Serial Boards feature multiports for PCI interface.

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Multiport serial boards feature low profile Universal PCI interface, 64-byte FIFO driver, and ability to accept both 3.3 and 5 V server slots. CP-132U series has 2 RS-422/485 ports, CP-134U series has 4 RS-422/485 ports, CP-104UL series has 4 RS-232 ports, and CP-168U series has 8 RS-232 ports. Features include embedded 16 kV ESD surge protection, optional 2 kV optical isolation for RS-422/485, and ADDC(TM) for RS-485 programming.

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MOXA Introduces Its Brand New Low Profile Universal PCI Multiport Serial Boards

Moxa Technologies (, a leading Industrial Device Networking solution provider, introduces its new multiport serial boards, which feature a low profile Universal PCI interface. With features that include a 64-byte FIFO driver, and the ability to work with both 3.3-volt and 5-volt server slots, the Universal PCI makes Moxa's new serial boards well adapted for use with smaller scale systems and low profile servers, as well as for devices such as POS, retail, and hospitality applications.

Moxa Technologies, established in 1987, is a leading solution provider of industrial serial, serial-to-Ethernet, and industrial Ethernet communications products. In response to the growing PCI bus technologies trend, Moxa announces its new line of low profile Universal PCI multiport serial boards that fulfill customers' PCI interface application requirements. These Universal PCI serial boards include 4 product series: CP-132U series (2 RS-422/485 ports), CP-134U series (4 RS-422/485 ports), CP-104UL series (4 RS-232 ports), and CP-168U series (8 RS-232 ports). These products, which feature a 64-byte FIFO driver that lowers the CPU loading, are capable of working with both 3.3-volt and 5-volt PCI slots. These features make the new Universal PCI serial boards excellent for providing high performance communications, and also make them ideal for use in all kinds of systems and with many types of equipment. They are particularly appropriate for use with smaller scale systems, low profile servers, and devices.

"As a leading provider of industrial device networking solutions, Moxa is committed to providing customers with a Total Solution for Industrial Device Networking," said John Lin, General Manager of Moxa Technologies. "The new Universal PCI multiport serial boards make MOXA's Serial Communication product line more complete and more competitive. But most importantly, to keep our customers' systems and applications on par with the latest technological developments, we provide our customers with products that incorporate our own cutting edge research."

In addition to the usual Universal PCI interface features, these 4 new Universal PCI serial boards have also inherited the outstanding specifications that all of MOXA's multiport serial boards have, making them suitable for industrial applications. The outstanding features include:
1. Embedded 16 KV ESD surge protection, and optional 2 KV optical isolation for RS-422/485.
2. MOXA ADDC(TM) (Automatic Data Direction Control) for easy RS-485 programming.

Except for the 8-port serial board (CP-168U), MOXA also provides a choice of low profile 2-port and 4-port serial boards. The dimensions of these low profile serial boards is only 120 x 65 mm (W x D), making them particularly suitable for applications such as POS, retail, and hospitality systems.

If you would like more information about Moxa or MOXA products, please send an e-mail to, or visit the website at

About Moxa Technologies Co., Ltd.

With more than 15 years of experience in the development and marketing of industrial communications products, and over 5,000,000 serial ports installed around the globe, Moxa Technologies is now the No. 1 serial and serial-to-Ethernet communications product supplier in Asia. Moxa's products are CE and FCC approved, and come with various interface configurations, such as ISA, PCI, and Universal PCI, and work with all major operating systems, including Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 95/98, Windows 3.x, DOS, OS/2, Linux, UnixWare, SCO Unix, Solaris, and QNX. Moxa is committed to the continual development of new technology, high performance, and reliability, as well as a friendly user-interface, to meet customers' serial, serial-to-Ethernet, and industrial Ethernet communications needs. Moxa's vision is to be the "Total Solution for Industrial Device Networking" for all industrial data communications customers.

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