherSync Connector.

In essence, you can communicate with your USB devices from anywhere in the world whilst EtherSync will also keep the devices battery charged using our universal charging protocol.

The EtherSync OEM Module is supplied pre configured with a MAC address and strong, unique admin password although we offer an intuitive WebMin interface for further configuration of EtherSync features.

Updating the EtherSync firmware is quick and can be performed locally with an SDCard or remotely over the Ethernet network.

The OEM EtherSync Module supports our application programming interface (API) which allows you to automate, monitor and control each port programatically. With the API you can monitor current consumption of each individual port, total connection time, charging time, control the front panel LEDs, turn power on/off to individual ports, emulate different charging profiles, read USB VID/PID and much more.

The API is available as a free download and is updated regularly and is well documented.

We also supply our Live Viewer App which allows you to monitor and control ports using a graphical user interface.

The API consists of a service module or daemon that is loaded on the host computer. The service module is accessed via JSON-RPC calls over a TCP/IP socket. Cambrionix provides sample Python code complete with the necessary JSON library code to be able to make the necessary calls for controlling Cambrionix products that are connected to the host computer.

It is of course possible to access the API from any programming environment that has support for making JSON-RPC calls over a TCP/IP socket.

The API is available as a free download and is well documented and supported by Cambrionix engineers.

We also supply our Live Viewer App which allows you to monitor and control ports using a graphical user interface.

Manual control over the port states can be achieved using either front panel buttons/switches or using our Live Viewer App or our API.

The EtherSync OEM module is available with a low MOQ of 20 units and sample quantities are available for development. Volume discounts are available at 50+ units.

Distributor and reseller minimum order quantities apply, please contact enquiries@cambrionix.com for details.

Technical specifications

Product Safety:

U16S ESD Precautions

*The EtherSync OEM module is supplied as a component part and is static sensitive until assembled into the finished product. Prior to assembly, please ensure that the EtherSync is retained within its static shielded bag and handled only within an ESD safe area*

The EtherSync module is designed to be installed into a final product. The final product will need to be tested to ensure that EMC and safety requirements are met for your target market.

The EtherSync module is a UL Recognised component/module/subsystem (file #E346549).

EMC/FCC pre-scans completed and passed with minimum 10dB headroom for Class-A industrial applications.

All components RoHS Compliant.

The EtherSync OEM module is designed with ESD port-protection, over-voltage protection, over-current protection and over-temperature protection and complies with the latest EN60950 safety requirements for ITE.

Operating Ratings:

  • Operating ambient temperature: 0 to 35 Degrees Celsius.
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing.
  • DC Input: 5.2V / 18A max.
  • or
  • DC Input: 12V / 8A Max.
  • DC Output: 5.2V / 2.1A per USB port.

Packaging Information:

  • Approx PCB Size: 120 x 100 x 20 (L x W x H) mm
  • Approx PCB Weight: 100g (190g boxed weight)
  • Supplied as: Module within static shielded bag and placed within a foam lined cardboard box.

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