USB server is a hardware that allows accessing various USB devices (mostly printers or scanners) plugged in this server from many computers on the network. It spares you of plugging and unplugging the devices in each computer you want to use them on.

USB server usage:

Usually USB server is connected to the network via standard port and features one or more USB ports. Printers and scanners connected to server become available for remote machines over the local network. USB servers may include special software for setup and adjustment and have their web interface for management.

Did you know?

You can easily turn your computer into USB server with USB Network Gate software solution. You won't need any additional hardware for that.