During December 2007, Brainboxes, a leader in serial and Bluetooth connectivity, became the first serial card manufacturer in the world to achieve “Signed Driver” accreditation in readiness for Windows Server 2008, well in advance of Microsoft’s product release – expected in February. Brainboxes has been working closely with Microsoft to ensure that its PCI and PCI ExpressCard range of serial cards keep pace with emerging Windows Operating Systems.
“Brainboxes’ engineers have worked very hard over recent months to ensure that customers purchasing our serial products will be able to move seamlessly over to Windows Server 2008,” said Stephen Evans, Managing Director of Brainboxes. “Our close working relationship with Microsoft ensures we gain very early access to new operating systems in development. At this point the Brainboxes’ R&D team immediately start working to develop compatible drivers so that our products are available to those adopting the new system from date of release.”
Windows Server 2008 will enable information technology professionals to maximise control over their company’s infrastructure with unprecedented availability and management capabilities. It will also lead to an appreciably more secure, reliable and robust server environment than previously and areas that have been improved include networking, advanced security features, remote application access, centralised server role management, performance and reliability monitoring tools, failover clustering, deployment and the file system.
Brainboxes’ serial cards available for Windows Server 2008 include the recently launched PCI Express RS232 and RS422/485 range, together with the well-established and popular PCI products.