July 20, 2010 - Raveon Technologies announces its M7 series of data radio is now available with a USB 2.0 option. The M7-USB option replaces the standard DB9 RS232 serial port with a MINI-B USB connector having the following features: MINI-B connector Microsoft Windows WHQL-certified, Mac OS X, Linux and Windows CE device drivers Works with USB 1.1 & 2.0 Host and Hub ports Direct connect the M7 to HMI in wireless SCADA systemsSupports Windows Server 2008, 2003, Vista, XP 2000, Linux, Mac OS X USB connector provides for connection to a USB Host or Hub port. An internal FTDI FT232R provides the USB-to-Serial conversion. Operating system device drivers are required in order to operate with the FT232R to provide the Virtual COM Port serial functionality. Installs as a standard Windows virtual COM port Emulates RS-232 data signals: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DSR, DTR, DCD, GND Flow control: RTS/CTS , DSR/DTR, X-ON/X-OFF, None With a USB interface on the M7, the M7 data radio modem will interface to personal computers, embedded systems running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux. It eliminates the need for an external USB-serial bridge, and provides a rugged connection fully integrated into the M7.