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Moxa offering Nintendo Wii for UPort (USB-to-Serial) applications

Taipei, Taiwan, September 11, 2007—In a promotion for its UPort line of USB-to-serial products, Moxa is offering a Nintendo Wii, an Apple iPod video, and other assorted prizes for descriptions of USB-to-serial applications. Submissions will be accepted from September 1, 2007 to October 31, 2007. Additional details are provided on the Moxa website at https://www.moxa.com/Event/tech/2007/UPort_AP_Collection/



The UPort family of USB-to-serial products gives modern PCs an easy way to connect to legacy serial devices. As small-footprint PCs have become more popular, it has become common to reduce or eliminate built-in COM ports in favor of USB ports. In addition, multiport serial boards may not be an option due to space or lack of bus slots. Moxa's UPort addresses this situation, allowing up to 16 COM ports to be added through one USB port.


USB 2.0 performance
UPort USB-to-serial hubs are the world's first to support Hi-Speed USB 2.0 operation at 480 Mbps. With USB 2.0 performance, PCs will not encounter bottlenecks even with many serial devices connected. By comparison, other USB solutions support only USB 1.1 operation, which maxes out at 12 Mbps.


Top serial throughput
The UPort is built around the U860 UART and the Moxa ART CPU, using Moxa's 20 years of experience in serial board design. This allows each UPort to provide high-performance serial throughput, even with multiple serial ports.


Rugged design
UPort products are designed for industrial use and have a tough metal casing. With 15 KV ESD protection and 2 KV optical isolation, reliable performance is ensured even in harsh environments.


Easy to use, like the Wii
Like the Nintendo Wii, the UPort is easy to install and provides performance that is superior to other similar products. In addition, both the Wii and the UPort are solid, well-designed products that provide developers with exciting new possibilities.

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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.