Converters offer serial connectivity for USB-equipped PCs.

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Fully USB v1.1 and v2.0 compliant, Models USB-4604B and USB-4604BM are USB to 4-port RS-232 and USB to 4-port RS-232/422/485 converters, respectively. Both feature 16 kV ESD, serial communication rates up to 921.6 kbps, and standard DB9 male connectors. Model USB-4604BM provides software selectable RS-232/422/485 settings for each port and automatic RS-485 send data control. Packaged in ABS plastic, devices are ready for DIN-rail or direct panel/wall mounting.



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Advantech Launches Two New Industrial USB to Serial Converters



(Cincinnati, Ohio - 03/17/09) - The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces the USB-4604B and USB-4604BM, USB to 4-port RS-232 and USB to 4-port RS-232/422/485 converters. Both models offer plug-and-play serial connectivity for USB equipped PCs and systems and since they are USB-powered there is no need for additional power supplies.

The USB-4604B and USB-4604BM are both fully USB v1.1 and v2.0 compliant and feature serial communication rates of up to 921.6 kbps. The USB-4604BM provides software selectable RS-232/422/485 settings for each port and automatic RS-485 send data control. Both models include 16KV electrostatic discharge (ESD) and utilize standard DB9 male connectors, so that common PC cables can be used without additional adapters.

To ensure a reliable USB connection, an innovative type-B USB connector with thumbscrews makes sure that cable stays connected despite vibration or inadvertent tugging on the cable. For convenience, a USB cable with locking connector is included with each unit.

Packaged in rugged ABS plastic, the USB-4604B and USB-4604BM are ready for DIN-rail or direct panel/wall mounting, using included brackets. Drivers are included for Windows(TM) 2000/2003/XP and CE 5.0.

For more information, or to purchase, please contact Advantech at 1-800-205-7940 or your regional Advantech authorized distributor.

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group - Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in eAutomation technology; combining connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable PC-based automation technologies. Product offerings include: Open HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Automation Controllers, Automation Software, Embedded Automation Computers, Distributed I/O Modules, Plug-in I/O, and Industrial Communication solutions for a wide array of industries. With more than 20 years experience in providing a full range of products to different vertical markets, the Industrial Automation Group is proving to be a globally leading Automation Product and Services provider. US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (800-205-7940). Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website: www.advantech.com/ea. Email: eAinfo@advantech.com.

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