April 13, 2012

Linux Kernel 3.x Support for all Perle Serial and Parallel Cards

Perle 3.8.2 Serial Card and Parallel Card driver supports Linux Kernel 3.x

SPEED2 LE - PCI Serial Dual Port

NASHVILLE, TN—April 13th, 2012 Perle Systems, a global provider of advanced serial to Ethernet and secure device networking solutions announced today Linux Kernel 3.x support for the full range of SPEED and UltraPort Serial Cards and SPEED Parallel cards. All drivers can be downloaded from Perle’s website.

“This Linux Kernel 3.x support further solidifies our leadership position in the serial solutions marketplace. Perle Serial and Parallel Cards support the broadest range of operating systems available.” comments Julie McDaniel, Vice President Marketing for Perle Systems.

Perle Serial and Parallel Cards enable you to easily add RS232, RS422, RS485 serial or parallel ports to your PC or server. Compatible with PCI, PCI-X or PCI Express bus slots, Perle cards are the only products that support all major operating systems including Windows, Vista, Linux, Solaris, SPARC as well as SCO.

Learn more about Perle Systems’ Serial Cards.
Learn about Perle Systems’ Parallel Cards.
Download Perle Drivers.

New features of Linux Kernel 3.0 include: Btrfs data scrubbing and automatic defragmentation, XEN Dom0 support, unprivileged ICMP_ECHO, wake on WLAN, Berkeley Packet Filter JIT filtering, a memcached-like system for the page cache, a sendmmsg() syscall that batches sendmsg() calls and setns(), a syscall that allows better handling of light virtualization systems such as containers. New hardware support has been added: for example, Microsoft Kinect, AMD Llano Fusion APUs, Intel iwlwifi 105 and 135, Intel C600 serial-attached-scsi controller, Ralink RT5370 USB, several Realtek RTL81xx devices or the Apple iSight webcam. Many other drivers and small improvements have been added. *source - http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_3.0

About Perle Systems www.perle.com
Perle Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured connectivity and device networking products. These products are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines include Console Servers for Data Center Management, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Remote Power Switches, Media Converters, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards and Multimodem Cards. Perle distinguishes itself through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices in 9 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.