USB is also used in both consumer as in professional areas for transmitting over short/medium distances uncompressed 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



•Very low latency

•No compression, no conversion

•Easy to find and buy 

High bandwidth (see next slide)


•By Spec maximum length of 5 meters for 2.0 and 3 meters for 3.0/3.1 (but more length achieved with active USB cables or extenders)

•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 drivers issues

Different USB connectors, USB versions and bandwidths supported :

Source:   Wikipedia (