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Moxa announces the release of five new multiport serial boards

Taipei, Taiwan, October 03, 2007— Moxa Technologies, the world's top brand of industrial multiport serial boards, announced the release of five new Universal PCI boards: the CP-118U-I, CP-138U-I, POS-104UL, CP138U and CP-114UL.

Smart design

The CP-118U-I is the first serial board in the world to provide eight serial ports that each have a 3-in-1 RS-232/422/485 interface and 2 KV isolation. It is also very compact, about one third smaller than comparable boards. The CP-114UL and POS-104UL are low-profile boards for PCs with small form factors.

High flexibility

The CP-138U-I offers 8 serial ports with an RS-422/485 interface and 2 KV isolation. Integrators can save space, setup time, and integration costs, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership. In addition, different connectors (DB9, DB25) are available to provide the flexibility for a wide range of applications.

With all of Moxa's Universal PCI boards, tight and effective integration is possible due to the Turbo Serial Engine™, the result of 20 years of experience in serial board design. The Turbo Serial Engine provides advanced data transmission, a 128-byte FIFO, and a special Burst Data Mode. When Burst Data Mode is activated, data can be obtained via I/Os in only half the time normally required, greatly reducing CPU loads. In addition, each serial port is able to communicate bi-directionally at speeds up to 921.6 Kbps, for a throughput of over 700 Kbps.

Power for Serial Devices

The POS-104UL is a smart, 4-port board that can provide power to devices over the serial port. 5V or 12V of power can be provided to each port, and integrators can select whether power will be supplied from the bus or from the power supply. This is an especially useful feature for powering devices such as portable scanners for POS or ATM applications. Powering devices through the serial port can simplify device connections and reduce the total cost of ownership.

Moxa continues to offer the most comprehensive selection of multiport serial boards in the market. The new Universal PCI boards are compatible with PCI and PCI-X, for installation in almost any PC server. Each board supports all major operating systems and provides 15 KV ESD protection. A wide range of models is available, with features such as a low-profile form factor, optical isolation, and up to 8 serial ports. With Moxa multiport serial boards, you can easily connect any serial device to your PC, from data acquisition equipment to the specialized devices used in retail, banking and industrial automation.

Moxa Universal PCI Board Features:

  • Over 700 Kbps data throughput for top performance
  • Serial communication speed up to 921.6 Kbps
  • 128-byte FIFO and on-chip hardware and software flow control
  • Universal PCI interface for compatibility with 3.3/5V PCI and PCI-X
  • On-board 15 KV ESD protection

CP-114UL 4 RS-232/422/485 ports, low profile form factor

POS-104UL 4 RS-232 ports, low profile form factor, 5V/12V output or RI input power to each port

CP-118U-I: 8 RS-232/422/485 ports, 2 KV optical isolation protection

CP-138U-I: 8 RS-422/485 ports, 2 KV optical isolation protection

CP-138U 8 RS-422/485 ports, 2 KV optical isolation protection

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.