February 6, 2007

Perle Systems Releases Device Plug-ins

Customer installable device Plug-ins for IOLAN guarantee serial to Ethernet connectivity where other solutions fail

NASHVILLE, TN—February 6,  2007 — Perle Systems announced today the release of customer installable device Plug-ins for their best selling IOLAN Device Servers.

In most cases, connecting devices with serial COM ports to an Ethernet network using device server technology is straightforward.  Equipment should operate in conjunction with desired applications exactly as they did when directly connected to the application server. However, due to the nature of Ethernet, problems can arise if the equipment or application is particularly sensitive to latency, timing sequences or inter-character grouping. In these cases, the device server must provide special data handling. Therefore, Perle will match customers with an existing Plug-in or tailor one for them to meet their specific requirement. Perle maintains a growing library of Plug-ins that solves virtually all problematic connectivity challenges.

“This initiative adds to the seamless connectivity that Perle provides,” states Julie McDaniel, Vice President of Marketing at Perle Systems. She adds “There has been a long standing mandate for Perle to provide transparent connectivity thereby paving the way for more reliable serial to Ethernet solutions. The inventiveness of a customer installable Device Plug-in upholds our position as the leader in serial connectivity.”

Other device server vendors have attempted to solve intricate connectivity challenges by having the user either rewrite portions of their application or write new code using software development kits (SDKs). However, with its innovative ACE™ technology (Adaptive Communication Engine), Perle IOLAN Device Servers utilize the customer installable device Plug-ins to successfully network devices where other solutions have failed. This saves the user valuable time and resources.

For more information about the Device Plug-in click here.
For more information about the IOLAN products line click here.
For more information about serial to Ethernet solutions click here.

About Perle Systems www.perle.com
Perle Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured serial to Ethernet 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, Ethernet I/O and Serial 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 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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