September 1, 2008

Perle Systems Releases TruePort Version 6.2

The latest COM port re-director includes support for Linux, IPv6 and enhanced security features.

NASHVILLE, TN - September 1, 2008— Perle Systems, the global developer and manufacturer of serial to Ethernet connectivity solutions announced today the release of TruePort Version 6.2.  IOLAN users can download the new driver directly from the Perle website.

“This version of the TruePort COM port re-director includes the latest drivers for Linux 2.2.16 and allows the use of IPv6 addressing across all operating systems”, says Julie McDaniel, VP Marketing at Perle Systems. “TruePort version 6.2 also has enhanced the ability to pass serial control signaling information across TCP for secure transmission of information on SSH and SSL sessions.”

Perle’s TruePort is a COM port re-director utility that makes applications think they are talking to a directly connected COM port when, in fact, the communication is happening across an IP network infrastructure.  All COM port directed data sent by the application is re-directed by TruePort across the IP/Ethernet network to remote Perle Terminal Servers or I/O Device Servers which are connected to the customers’ target devices. Data and serial port signaling is transparently communicated between the application and remote device.

While other Terminal Server vendors provide a COM port re-director that is limited to the Windows operating systems, Perle’s TruePort provides a comprehensive driver set supporting a wide range of operating systems including the latest version of Linux 2.2.16, Vista, Windows 2003, 2000, NT and XP, AIX, HP UX, NCR UNIX, SUN Solaris and Sparc, Intel, SCO UnixWare and SCO OpenServer.

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
Patricia Kelly-Ruiz
Tel: 905-946-5085

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


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