Brainboxes launches RS422/485 4 & 8 port Industrial USB to Serial Products

February 1, 2010 / News

Brainboxes, a leader in Serial and Bluetooth connectivity, today expanded its new range of Industrial USB to Serial connectivity devices, releasing four and eight port RS422/485 products. These devices follow the recent release of the two, four and eight port RS232 options, US-257, US-701 and US-279. These RS422/485 serial devices are ideal for industrial sector use as they are housed in robust metal cases, are fitted with high retention USB connectivity and come with industrial locking cable connections on the supplied external power cable. These devices will ensure new platforms with limited or no serial ports can continue to have connectivity to a wide range of RS422/485 devices via USB.

USB is the worlds most popular interconnection standard with over 3Billion devices shipped last year. The plug and play USB experience is one of the reasons USB has stormed the world. In a laboratory or industrial setting many people want the USB connectivity convenience but also want high reliability devices and connections, at Brainboxes we designed this range of metal cased products to be extremely robust even in hard hat environments. Brainboxes Boost software is already proven in a wide range of industrial applications  providing an excellent User Interface with state of the art compatibility and data integrity. We expect great things of this world beating range.

The latest devices to be released in this range are:

The multiport devices are boxed in industrial class metal casing that are IP30 rated and have optional DIN rail mountable capability. They are supplied with our proven  in-house designed  software ensuring a great user experience and have lifetime warranty.

The RS422/485 industrial multiport versions can be used in countless applications such as energy management systems for leisure facilities including hotels and fitness centres. These systems optimise energy efficiency in commercial buildings using computer aided tools to analyse and manage the energy being used.

This range will provide high-speed data transfer with the benefit of being hot-swappable with plug & play installation. This makes them ideally suited for use in financial, medical, industrial and point of sale applications.

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.

Brainboxes is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and these cards come with Microsoft signed drivers & utilities. These products are compatible with 32 bit and 64 bit editions of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Vista, XP, Server 2003 coming with Brainboxes’ acclaimed Boost software, which is installed in many thousands of systems worldwide and is recognised as providing industry leading stability and reliability.