USB is used in both consumer as in professional areas for transmitting over short distances compressed video data and digital audio data (even power and UVC control if supported/required) from an USB-compliant source device, such as a PTZ camera, to many other USB devices like PCs, USB extender, USB hub, etc.


USB is mainly used in Video Conferencing, Webcast, Education, Corporate, etc



PROS

•Price

•Very low latency

•Easy to find and buy 

High bandwidth (see below)


CONS

•By Spec maximum length of 5 meters for 2.0 and 3 meters for 3.0/3.1 (but more length can be achieved if you use our UEX150 with CAT6A SFTP cabling to extend USB2.0 signal distances, not designed for USB3.0)

•Impossible to repair onsite or to terminate at a desired length

•Possible confusion on the bandwith supported between the different USB cable versions

•USB3.0 can sometimes lead to some issues (drivers,..)


Different USB connectors, USB versions and bandwidths supported :

Source:   Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB)




* One possible interesting article to go through:  USB - Tiers and system design