Brainboxes expands its PCI Express range to now include LPT products

July 8, 2009 / News

Brainboxes, a leader in Bluetooth and serial connectivity, is expanding
its PCI Express range. The latest cards add LPT ports to the range. The
three latest variations are PX-157 – Low Profile LPT Port, PX-146 –
Standard Height LPT Port
and PX-475 – Standard Height LPT +1 RS232

The uPCI versions of these cards are top sellers for Brainboxes and as
more customers move from uPCI to PCIe we remain committed to ensuring
that we provide connectivity solutions which keep pace with the
advances in technology and their end user requirements.

These LPT variations have been designed and manufactured in-house and
will be a great addition to the current range of PCI Express. As LPT
are no longer built into PCs these cards will allow you to
include printer connectivity used in many industrial and retail

Few of the latest PCI Express PCs come with the long established LPT
printer port. These can now be added using Brainboxes products, the
cards provide fully bi-directional Standard Printer Ports (SPP)
allowing complete backwards compatibility with a wide range of
peripherals. They also come with Brainboxes’ acclaimed customer support
package, including Lifetime Warranty & Support, that makes
Brainboxes stand out above other manufacturers and makes them the
serial card supplier of choice for companies around the world.

Eamonn Walsh, Brainboxes Managing Director stated “These products have
been designed to meet the continuing demand for parallel ports while
integrating with the latest technology. For example:

“One of our roll outs, for a European Post Office, use these cards to
connect to a label and receipt printer in their EPOS system. Our cards
ensure that they can continue to benefit from pervious investments in
peripherals that connect to devices with serial and printer ports while
using the latest technology of PC platforms.”

Another application of Brainboxes LPT products is with an EPOS System
Integrator. The self-service till used in the US and Europe, requires
an additional receipt printer. Systems Integrators chose Brainboxes
cards ahead of any others because of our reputation for providing
reliable fit and forget solutions.

The full PCI Express range comprises Standard Height and Low Profile
versions of 1, 2, 3, 4 & 8 Port variants in RS232 and 1, 2 & 4
Port RS422/485, Opto isolated versions also available. Cards are
supplied with an installation CD including manual, Microsoft signed
drivers & utilities. Brainboxes is a Microsoft Certified Gold
Partner and these cards are compatible with 32 bit and 64 bit editions
of Windows Server 2008, Vista, XP, Server 2003 and 2000. This range
also comes with Brainboxes’ acclaimed Serial Solutions software, which
is installed in hundreds of thousands of systems worldwide and is
recognised to provide industry leading stability and reliability.