August 14, 2007

Perle Introduces Innovative TrueSerial® Technology
on its Serial to Ethernet IOLAN Products

TrueSerial® is an advanced approach that delivers the most authentic serial connection across an Ethernet network.

NASHVILLE, TN—August 14, 2007—Perle Systems today announced the release of Perle’s TrueSerial® technology, which allows software applications and devices to seamlessly communicate across a network as if connected via a serial cable.

Historically, serial based software applications and devices were implemented around a simple direct cable connection. Designers developed character oriented protocols for these legacy systems that were completely suitable for this type of communication scheme.

However, now that companies have begun replacing their direct serial cable connections with a modern Ethernet infrastructure using serial RS232 to Ethernet converter products, some experience difficulties in making this networked connection behave as it did when directly connected.

Al Davies, Director of Product Marketing for Perle Systems believes the Perle IOLAN serial to Ethernet product line with TrueSerial® technology now provides a solution to this problem. “With our TrueSerial® technology built-in throughout the IOLAN product line,  Perle customers can rest assured that essentially any device with a serial COM port will operate in conjunction with their desired application, exactly as it did when it was directly connected,” said Mr. Davies, “ This is an especially useful technology for M2M scenarios and will definitely work where other applications have failed.”

Perle's IOLAN range of Console Servers, Devices Servers and Terminal Servers feature the broadest range of authentication methods and encryption technologies along with built-in support for IPv6. Models are available from 1-48 ports and TrueSerial® technology comes standard across the board. For more information on Perle’s innovative TrueSerial® technology click here.

About Perle Systems www.perle.com
Perle Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured 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 terminal servers, device servers, console servers, serial cards, USB to serial adapters and remote access products. 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 and representative offices in 11 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.

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