Brainboxes releases its first USB to Serial products

October 1, 2009 / News

Brainboxes, a leader in serial and Bluetooth connectivity, today
launched its new range of USB to Serial connectivity devices, releasing
two new products. The RS232 and RS422/485 serial devices provide a
highly efficient and robust serial port extension suitable for office
and laboratory environments. This will ensure that desktops and laptops
supplied with limited or no serial ports continue to have connectivity
to a wide range of RS232 and RS 422/485 devices via USB.

“This new range has been designed to keep up with the ever-changing
demands in the IT market,” comments Eamonn Walsh, Managing Director of
Brainboxes. “We have researched this market extensively and know that
our customers demand a product which is designed with software and
hardware that will ensure these products continue the reliability,
compatibility and level of service that Brainboxes is renowned for. As
more laptops and desktops are coming to the market with reduced
connectivity Brainboxes will continue to provide it’s customer base and
new markets with a range of products to ensure reliable future proof
connectivity .”

The first devices to be released in this range are

These single port devices are housed in a convenient portable form
factor and provide simple, instant, reliable serial port connectivity
solutions. They can also be plugged directly into any USB socket making
them extremely economic and ergonomic, and a 30cm cable is also
provided. They are supplied with our proven in-house designed software
ensuring a great user experience

The 1 port RS232 has already been tested and implemented in
applications including the global financial data exchange market, with
excellent results.

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 laboratory and office environments.

In areas of restricted desk space, small form factor PCs are the
computer of choice. While these fulfil the need of fitting into tight
areas, they lack the number of serial ports that are needed in many
applications. An example of this is in Airports, numerous data capture
devices are required to manage passenger flow efficiently through the

Raised security checks require additional equipment i.e. Retina
Scanners, Passport Scanners etc. These items can be easily and quickly
interchanged using USB to Serial devices without rebooting the system
or any need to update the system software.

The 1 port RS232 and 1 port RS422/485 products support data transfer
rates up to 921,600 baud coupled with 1Mbit/s line drivers to deliver
uncompromising performance to a laptop or PC. 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. They are compatible with
32 bit and 64 bit editions of 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