Serial Hub delivers peripheral connectivity.

Press Release Summary:

DeviceMaster® 10/100 Base-T 8-port hub, available with PortVision(TM) serial port management console, can network-enable any RS-232 serial device. Using Ethernet LAN, product is suited for applications where peripherals are located long distances from server. Unit supports RS-232 serial communication with speeds up to 230 Kbps. Included software locates and remotely configures and manages device servers over network from centralized PC.

Original Press Release:

New DeviceMaster® Serial Hub with Free Software

Minneapolis, MN-Monday, May 10, 2004 ... Comtrol Corporation, a leading provider of serial device integration technology, has a new serial hub in its line of DeviceMaster products. The 10/100 Base-T eight-port hub can network-enable virtually any RS-232 serial device.

Customers who currently own, purchase, or upgrade to DeviceMaster serial hubs or device servers can receive Comtrol's new PortVision(tm) serial port management console free!

The DeviceMaster Serial Hub delivers quick and easy peripheral connectivity using the Ethernet LAN. It is ideally suited for applications where peripherals are located long distances from the server.

This new serial hub is easy to install. It offers eight native COM ports, a LAN-attached solution, and superior application compatibility. It also supports RS-232 serial communication with speeds up to 230 Kbps.

PortVision software offers breakthrough efficiency at locating and remotely configuring and managing device servers over a network from one, centralized personal computer. PortVision software detects and graphically displays every DeviceMaster server on your network. Now, network administrators see real-time operating conditions of each device server at a glance. The bundled packaging of DeviceMaster serial hubs and device servers with PortVision software gives network administrators an easy-to-use, affordable, graphical, and convenient way to access, manage, and configure serial devices from a centrally located personal computer.

Full-color literature on both DeviceMaster Serial Hub and PortVision products is available by contacting the company directly, or downloading them from the Web site at

From the Web site, there are additional links to device server, device driver, surge protection, and software download information, as well as Comtrol's Hardware Finder.

For more information about Comtrol's other device connectivity solutions, contact Comtrol at 800-926-6876 or visit Comtrol's Web site at

About Comtrol Corporation

Comtrol Corporation, based in Minneapolis, is a leading global provider of device connectivity, data communication, and enterprise integration technologies. The company's flagship brands-DeviceMaster and RocketPort® products-include in-server serial expansion cards, application and device servers, and application software. For additional information, visit the Comtrol Web site at or call 800-926-6876.

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