Serial Communication Card suits low-profile PCs and servers.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring universal PCI form factor, Model LPCI-COM-8SM provides 8 ports of field-selectable RS-232, RS-422, and RS485 on port by port basis. Card meets MD2 Low Profile PCI Bus Specification and can be installed in any 3.3 or 5 V PCI or PCI-X slot. Offering speeds to 921.6 K, asynchronous unit features type 16750 UART with 64 byte FIFO, auto-RTS for half-duplex RS-485 communications, and breakout cable with 8 DB-9 connectors. It is supported by all operating systems.

Original Press Release:

ACCES I/O Products Announces the First Eight-Port RS-232/422/485 Serial Communication Card in a Low-Profile Universal PCI Form Factor

SAN DIEGO, Calif.-November 11, 2004-ACCES I/O Products, Inc., a leader in cost-effective and easy-to-use serial communication and data acquisition products, introduces its Model LPCI-COM-8SM eight-port Low Profile Universal PCI serial communication card. This asynchronous card provides eight ports of field selectable RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 on a port by port basis and includes a breakout cable with eight DB-9 connectors. No expensive breakout box required! The card meets the MD2 Low Profile PCI Bus Specification and can be installed in any 3.3 or 5V PCI or PCI-X slot. The LPCI-COM-8SM is useful in applications where space is at a premium such as thin-client and high-density rack-mount servers. The LPCI line has been designed for use in retail, hospitality, postal automation, and point-of-sale system applications and industries such as gaming and defense where space is a valuable resource.

Key features include:

Eight-port field selectable RS-232/422/485 serial communication

Low Profile Universal PCI form factor for 3.3V or 5V systems Includes type 16750 UART with 64-Byte FIFO

Auto-RTS feature makes half-duplex RS-485 communications effortless

Fixed bias and jumper selectable termination provided on each transmit and receive channel simplifies cabling

Speeds up to 921.6K

Included breakout cable provides DB-9 connectors for each port, no expensive external breakout box required

Four-port and RS-232 only versions also available

The LPCI-COM-8SM serial communication card is perfect for use with today's low profile PCs and servers. These computer systems often have requirements for several different serial signals to accommodate an assortment of serial devices and may have a restricted number of PCI slots. The LPCI-COM-8SM was designed using type 16750 UARTS and includeS 64-byte transmit/receive FIFO buffers to protect against lost data in multitasking systems while maintaining 100% compatibility with all operating system COM port drivers.

The card is supported by all operating systems and includes a free DOS, Linux and Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP compatible software package. This includes sample programs and source code in "C" and Pascal for DOS, and Visual Basic, Delphi, C++ Builder, and Visual C++ for Windows. Also included is a graphical setup program in Windows. An easy-to-use Windows terminal program simplifies verification of proper operation.

ACCES I/O Products, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of PC/104, PCI and ISA analog and digital/relay I/O boards, serial communication products and wireless/distributed data acquisition products, systems and accessories. This newest addition to the Low Profile Universal PCI serial line represents yet another example of the company's dedication to utilizing new technologies and advanced research providing customers with solutions they can count on. ACCES offers one of the industry's most complete selection of PCI and PC/104 bus serial communications cards which include single, dual, quad and eight port cards in both isolated and non-isolated interfaces. All hardware comes with a 30-day, no-risk return policy and a three-year warranty. For further information, visit the company's web site at

Price: LPCI-COM-8SM - Eight-port RS-232/422/485 with breakout cable $519.00

LPCI-COM-4SM - Four-port RS-232/422/485 with breakout cable $319.00

LPCI-COM232-8 - Eight-port RS-232 only with breakout cable $329.00

LPCI-COM232-4 - Four-port RS-232 only with breakout cable $224.00

OEM & volume pricing is available.

Availability: Now

Delivery: Stock to two weeks ARO

For Further Information, Contact:

Marty Wingett or Marc Kryjewski,

Regional Sales Managers

ACCES I/O Products, Inc.

10623 Roselle Street, San Diego, CA 92121

Tel: 858.550.9559 - FAX: 858.550.7322



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