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OTG

(1) (On The Go) See USB OTG.

(2) (The OBJECTive Technology Group, Ltd., Alexandria, VA) An organization that was devoted to distributed computing and object technology. Founded in 1994, it augmented the object and Internet standards community and served as an intermediary between them and ISVs and users. The OTG hosted the Object Oriented Technology & Symposium (OOTS) conferences for communications and media, the financial industry and the Federal Government. The functions of this organization were absorbed into the non-profit Interoperability Clearinghouse at www.ichnet.org.



USB OTG

(USB On-The-Go) An enhancement to the Universal Serial Bus (USB) that enables portable devices to be cabled directly together (no computer required). OTG devices operate in "dual-role" mode and can be identified as either a host or a peripheral. When cabled to each other, an automatic negotiation makes one the host and the other a peripheral. Fully compliant as of USB 2.0, OTG devices began to ship in 2002.




Connected Via USB OTG
Used to detect objects behind walls, this Walabot 3D scanner (bottom) acts like a peripheral device to an Android smartphone. The Walabot app operates the scanner, which gets its power from the phone. Android phones use the standard 5-pin Micro USB connection, while OTG devices with 10 pin jacks accept Micro USB 3.0 plugs (see Micro USB). For OTG devices that connect to Apple products, Lightning-to-Micro USB adapters are available.






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