May 15, 2007

Perle Systems Announces Speed LE and Speed LE Express Serial Card

Perle releases a line of serial cards geared to the Competitive Windows and Linux serial card market

NASHVILLE, TN—May 15, 2007—Perle Systems, the global developer and manufacturer of serial to Ethernet connectivity solutions announced today the availability of a serial card designed specifically to compete in the price sensitive Windows and Linux serial card market. The Speed LE and Speed LE Express serial cards meet the new slot PCI standards that have been adopted by PC server manufacturers making them ideal for newer servers from Dell, IBM and HP.

“Perle is well known for having an extensive line of high performing serial cards,” comments Julie McDaniel, VP of Marketing, Perle Systems. She continues “The Speed LE and Speed LE Express serial cards are a logical addition to this existing product line. They are consistent with Perle’s characteristically high caliber, full featured serial cards yet we are offering them at a very competitive price. This strategy will provide widespread penetration of Perle’s best-of-breed serial cards to the highly demanding Windows and Linux market”.

The Speed LE serial card supports Universal 3.3v/5v PCI/PCI-X slots while the Speed LE Express provides PCI Express (PCIe) bus slot support. These serial cards are available in standard and low profile form factors, include full support, Windows Vista certification and feature Perle’s renowned reliability and high speed.
The cards, with a range of 1, 2, 4, or 8 independent RS232 serial ports, are available immediately.

For more information about the Speed LE serial card click here
For more information about the Speed LE Express serial card click here

About Perle Systems
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
May Fong
Tel: 905-946-5068

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