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Moxa's Device Connectivity Solutions Support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

In conjunction with the launch of Microsoft’s next-generation operating system, Moxa, your trusted serial partner for industrial automation has released a new Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified driver that fully supports Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 on serial device servers, terminal servers, and multiport serial boards. We will also be extending the driver support to Moxa’s USB-to-serial converters in the near future.

 

Moxa’s Solutions

WHQL-Certified Products

Release Schedule

Serial Device Servers NPort 5000/5000A/P5150A series
NPort IA5000/5000A series
NPort W2x50A series
Dec, 2012
Dec, 2012
Q1, 2013
Terminal Servers NPort 6000 series
CN 2600 series
Q1, 2013
Q1, 2013
Multiport Serial Boards All PCI, UPCI, PCIe and ISA boards
(The driver for the C218Turbo and C320Turbo 
series will be ready by Q1, 2013.)
Dec, 2012
USB-to-Serial Converters UPort 1000 series
UPort 2000 series
Q1, 2013
April, 2013

 

According to Casper Yang, senior manager at Moxa Inc:

"Windows’ new platform will have two major impacts on the touchscreen devices and tablet computers in industrial applications. The standardized and enhanced multi-touch functions will expedite the uptake of the Windows 8 industrial embedded system in industrial applications such as medical machines, ATMs (automatic teller machines), POS (point of sale) systems, and logistics. The Windows Server 2012, a cloud OS, also enables industrial system operators to use tablet computers for mobility, and apps to optimize the industrial network system using cloud for high service uptime, management efficiency, and cost efficiency."

Mr. Yang also emphasized “Moxa is committed to continuous driver/OS availability by supporting new operating systems available in the industry such as Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to ensure maximum operating interoperability and flexibility for our customers.” 

Moxa’s device connectivity solutions now support the following Windows operation systems:

  • Windows 2012/8/7/2008/2003/Vista/XP (x86/x64)
  • Windows XP Embedded/CE5.0/CE6.0/2000
  • Windows NT 4.0/ME/98 SE

 

Please visit Moxa’s serial connectivity solution portal to get the latest drivers and resources for products that support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

 

Moxa, Your Trusted Serial Partner for Industrial Automation 

With 25 years of experience in industrial networking solutions, Moxa offers reliable serial connectivity solutions with superior and sustained value, including serial device servers, embedded device servers, multiport serial boards, serial-to-fiber media converters, and industrial USB-to-serial converters. Moxa assists customers in finding perfect-fit serial connectivity solutions for industrial applications, such as factory automation, transportation automation, power automation, utility automation, kiosk/ATM/POS systems, and more. To remain committed to you, Moxa promises to provide a long-term commitment as your Trusted Serial Partner to offer industry-leading services on serial product availability, driver/OS availability, and service availability. Please visit Moxa’s website to learn more about Moxa's long-term commitments for serial connectivity solutions.

 

About Moxa: Your Trusted Partner in Automation

Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures. Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.