How to send inbound USB data to two computers
Posted on 2016-08-04
The user has a Symbol LS3578 bluetooth scanner, which is paired to a dock, and when he scans a barcode, the data is sent from the dock to the PC via USB cable. That works great. I think the PC sees the dock or the scanner as a HID keyboard, but note that we never have to install drivers. Win7 apparently just "sees" the device and understands how to handle it.
But now he is adding a second PC with a separate app, and that app needs the same barcode data--without him having to scan twice and flip a USB switch, etc. I'm trying to find something like a USB Y splitter that will allow that inbound data from dock to PC to go to BOTH PCs simultaneously. So far I can't find anything like this. Is there any such thing available? Or is what I need to do even possible? TIA