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How Having a USB Port on a Rack PDU Is both Unremarkable and Extraordinary

Michael Bord
July 23, 2014

USB Tool Box

Every Raritan intelligent rack PDU comes equipped with USB ports that allow users to perform a variety of amazing tasks. But, for some reason, USB ports don’t fill most people with much excitement. The USB port has become the technology analog to vanilla, or at the very least to claiming that a ‘thing’ is vanilla: bland, commonplace, and ordinary. It was developed back in 1994 by a computing giant's roster that included: Compaq, Dell, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft; all of whom had the goal of providing an easier way to connect external devices to personal computers.