Brainboxes launches first USB Multi Drop Hub

July 27, 2011 / News

Brainboxes launches first USB Multi Drop Hub

Liverpool, UK – July 2011 – Brainboxes, a leader in Serial and Bluetooth connectivity, is launching its first USB to Serial Multi Drop Hub. Multidrop enables multiple devices to be connected to one RS422/485 bus greatly reducing the expense, inconvenience and clutter of extra cabling while providing a neat, robust connectivity system. This multi drop hub allows convenient connectivity for up to 8 devices either locally, or across a distance of up to 1,000 meters, to one PC/system in effect creating a mini network.

The multi drop hub device is boxed in an industrial class metal case that is IP30 rated and has optional DIN rail mountable capability. They are supplied with our proven  in-house designed  software ensuring a great user experience and have lifetime warranty.

These industrial multi drop  versions can be used in various applications such as test & measurement, laboratory systems and many more.

Example application – Test Equipment connectivity


Brainboxes USB products incorporate the convenience of USB connectivity with the high reliability and reputation of our designs to offer robust, unfailing devices where downtime isn’t an option. Housed in Industrial metal cases but with a desktop design allows these products to be used in almost any environment. With Plug and play experience and our specially designed Boost software these devices provide an excellent User Interface with state of the art compatibility and data integrity. We expect great things of this world beating range.

These USB multiport devices are a simple and convenient way to add serial ports to any platform. They remove the need to open the chassis, reconfigure or reboot to add COM ports.

These industrial connectivity devices support data transfer rates up to 921,600 baud coupled with 1Mbit/s line drivers to deliver uncompromising performance to a laptop, PC or Server.  Brainboxes is packaging these products with its Boost. Software driver. The range will also benefit from Brainboxes’ renowned lifetime guarantee and support, subject to online registration.

This range has proven to provide highly efficient and robust serial port extensions suitable for the industrial commercial and test & measurement sectors. This will ensure that PCs, laptops, servers and industrial computers supplied with limited or no serial ports continue to have connectivity to a wide range of RS422/485 devices via USB.

Brainboxes is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and these cards come with Microsoft signed drivers & utilities. They are compatible with 32 bit and 64 bit editions of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Vista, XP, Server 2003 and 2000.  The cards also come with Brainboxes’ acclaimed Serial Solutions software, which is installed in many thousands of systems worldwide and is recognised to provide industry leading stability and reliability.