Can I Use a USB Scale on my Workstation with Starship Running on a Terminal Server?

Q - My organization utilizes remote desktops exclusively. All of our users run their applications on a terminal server.  This includes Elliott Business Software and the integrated shipping manifest software Starship. One difficulty we are encountering is how to connect the Starship that runs through the remote desktop on the terminal server with the scale that connects to my local workstation USB port.  I know we can redirect printing to local desktop printer. How do I redirect devices that connect to the USB port on my workstation? Can I use a USB scale on my workstation with Starship?

A - Yes, but you will need a product like USB Redirector per V Technologies' (the company that's behind the Starship product) recommendation.  You can find more information about this product at the following URL:

          http://www.incentivespro.com/usb-redirector.html

This is a software solution that will create a virtual link from the USB on the server to the physical USB port on the workstation. This is not an endorsement from Netcellent on this product. We are simply providing information that may help you. You are encouraged to do your own research to determine if this is the best solution for you.

The alternative is to get a scale with a serial interface.  Generally speaking, you can re-direct serial interface (COM Port) traffic through remote desktops without much difficulty.

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