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Serial module designed for legacy devices

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:module serial? devices legacy? port protocols?

I/O Products Inc. has just introduced its next-generation Model USB-FLEXCOM4 communications adapters that offer users the choice of four field selectable RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485 protocols per port.

This serial module was designed for use in systems where there are never enough serial ports to communicate with legacy devices and applications where old-school serial protocols are still the right choice for the design of new systems.

The USB-FLEXCOM4 conforms to the USB/104 form factor for flexible mounting either in PC/104 or USB/104 stacks. The device is available either packaged in a small, rugged, industrial enclosure or as an OEM board (no enclosure).

This USB device is an ideal solution for adding portable, easy-to-install serial ports to any PC or embedded system with a USB port. It is fully compatible with both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 ports. Hot-plug functionality allows for quick connect/disconnect whenever you need additional I/O on your USB port.

The low profile enclosure was designed to occupy less space overall and allow access to the four DB9M connectors, two per side for interfacing with communication cabling, and includes adjacent LEDs indicating serial port activity.

The USB-FLEXCOM4 is useful in applications such as point of sale with multiple peripherals, barcode scanners, scales, data collection terminals, automation equipment and includes industries such as gaming and defense where space is a valuable resource.

- Bernard Cole

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