Moxa announces USB-to-Serial application contest

  • September 19, 2007
  • Moxa Technologies Inc
  • News
Taipei, Taiwan, September 19, 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 through October 31, 2007. Additional details are provided on the Moxa website at http://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 performanceUPort 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 throughputThe 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 designUPort 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 WiiLike 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.About MOXAMOXA manufactures device networking products for industrial automation. Information about all MOXA products, which include industrial embedded computers, industrial Ethernet switches, serial device servers, multiport serial cards, embedded device servers, and remote I/O servers, is available on MOXA's corporate website. Learn More

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