Perle Systems Case Study
Perle RIO - Remote I/O Serial Connectivity Solution
Perle RIO Surmounts Education Barriers in China - Higher education is a top priority in China. And the Compaq-Tsinghua training center, located at Tsinghua University in Beijing, provides impressive proof of this commitment. The training center has at its disposal over US$1 million of computer hardware, including over 100 Compaq PCs, used for seminars as well as "hands on" training for both business and student participants.
Providing data and applications distribution at up to 115.2 Kbps for the multi-user UNIX systems are Perle RIO intelligent I/O controllers featuring our advanced and unique transputer technology, which ensures fast, failsafe operation and allows up to 512 users - terminals, PCs, printers, faxes, modems - to share a single server via cable-linked, 8-port remote terminal adapters.
Tsinghua University is one of Beijing's largest educational establishment and the training center is a farsighted example of international collaboration: All the hardware and software systems were donated by the leading participants - Compaq Asia and Perle.