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What remote connection method to use

Pretty easy one here guys (at least in my opinion), I just have a lack of experience in this realm.

The scenario:  One of our clients has an employee leaving in a few days on maternity leave and wants her to work from home.  If it were just a remote connection to her computer within the client's network it would be easy.  The part that complicates things a little bit is that she does transcription and has a USB connected pedal that helps with the transcriptioning.  We need to be able to take that pedal home and hook it to her laptop and then connect from there to her work computer and perform her duties as normal.

Any suggestions?
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where is the application that uses the pedal rdp can use local resources
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Its $75; but, this product claims to work on XP through 7 and they have a free trial: http://www.incentivespro.com/usb-redirector-rdp.html
Agreed that nothing remote is going to be fast enough for someone who needs a pedal to go faster. It's gotta be run locally with a VPN or shared drive or something to get those files where they belong.
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Thanks for the start guys, I'll look into what everyone said and get back to you.
In the end the software that this client uses can be installed on a laptop.  The most difficult matter would be getting the files that need transcribed (not transcription as I indicated in my original post) to her computer which we will do through some sort of Dropbox type solution.  Thanks for getting me on the right path fellow experts!
Welcome. SkyDrive/i-Cloud/lots of others are available for specifically this task.

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Hey Rob, how are things with you? Any closer to retiring?  :)
Great Keith and you?  Hope to retire in 2048 when I am 92.  At least that is when I figure I can afford it :-)
lol - yep, fine thanks. I know the feeling, I retire in 2020 and quite looking forward to it now.