Advantech Launches PCI-1610AJU Serial Communication with Easier RJ-45 Wiring
(Cincinnati, Ohio 12/15/2005) The PCI-1610AJU has four RJ-45 connectors for RS-232 communication designed for applications that require many RJ-45 connections (e.g., ATM machines). The cards interface is a universal PCI for compatibility with old 3.3 volt as well as new 5 volt PCI BUS, and with a length of only 123 mm, the card is excellent for compact ATM installation. Several customers use a RJ-45 to DB9 converters in their space-demanding ATM application. The new PCI-1610AJU removes the need for these converters, which cuts costs and makes wiring easier, said Daniel Hsu, a product manager at Advantechs Industrial Automation Group. Many of our system integrator customers design ATM systems where compactness and easy installation is crucial. PCI-1610AJU has been designed with ATM systems in mind and it is also very suitable for POS and kiosk systems.PCI-1610AJU is the first Advantech serial communication card to provide support for Microsoft Windows XP Embedded. This enables the creation of a customized XP embedded installation with optimized drivers on a solid state disk meaning improved reliability, vibration resistance, and more compact installation, as the HDD is no longer needed.Although the card is designed for RJ-45 connector requirements, the card also comes with four RJ-45 connectors to DB9 cables. Four PCI-1610AJU cards can be used simultaneously to connect up to 16 devices. The universal PCI interface features plug & play for easy installation in both 3.3 and 5 volt PCI BUS. With Advantech's bundled ICOM Tools software and LEDs on the RJ-45 connectors, you can test the PCI card's performance by analyzing the status of the ports and then easily configure the settings on the card. PCI-1610AJU price is $125 and is available for purchase directly from Advantech or from one of Advantechs North American distributors at www.eautomationpro.com/us. Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group - Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech Corporation is the only complete PC-based Industrial Automation Solution Manufacturer offering products such as Industrial PCs, Workstations, Panel PCs, Flat Panel Monitors, Heavy Environmental PCs, Customized PCs, Single Board Computers, Data Acquisition & Control Devices and Web-enabled products for a wide array of industries. Drawing on the talents of more than 1,800 people, Advantech operates an extensive sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 35 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding 30 new products each year. US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (877-294-8989). Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech customers in North America: www.eautomationpro.com/us.
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