You can use keyboards, displays, microphones, and other external devices with remote desktops and published applications. Keyboards and MonitorsYou can use multiple monitors and all types of keyboards with a remote desktop. Certain settings ensure the best possible user experience. Printing from a Remote DesktopYou can print from a remote desktop to a local or network printer. The VMware Integrated Printing feature allows you to print to a local or network printer without having to install additional printer drivers in the remote desktop. The USB redirection feature provides another way to print from a remote desktop to a USB printer to the local client computer. Use USB Redirection to Connect USB DevicesWith the USB redirection feature, you can use locally attached USB devices, such as thumb flash drives, in a remote desktop or published application. Using Serial Port RedirectionWith serial port redirection, you can redirect locally connected serial (/dev/ttyS) ports, such as built-in RS232 ports and USB-to-serial adapters. Devices such as printers, bar code readers, and other serial devices can be connected to these ports and used in virtual desktops and RDS-hosted desktops. Using Scanners With the scanner redirection feature, you can scan information into remote desktops with scanners that are connected to the local client system. You can control scanner settings by selecting options in the remote desktop interface. This feature redirects scanning data with a significantly lower bandwidth than can be achieved by using USB redirection. Using the Real-Time Audio-Video Feature for Webcams and MicrophonesWith the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, you can use the local client system's webcam or microphone in a remote desktop or published application. Real-Time Audio-Video is compatible with standard conferencing applications and browser-based video applications. It supports standard webcams, audio USB devices, and analog audio input. Improve Mouse Performance in a Remote DesktopIf you use the VMware Blast display protocol or the PCoIP display protocol when using 3D applications in a remote desktop, mouse performance improves when you enable the relative mouse feature.