Brainboxes releases its 1 & 2 port RS422/485 PCI Express products

December 23, 2008 / News

Brainboxes’ launched their new PCI Express range this
year, including RS232 and RS422/485 products. The range has been
extremely popular with our customers and we are now ready to release
the following products into this range:

All our PCI Express cards, including the new editions to this growing
range add reliable and high-speed connectivity via any standard PCIe
slot (x1, x2, x4, x8 or x16 lane slots). True megabaud line drivers
carry information at 921,600 baud, and 256 byte FIFOs with a user
definable trigger level ensure the highest levels of data integrity,
reducing the likelihood of dropped packets. They also come with
Brainboxes’ acclaimed customer support package, including Lifetime
Warranty & Support, that makes Brainboxes stand out above other
manufacturers and makes us 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 continual demand for high reliability 422/485
serial connections in the Industrial Sectors. For example:

Europe’s leading manufacturers of games machines uses Brainboxes’
RS422/485 cards for touch screen video gaming. The cards connect
several machines and link back to a server in the back office, creating
a simple network which is ideal for transmitting data over long
distances and in noisy environments. A Brainboxes’ broadcast customer,
which specialises in bespoke development in key TV & video
technologies including teletext and subtitling, has its server
connected up to broadcast automation systems via Brainboxes RS422/485
cards. These bring together the equipment such as the editing suite,
video tapes, sound and interactive services, with teletext, before
broadcast via transmitters into homes by the BBC, ITV and Cable TV
stations. ”

The full range of PCI Express comprises of 1, 2, 4 and 8 port RS232
and 1 and 2 port RS422/485 cards with opto isolation options
available, and 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. It 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