Serial-to-Ethernet Module is electrically isolated.

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Enabling designers to add Ethernet connectivity to IP networks, 1 x 2.5 in. SocketEthernet IP(TM) module integrates Ethernet bridge and complete TCP/IP protocol stack into one universal socket. Model MTXCSEM-HV connects serial devices to IP network, supporting DTE speeds to 230 Kbps. It meets EN 60601-1 requirements for medical electrical equipment safety and includes 10/100BaseT Ethernet, LED driver outputs, command line interface, and flash memory.

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Multi-Tech Announces Isolated Ethernet Embedded Module

SocketEthernet IP Meets EN 60601-1 Requirements for Medical Equipment Safety

MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 10, 2005 - Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading data communications and telecommunications technology company based in suburban Minneapolis, announced a new member of its embedded Universal Socket Connectivity family for the medical device industry. The new SocketEthernet IP(tm) module (model MTXCSEM-HV) is an electrically isolated model of the company's serial-to-Ethernet series that meets the requirements of the EN 60601-1 standard for medical electrical equipment safety. The new model provides a high-performance Ethernet bridge and a complete TCP/IP protocol stack. The SocketEthernet IP module connects serial devices to an IP network and is ideal for applications such as patient monitoring.

"Our new SocketEthernet IP module provides a fast and efficient means for the designer of medical products to add Ethernet connectivity to IP networks," states Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. "The SocketEthernet IP module can shorten the time to market for medical products and save on design resources by providing all that is necessary for an Ethernet network interface in one small convenient package. This new SocketEthernet IP module is part of a much larger family of embedded solutions that create communication-ready devices by integrating connectivity into a single universal socket design. The Universal Socket Connectivity family of products adds remote monitoring, diagnostics, data collection or virtually any communications ability to existing designs or new devices with interchangeable modules. This new Ethernet module is the second medical-specific design in the series joining the SocketModem(tm) module, a complete data, voice and fax V.92 analog modem model."

The SocketEtherent IP module, model MTXCSEM-HV, is a complete, ready-to-integrate serial-to-Ethernet module for connecting serial devices to an IP network. The MTXCSEM-HV meets the requirements of the EN 60601-1 safety standard for medical electrical equipment. It provides electrical isolation between the Ethernet network and serial interface. The SocketEthernet IP module is a space-efficient module (1inch x 2.5 inch) that integrates a high-performance Ethernet bridge as well as a complete TCP/IP protocol stack into a single, universal socket. SocketEthernet IP product supports DTE speeds to 230K bps, and includes 10/100BaseT Ethernet, LED driver outputs, a complete command line interface, central site setup and control of remote modules, and flash memory for updates.

An ISO 9001:2000 certified global manufacturer of award-winning Internet, remote access, and telephony products, Multi-Tech Systems provides end-to-end solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. Multi-Tech's products are available through a worldwide network of business partners (distributors, resellers, system integrators, ISPs, and ISVs), or in embedded solutions from OEMs.

Privately held, Multi-Tech Systems has over 60 U.S. patents and numerous international patents. The company's intellectual property portfolio includes patents covering transmission of multiplexed voice, data and video packets used in technologies such as Internet telephony, PC telephony, voice over IP or frame relay, and DSVD modems. For additional information, contact Multi-Tech at 800/328-9717 or 763/785-3500, via fax at 763/785-9874 or browse the company's World Wide Web home page at

Multi-Tech, SocketEthernet IP, and SocketModem are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.

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