Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Generic USB devices

HDX technology provides optimized support for most popular USB devices. These devices include:

  • Monitors
  • Mice
  • Keyboards
  • Voice over Internet Protocol phones
  • Headsets
  • Webcams
  • Scanners
  • Cameras
  • Printers
  • Drives
  • Smart card readers
  • Drawing tablets
  • Signature pads

Optimized support offers an improved user experience with better performance and bandwidth efficiency over a WAN. Optimized support is usually the best option, especially in high latency or security-sensitive environments.

HDX technology provides generic USB redirection for specialty devices that don’t have optimized support or where it is unsuitable. For more information about generic USB redirection, see Generic USB redirection.

For more information about USB devices and Citrix Workspace app for Windows, see Configuring composite USB device redirection and Configuring USB support.

Generic USB devices

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