Add a high-speed RS-232 serial port to your PC or server using its USB port. The single-port BLACK BOX® USB Director RS-232 makes it easy to connect and disconnect your modems and printers. You can use this intelligent USB-to-serial converter in point-of-sale settings, for mobile computing in the field, or any place you require flexible I/O expansion. Hook it up to your bar-code scanners, touch screens, security cameras, PDAs, and other peripherals.
By converting the USB port on your desktop PC, laptop, or Thin client to a high-speed RS-232 DB9 serial port, the USB Director RS-232 enables you to attach any peripheral that uses a standard serial interface to your PC. It’s the economic alternative to installing a serial card in your computer.
To install the USB Director RS-232, you simply plug the Type A end of the included USB cable into the USB port and the Type B end into the converter. Connections can be made without powering down the network or removing the cover of your server or PC. Hot-swappable, the converter attaches outside the computer chassis and doesn’t require a card slot or setting IRQ jumpers and device address. Plus, there’s no need to worry about configuring the attached device. The USB Director RS-232 autodetects peripheral speed and connections. And, after connecting a new peripheral to your machine, you don’t have to reboot your operating system—the device is plug-and-play!
Need more COM ports? Well, you can connect up to four of the single-port USB Director RS-232 units to a hub. Or order one of our 2-, 4-, or 8-port USB Director RS-232 models (IC1001A, IC135A, IC1002A).
Operating Systems Supported — Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows CE, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Linux and Sun Solaris
Speed (Maximum) — 230 kbps per port
Standards — USB 1.0, 1.1
UART — 128-byte buffer per direction
Connectors — (1) DB9; (1) USB Type B
Power — From the USB bus
Size — 2H x 4.4W x 8D cm
Weight —0.05 kg
CD-ROM with all drivers
0.9-m USB cable
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