Serial Hub offers peripheral connectivity using Ethernet LAN.

Press Release Summary:

DeviceMaster Serial 16-Port Hub can network-enable virtually any RS-232 serial device. This 10/100 Base-T product offers 16 native COM ports and supports RS-232 serial communication with speeds up to 230 kbps. It comes bundled with PortVision serial port management software, which gives users graphical way to remotely access, manage, and configure serial devices from centrally located PC.

Original Press Release:

New DeviceMaster® 16-Port Ethernet-to-Serial Device with Free Management Software

Minneapolis, MN-Tuesday, June 22, 2004 ... Comtrol Corporation, a leading provider of serial device integration technology, recently expanded its line of DeviceMaster products to include the DeviceMaster Serial Hub 16-port product. The 10/100 Base-T 16-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, graphical PortVision(tm) serial port management console free!

Both the DeviceMaster Serial Hub 16-port product and the eight-port model announced last month deliver quick and easy peripheral connectivity using the Ethernet LAN and are ideally suited for applications where multiple peripherals are located long distances from the server.

The new DeviceMaster Serial Hub offers a LAN-attached solution, easy installation, 16 native COM ports, and superior application compatibility. It also supports RS-232 serial communication with speeds up to 230 Kbps.

The bundled packaging of DeviceMaster serial hubs with PortVision software gives network administrators an easy-to-use, affordable, graphical, and convenient way to remotely access, manage, and configure serial devices from a centrally located personal computer. PortVision software detects and graphically displays, in detail, every DeviceMaster on your network. Now, network administrators can see real-time operating conditions of each DeviceMaster at a glance.

Additionally, now through December 31, 2004, Comtrol's DeviceMaster trade-up program offers a $25/port rebate. A complete list of qualifying trade-in products and qualifying purchase products is located on Comtrol's Web site at

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 driver, surge protection, and software download information, as well as Comtrol's hardware catalog.

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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