Elfiq Networks' unique use of USB ports on its Link Balancer products enable the use of USB flash keys to manage a unit which may not be accessible by IT personnel.
On a USB flash key, the Elfiq unit's updated configuration may be stored so at the next unit reboot, the inserted USB key's configuration will be used by the Elfiq Link Balancer to self-configure without the assistance of IT personnel. The USB flash key may also be used for updating the unit's firmware.
The USB Configuration feature is a cost-savings and problem resolution method which can significantly reduce downtime. A simple way to distribute the configuration file is to email it to a person on-site where the balancer is located and guide that person to perform the update.