UltraPort Express Serial Cards

Perle offers the first reliable and high-speed Serial Cards that utilize PCI Express bus slots

Perle UltraPort Express Serial Card is the ideal solution for applications where a fixed count of local serial ports is required. With 1 or 2 RS232 serial ports, the Perle UltraPort Express range offers high performance, excellent throughput and reliable solutions for server platforms utilizing PCI Express bus slots.

UltraPort Express Serial Card

Features and Benefits

  • Operates with all major Windows, Vista, Linux, Solaris and SCO Unix operating systems
  • 32 and 64 bit driver support
  • Bi-directional speeds up to 921.6 Kbps on all ports
  • Compatible with x1, x4, x8 and x16 lane PCI Express slots
  • Flexible solutions with 1 or 2 RS232 serial ports
  • Low profile and standard height mounting
  • 15kv ESD provides protection against electrostatic discharges and power surges
  • Full modem control and hardware/software flow control
  • Wide range of Specialix, Chase and Digi cabling and connection options
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Reach, RoHS and WEEE Compliant

The Perle UltraPort Express cards are the most advanced fixed port serial card solution on the market today providing a flexible range of solutions for retail point of sale, data acquisition, office automation, advanced kiosk design and much more.

Perle UltraPort Express communicates at bi-directional speeds up to 921.6 Kbps per port, and offers the highest standard of surge protection available, ensuring the reliability and security of your data.

A wide variety of DB9, DB25 and RJ45 cables and connector boxes support the most popular pin-outs from Perle Systems (formerly Specialix International, Chase Research) and Digi International. As you upgrade servers and cards to the latest PCI standard, only Perle can ensure you don’t spend valuable budget allocations on re-cabling costs.


  • Retail Point of Sale: Cash registers, receipt printers, bar code scanners, etc. need to be connected to back office servers
  • Medical: Connect bed-side health monitors in hospitals to central nurse stations.
  • Transportation:  Connect Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) Equipment, Radar, Infrared Vehicle Scanners, Receipt printers and message signs in Toll Collection Systems
  • Manufacturing:  Access serial devices for factory, industrial and warehouse automation
  • Kiosks:  Connect internal modems, touch screens, receipt printers, keyboards, etc inside coin counting machines, gas station pay stations and airport check-in’s
  • Education:  Access control (door entry) systems with 100’s card and/or badge readers, monitor computer room usage
  • Connect modem pools for remote access dial-in/dial-out

Class Leading Support and Warranty

Perle UltraPort Express Serial Cards are backed by the best service and support in the industry, including Perle’s unique lifetime warranty. Since 1976 Perle has been providing its customers with networking products that have the highest levels of performance, flexibility and quality.

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Diagram UltraPort Express Serial Card

HTSUS Number: 8473.30.1080 ECCN Code: 5A991

UltraPort Express Serial Cards - Technical Specifications

Supported Operating System Drivers: Download

  • Linux 3.x, 2.6.x, 2.4.x, 2.2.16+ (32 / 64 Bit)
  • Solaris (x86 and SPARC 32 / 64 Bit)
  • SCO OpenServer6
  • SCO UnixWare
  • Windows® Server 2012 R2
  • Windows® 8.1 (32 / 64 Bit)
  • Windows® Server 2012
  • Windows® 8 (32 / 64 Bit)
  • Windows® Server 2008 R2
  • Windows® Server 2008 (32 / 64 Bit)
  • Windows® Server 2003 (32 / 64 Bit)
  • Windows® 7 (32 / 64 Bit)
  • Windows® Vista (32 / 64 Bit)
  • Windows® XP (32 / 64 Bit)
  • Windows® 2000
  • Windows® NT


UltraPort1 Express: 1 on-board DB9M
UltraPort2 Express: 2 on-board DB9M


Serial Port Protection:

15Kv Electrostatic Discharge Protection ( ESD )

Signal Support:



UltraPort1 Express: H: 64.4mm x L:112.3mm
UltraPort2 Express: H: 64.4mm x L:112.3mm


Host Interface:

  • Full PCI plug and play compliant
  • X1 lane - inserts into x1, x4, x8 and x16 lane PCI Express ( PCIe ) slots
  • Single interrupt per card
  • Up to 4 cards per host


  • Operating temperature: 0° to 55° C
  • Storage temperature: -40° to 66° C
  • Relative Humidity: 10 to 90%, non-condensing


IEC 60950
EN60950-1:2001 +A11:2004
ANSI/UL 60950
EN55024:1998 + A1:2001 + A2:2003
FCC Part15 ,Class B
EN55022:1998 + A1:2000 + A2:2003 Class A
CAN/CSA 22.2, No.60950
ICES-003, Class B