ACCES I/O Products, Inc., announces the release of a new family of PCI-104 serial communication boards: the 104I-COM-8SM Series. These PCI-104 boards feature a selection of eight, four, or two ports of field selectable RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 asynchronous serial protocols on a port by port basis.
Ports are accessed via two 40-pin I DC type right angle header connectors. The 104I-COM-8SM Series are feature-rich and allow for the connection of multiple serial devices making them ideal for a variety of applications such as POS, gaming systems, retail, hospitality, automation, kiosks, defense industries, high-density networking, or any other application requiring the connection of RS-232/422/485 serial devices to a PCI-104 compatible system.
Each RS-232 port is capable of supporting data communication rates up to 921.6 kbps and implementing full modem control signals to ensure compatibility with a broad variety of serial devices. RS-422 and RS-485 modes support data communication speeds up to 1.8432 Mbps. Based on the XR1 7D158, the boards have eight enhanced 16550 compatible UART and include 64-byte transmit/receive FIFO buffers to decrease CPU loading, and protect against lost data in multi-tasking systems while maintaining 100% compatibility with all operating system COM port software.
ACCES offers the 104l-COM-8SM, 4SM, and 2SM in both standard and extended temperature versions ideal for outdoor applications, harsh industrial surroundings, or military use.
Available accessories include a broad range of ribbon cables and screw terminal boards for quick and easy connectivity. Special order items such as conformal coating, custom baud rates, custom software, and more are also available.
The 10I-COM-8SM family of boards is supported by all operating systems as standard serial ports. All boards include a free DOS, Linux, and Windows XP/Vista/7
compatible software package with sample programs and source code in С and Pascal for DOS, and Visual Basic, Delphi, C#, and Visual C++ for Windows.
Prices range from $169 to $299, depending on the model. Inquire about OEM and volume pricing.
All hardware comes with a 30 day, no-risk return policy, and a three year warranty.