January 20, 2015

Perle PCI Cards are certified for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Digitally signed 32-bit and 64-bit drivers are now available for Perle PCI Serial Cards, Parallel Cards and Multimodem Cards

NASHVILLE, TN—January 20, 2015 —Perle Systems, the global developer and manufacturer of serial connectivity solutions announces Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 certification for PCI Serial Cards, Parallel Cards and Multi modem Cards. The digitally signed Microsoft drivers ensure a seamless migration for customers who are upgrading to the latest version of Windows®.

"Trying to install a piece of hardware in a Microsoft system without a digitally signed driver is a real headache," comments John Feeney, Chief Operating Officer at Perle Systems. "Our objective is to make installation and use of all Perle products in any OS environment as easy as possible."

Serial Card

Before Microsoft will grant Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Certification a series of rigorous test must be passed. Once a product or solution has met the stringent reliability and technical excellence criteria set out by Microsoft it will be issued with digitally signed drivers. Perle PCI Serial Cards, Parallel Cards and Multimodem Cards have obtained digitally signed 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 drivers.

Perle Serial Cards enable you to easily add RS232, RS422, RS485 serial ports to your PC or server PCI, PCI-X or PCI Express bus slots.

Perle SPEED LE PCI Parallel Cards enable users to add IEEE 1284 parallel ports to PCs or servers.

Perle PCI-RAS Multimodem Cards allow users to integrate 4 or 8 V.92 56K modems into a server using PCI or PCI-X bus slots.

Drivers can be downloaded from the Perle website.

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, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Media Converters, Ethernet Copper Extenders, Industrial Ethernet Switches, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards, Remote Power Switches and Multimodem Cards. Since 1976, Perle has distinguished 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.