FlexiHub vs. Remote Desktop Services

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FlexiHub
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Software as a service for accessing USB devices connected to remote computers over the Internet FlexiHub enables users to set up a USB over network connection so they can link remotely-located computers with USB peripherals attached to a local machine. Users can share USB devices over Ethernet and connect them in real-time no matter if they are down the hall, across the city, or on the other side of the world. FlexiHub is a software as a service for redirecting all types of…N/A
Remote Desktop Services
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Remote Desktop Services from Microsoft is virtual desktop and remote user session technology.N/A
Pricing
FlexiHubRemote Desktop Services
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FlexiHubRemote Desktop Services
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
FlexiHubRemote Desktop Services
Top Pros
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Features
FlexiHubRemote Desktop Services
Internet of Things
Comparison of Internet of Things features of Product A and Product B
FlexiHub
10.0
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Remote Desktop Services
-
Ratings
IoT Device Management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
IoT Data Management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
FlexiHub
-
Ratings
Remote Desktop Services
8.9
3 Ratings
8% above category average
Screen sharing00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
File transfer00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Remote management of servers & workstations00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Remote Active Directory® management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Centralized management dashboard00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Session record00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Monitoring and Alerts00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
FlexiHubRemote Desktop Services
Small Businesses
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Score 8.0 out of 10
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Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies

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mRemoteNG
mRemoteNG
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
AWS IoT Core
AWS IoT Core
Score 8.0 out of 10
BeyondTrust Privileged Remote Access
BeyondTrust Privileged Remote Access
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
FlexiHubRemote Desktop Services
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.3
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
FlexiHubRemote Desktop Services
Likelihood to Recommend
Electronic Team, Inc.
We’ve put FlexiHub through its paces to see if it’s any good for remote vehicle health checks. We tried the app out with a handful of USB devices for car diagnostics and so far, everything is going smoothly. We also worked to develop an iOS app for remote diagnostics. Our testers from another office easily connected over the Internet thanks to FlexiHub. FlexiHub works perfectly in UDP connections, and needs an Internet connection. But there is no opportunity to work over LAN. This can be an issue.
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Microsoft
Remote Desktop services are well suited for people looking to connect to Local computers/Servers after connecting to VPN or Local Area Network. It is easy to use and performs superbly without any issues. However, it does not have support for connecting to Non-Windows-based Devices and Applications like Teamviewer beat RDP when it comes to connecting to machines outside one's network.
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Pros
Electronic Team, Inc.
  • User-Friendly Interface
  • Efficient Troubleshooting
  • Flexible Connectivity Options
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Microsoft
  • When you connect with RDS, everything looks and feels (and is) exactly like you're sitting at that desktop. This is great for us and for users.
  • You can sign in with RDS and the desktop will be the same as when you left it (if you choose to set it up that way).
  • Although they take some setup, RemoteApps are a very handy way to let users access a program without requiring them to actually connect to a remote desktop on the server.
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Cons
Electronic Team, Inc.
  • Stable connections, but some devices are not recognized correctly
  • Pricing is too high
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Microsoft
  • Remote Desktop Services currently does not support multiple monitors on the terminal server. Unlike other applications such as Teamviewer, there's no feature to toggle between multiple screens even if they were connected to the terminal server.
  • Remote Desktop Services should provide an option to scale up or down the screen size after a connection is established. Currently you can only adjust the screen size prior to a connection is established. So you'll have to take a best guess at what display screen resolution will fit best on your screen.
  • Remote Desktop Services should offer some kind of menu to send special key strokes like Ctrl+Alt+Del to the terminal server. Currently the substitute for that particular combination is Ctrl+Alt+End. But I have yet to discover a replacement for other combination keystrokes such as Alt+PrintScrn.
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Usability
Electronic Team, Inc.
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Microsoft
The initial setup for Remote Desktop Services is complex, and licensing is costly. Each user connects to their virtual desktop hosted by a single server or group of servers, so a change or issue with servers quickly impacts every single user at the same time. Aside from that, users appreciate seeing their same personal desktop from any device or geographical location.
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Performance
Electronic Team, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
There are some third party tools available that allow you to manage multiple connections.
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Support Rating
Electronic Team, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
As with any Microsoft Server product, support for Remote Desktop Services requires a paid support package. These are license-based and very costly, on top of the already costly product licensing. Microsoft's licensing is complicated to begin with, so setting up licensing alone essentially requires a licensing expert's counsel. There is community documentation and support available on Microsoft websites, as well as community websites.
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Alternatives Considered
Electronic Team, Inc.
I made the switch to FlexiHub because I found it to be more reliable and user-friendly for my specific needs. FlexiHub offers a more seamless experience when it comes to remotely accessing and managing USB devices, with fewer connectivity issues compared to the other products I was using. also TeamViewer's pricing structure didn't align well with my needs. FlexiHub's subscription plans offered a better fit for my usage.
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Microsoft
We selected Remote Desktop Services based upon price alone. Other solutions on the market are significantly more expensive, but if your company can foot the bill you should seriously consider products that have been on the market for longer. The lack of an ability to easily upgrade farm servers has been a challenge for us - although it is still faster than updating an application on 2000+ machines. The lack of a centralized management console in 2008 R2 is also challenging, but you get by with the tools available to you. If you don't have the money to spend on Citrix or VMWare Horizon, Remote Desktop Services is a decent replacement.
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Return on Investment
Electronic Team, Inc.
  • We have increased our productivity due to the ability of remote access
  • Developed and tested the app with remote USB access
  • We can work with our freelance and remote testers; all we need is an Internet connection
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Microsoft
  • Allowed remote users access from home
  • Shared file access for multipolar users from a centralized location
  • Cost to add additional users when maxed out
  • Purchase multiple licenses for programs to run in virtual machines. Or unable to run on a virtual machine
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