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Nodegrid USB

Nodegrid USB

Mobility Labs, Meet Your Champion

Mobility labs are a mess. Usually they consist of different types of USB hubs and power bricks in combination with a storage and server solution. It isn’t pretty, but it’s what these labs need – Power to devices, servers for network access and config, storage for logging and metrics. These builds are inefficient and expensive…

Nodegrid USB unifies the stack.

Nodegrid USB


Nodegrid USB provides up to 96 fully and continuously powered USB Type C Ports in a 2U form factor. Power devices throughout the development cycle without worrying about device draw and charge speed.

Additional servers are no longer necessary as Nodegrid USB Server has all the compute capabilities, secure access and control functionality of our Nodegrid products. Avoid the need for a NAS storage solution with Nodegrid USB’s built in storage. Nodegrid USB combines server, storage and power capabilities all in a powerful, high-density, clusterable 2U 96 port USB Type C appliance.

Save money, simplify configuration and management, and cut device overhead and wasted U space with Nodegrid USB.


  • Power, Access & Control of USB Devices – Control all of your mobile test devices from one source. Nodegrid USB provides continuous power and data to all USB Type C Ports, keeping your devices charged and connected throughout the testing process.
  • Save Precious Rack Space – Eliminate the need for complicated mishmash solutions.
  • Save U space – Get rid of all those USB hubs, and power bricks.
  • Configurable for Your Needs – Available in 24, 48, 72 and 96 USB Port Configurations
  • USB Type C Ports – Fast data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps
  • Multiple USB Specifications
  • Supported
    Multiple Power Profiles on USB Ports
  • Built-in-Storage
  • Customizable
    • Linux OS
    • SDK Available


Nodegrid USB - Mobility Lab Consolidation

Nodegrid Clustering

Nodegrid USB - Clustering


Hardware Specifications
CPU Intel Quad-Core
Memory 16 GB of DDR4 ECC RAM (Upgradable)
Storage mSATA SSD for OS
Additional SSD/SATA Slots
Interfaces 96 ports USB type C
2 SFP+ 1/2.5/10Gb compatible
1 RS-232 serial console port on RJ45
2 USB 2.0 Hosts on Type A connector
1 HDMI output port
Warranty 2 Years
Software Specifications
Port Access Direct access by port name, TCP port, device name and IPv4/IPv6 address
High performance port login: <1 sec on SSH, <3 sec on Telnet
1,000+ simultaneous sessions
Port sharing
Command line interface (CLI)
Port custom field support, port icon configuration, port search
Device clustering across multiple Nodegrid units
DeviceURL™ instant bookmarks, FireTrail™ secure tunnels
Break-over SSH support
Power Management integration within serial session
System Management Extensible automated control based on actionable data,
Web GUI management, command line interface (CLI), Linux root shell
IPv4 and IPv6 dual stack with IP forwarding support, Multi Routing Protocol, DHCP (client/server), Network Failover and Network Bonding (back-up & round-robin)
Additional Network Failover to 4G/LTE cellular modem via USB
Wi-Fi hotspot (server by default or client)
Fine Grain with multiple and customizable user levels of access
Auto-discovery of devices via network scan
Auto-discovery of attached serial devices (hostname discovery)
Custom field support
Search for any device information, including custom fields, to quickly access your device
Geo Map coordinates
NTP support, global time zone support
Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) for configuration and firmware updates
Vendor-neutral hyper-converged console management solution
HTML5 viewer (serial console, embedded KVM via IPMI and KVM) – no Java.
Support for Docker application integration
Monitoring capability via SNMP, IPMI and SSH with custom support
Orchestration Integration: Puppet, Chef and Nodegrid Manager
Access Protocols HTTPS, SSHv1 and SSHv2, optional HTTP and Telnet
Device View Options Tree, Table, Geo Map, Node and WEB with NodeIQ™ natural language search
Managed Power Devices – Out of Band Cyclades/Avocent, Legrand/Raritan, ServerTech, Emerson/Liebert, APC/Schneider
Security X.509 SSH certificate support, 4096-bit encryption keys
Selectable Cryptographic protocols for SSH and HTTPS (TLSv1.2, TLSv1.1, TLSv1)
Cypher suite levels: high, medium, low, custom
Local, AD/LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS+, Kerberos authentication
Local, backup-user authentication support
Group/role-based authorization: AD/LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS+
Port access, power access, appliance privilege
Firewall via IP packet and security filtering
User-access lists per port
SSL VPN – Client and Server
IPsec with support for multi sites
System configuration checksum™
System event syslog
Configurable IP forwarding support
Custom security with secure default settings
Strong password enforcement
Event Destination Email, syslog, local
Alert Notifications Syslog, email
Buzzer for audible alarms. Alarm will sound if one of the power
Software Delivery Format Installed out-of-box
Downloadable upgrades with support for PXE boot, network upgrade, ZTP upgrades
Operating System Built-in 64-bit Linux kernel 4.x and Yocto-based CustomKit™ SDK
Infrastructure Specifications
Power Hot Swappable and Redundant PSU
Physical Mounting rails with front mounting brackets
Size (L x W x H): 616 x 431 x 88 mm (24.28 x 16.97 x 3.5 in), 2U
Weight: 16.8 kg (37 lb), depending on options
Shipping weight: 22.7 kg (50 lb)
Shipping (L x W x H): 700 x 440 x 210 mm (27.6 x 17.3 x 8.3 in)
Environmental Operation: 0 to 50° C (32 to 122° F), 20-90% RH, non-cond.
Storage: -20 to 67° C (-4 to 153° F), 10-90% RH, non-cond.
Hot Swappable FANs (Front-to-Back or Back-to-Front) with Thermal control
Supported Browsers Chrome
Internet Explorer

Ordering Information

SKU Description
NGU-C24-M1X 24 Port Nodegrid USB with 1 PSU
NGU-C48-M1X 48 Port Nodegrid USB with 1 PSU
NGU-C72-M1X 72 Port Nodegrid USB with 2 PSU
NGU-C96-M1X 96 Port Nodegrid USB with 2 PSU

Replace ‘X’ with Fan Configuration:
F – Front to Back Orientation
B – Back to Front Orientation


SKU Description
NGU-PSU Hot Swappable Redundant Power Supply
NGU-EC8 8 Port USB Type C Expansion
NGU-F2B Front-to-Back Fan
NGU-B2F Back-to-Front Fan