October 7, 2009

Perle Systems Serial Cards Achieve Solaris Ready Compatibility

UltraPort Serial Cards awarded Solaris™ Ready certification with Sun Microsystems

NASHVILLE, TN—October 6, 2009— Perle Systems is pleased to announce, the Solaris™ Ready certification and compatibility of the UltraPort Serial Cards with Sun Microsystems platforms. All drivers can be downloaded from Perle’s website.

The Solaris Ready Program allows Sun Microsystems customers to easily identify third-party solutions with proven interoperability with the Solaris (TM) Operating System (OS)on SPARC and x86/x64 based server platforms. Implementation of the Solaris Ready certification ensures that the Perle UltraPort Serial Cards have met the testing requirements of the Solaris Ready Program for system compatibility, interoperability, and ease-of-installation and support by Perle Systems.

“This Solaris Ready Certification further solidifies our leadership position in the serial solutions marketplace.” comments Julie McDaniel, Vice President Marketing for Perle Systems.

Perle Serial Cards enable you to easily add RS232, RS422, RS485 serial ports to your PC or server. Compatible with PCI, PCI-X or PCI Express bus slots, Perle serial cards are the only products that support all major operating systems on the market today.

"By participating with us in the Sun Solaris Ready program, Perle Systems provides our customers with products that are optimized to meet Sun requirements and standards for product excellence," said Cynthia Hardenbrook, director, ISV Engineering at Sun Microsystems. "This provides our global sales force in commercial, telecommunications, and federal markets a ready-to-use solution to meet their customer’s application requirements."

Learn about Perle Systems’ UltraPort Serial Cards
Download Perle Drivers.

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, Remote Power Switches, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards and Multimodem 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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