You can specify a family when you are creating USB filtering rules for View Client or View Agent.

USB Device Families

Device Family Name

Description

audio

Any audio-input or audio-output device.

audio-in

Audio-input devices such as microphones.

audio-out

Audio-output devices such as loudspeakers and headphones.

bluetooth

Bluetooth-connected devices.

comm

Communications devices such as modems and wired networking adapters.

hid

Human interface devices excluding keyboards and pointing devices.

hid-bootable

Human interface devices that are available at boot time excluding keyboards and pointing devices.

imaging

Imaging devices such as scanners.

keyboard

Keyboard device.

mouse

Pointing device such as a mouse.

other

Family not specified.

pda

Personal digital assistants.

physical

Force feedback devices such as force feedback joysticks.

printer

Printing devices.

security

Security devices such as fingerprint readers.

smart-card

Smart-card devices.

storage

Mass storage devices such as flash drives and external hard disk drives.

unknown

Family not known.

vendor

Devices with vendor-specific functions.

video

Video-input devices.

wireless

Wireless networking adapters.

wusb

Wireless USB devices.

Note

In releases before View 5.1, View Client for Windows read the device family from the device driver that you installed on the client computer. In View 5.1, you do not need to install the device driver on a Windows client computer. View Client reads the device family from the device itself, and not from the device driver. The firmware on a USB device usually defines the family of the device that describes its intended functionality, although not all devices specify the correct value for the family.

Linux-based thin clients have always read the device family from the device itself.