Communication Card offers transmission speeds to 921.6 Kbps.

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Compatible with PCI 2.2 bus specification, PCI-1612AU 4-port RS-232/422/485 communication card features 16PCI954 UARTS with 128-byte FIFO. Universal PCI connectors are compatible with 3.3 and 5 V signaling systems, and I/O address is automatically assigned by PCI plug-and-play. Supporting Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/XP Embedded and Linux OS, card features interrupt status register, space for termination resistors, and automatic RS-485 data flow control.

Original Press Release:

Advantech Launches 4-Port RS-232/422/485 PCI Communication Card

The PCI-1612AU is a 4-port RS-232/422/485 PCI communication card starting at $195.

(Cincinnati, Ohio - 06/08/2006) - The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces the PCI-1612AU, a 4-port RS-232/422/485 universal PCI communication card compatible with the PCI 2.2 bus specification and offer transmission speeds of up to 921.6 kbps. The PCI-1612AU comes with high-performance 16PCI954 UARTS with a 128-byte FIFO to reduce CPU load. These components make the platform more stable and reliable thus, making the PCI-1612AU suitable for multitasking environments.

The PCI-1612AU has universal PCI connectors that are compatible with both newer 3.3 V signaling systems and the traditional 5 V signaling systems. Other features include: I/O address automatically assigned by PCI Plug & Play, Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/XP Embedded and Linux OS supported, interrupt status register for increased performance, space reserved for termination resistors, and automatic RS-485 data flow control.

The PCI-1612AU starts at $195 and is available for purchase directly from Advantech at 1-800-205-7940 or from one of Advantech's North American distributors at

Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group - Founded in 1983, Advantech is a global leading ePlatform service provider integrating web-based technology, computing platforms and customization services that empower the connected eWorld. Advantech cooperates closely with system integrators to enable them in providing complete solutions for a wide array of applications in various industries. Advantech delivers more than a thousand products and solutions under 3 main categories: Embedded & Applied Computing, Industrial and Network Computing, and eAutomation. With the combined talent of more than 2,000 people, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 28 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. US operations for the eAutomation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech customers in North America: Email:

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Chuck Harrell
Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group
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