July 22, 2008

Perle Systems Announces New Parallel PCI Cards

SPEED LE Parallel Cards enable users to add parallel ports, supporting the full IEEE 1284, standard to PC’s and servers

NASHVILLE, TN—July 22, 2008— Perle Systems, the global leader and pioneer in serial and I/O connectivity today announced the development and release of a line of SPEED LE parallel and serial/ parallel PCI and PCI Express cards. Market demand is increasing as HP, Dell and IBM are introducing more servers without serial or parallel ports. Enterprises with a requirement to continue the support of serial and parallel devices on these servers require a PCI or PCI Express card with parallel and serial RS232 interfaces.

Julie McDaniel, Vice President Marketing, for Perle Systems comments, “The new SPEED LE and SPEED LE EXPRESS cards with parallel and combo serial/parallel ports are based on Perle’s existing serial cards. We continue to expand our product range to include more high performance, low-cost products.”

The five new SPEED LE Parallel Cards enable users to add parallel ports, supporting the full IEEE 1284 parallel port standard, to their PC’s or servers. Serial-parallel PCI combo cards are also available for those applications that require both serial RS232 and parallel ports on a singe PCI or PCI Express card interface.

All SPEED LE cards come with a 15Kv electrostatic discharge protection and a Lifetime Warranty providing optimum reliability and peace of mind. And, the full range is certified with 32 and 64 bit version of Windows, Vista and Linux operating systems.

For more information about Perle’s new SPEED LE AND SPEED LE Express Parallel cards, including in-depth technical specifications, SKUs and product images visit: https://www.perle.com/products/Parallel-Card.shtml

For information about Perle’s full line of multiport serial cards please visit: https://www.perle.com/products/Multiport-Serial-Card.shtml

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.

North American Contact
Patricia Kelly-Ruiz
Tel: 905-946-5085
pkelly-ruiz@perle.com

EMEA Contact
Miriam Webster
Tel: +44 (0)1908 847140
mwebster@perle.com