March 02, 2004

Perle Systems Announces USB to Serial Adapters for Quick and Easy Serial Port Expansion

Users can continue deploying serial devices on machines without available serial ports or free PCI slots.

NASHVILLE, TN - March 02, 2004 — Perle Systems, an established leader in the serial market, has leveraged their many years of experience in serial device connectivity to launch the new UltraPort USB to Serial Adaptors. As customers migrate to newer machines with few or no serial ports and/or no free PCI slots, USB adapters allow the continued use of existing serial devices through the extra USB ports found on new desktop and server hardware.

The new Perle UltraPort USB to Serial Adapter quickly and reliably provides 1, 2, 4 or 8 RS232 serial communication ports to a system. The UltraPort USB enumerates itself as a standard COM port so users can continue to deploy standard serial devices or add new ones such as modems, POS equipment, PDAs, digital cameras, and serial printers. The RS232 ports, with baud rates up to 230 Kbps, make it suitable for retail, industrial, data collection and other applications requiring high-speed communication ports.

The USB to Serial Adapter comes with plug-&-play capability and includes a 6-foot (1.8 meter) cable and robust 15kv ESD surge protection for mission critical environments. This ensures that peripherals can be conveniently located and protected against unexpected downtime.

The Perle UltraPort USB is backed by Perle's limited lifetime warranty and highly trained technical support team.
About Perle Systems

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, console servers, cards, USB to serial adapters, routers, remote access servers, network controllers, emulation adapters, and print servers. Perle distinguishes 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 13 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution channels worldwide.

North American Contact
May Fong
Tel: 905-946-5068

EMEA Contact
Miriam Webster
Tel: +44 (0)1908 847140


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