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RocketPort® EXPRESS Multiport Serial Cards

MINNEAPOLIS — November 13, 2007…

Comtrol Corporation introduces RocketPort® EXPRESS in-server serial port expansion cards. RocketPort EXPRESS cards utilize Comtrol’s exclusive optimized Unity ASIC chip for increased performance while providing reliable connectivity for serial devices such as printers, scanners, cameras and LCD screens. Also, these flexible serial cards are fully compatible with systems featuring x1, x2, x4, x8, x12 and x16 lane PCI Express expansion slots.

The RocketPort EXPRESS product line, Comtrol’s latest family of multiport serial adapters, offers serial communication speeds of 921 Kbps for quad-cabled and octa-cabled products, while interface connected products communicate at up to 460 Kbps. RocketPort EXPRESS cards are low profile, making them suitable for use in both standard PCs and low-profile servers. The RocketPort EXPRESS family accommodates up to 128 ports per system, and all products support software-selectable RS-232/422/485 serial communication modes to provide countless connectivity options.

“RocketPort EXPRESS cards deliver the high-speed communication and dependable performance required for successful monitoring, data logging and control on the plant floor or in remote locations,” said Ehssan Taghizadeh, president of Comtrol. “The exceptional design of RocketPort EXPRESS cards ensures total system integration by easily connecting PCs to many additional serial devices. This makes them ideal for traffic automation and other automation related industries.” Taghizadeh adds, “The RocketPort EXPRESS family provides a full line of high-density, 4- to 32-port PCIe controllers and demonstrates our commitment to providing flexible solutions for our customers.”

Applications. RocketPort EXPRESS multiport serial cards provide reliable communications and versatile connectivity for a wide range of applications, including:

  • Factory systems
  • SCADA systems
  • Point-of-sale
  • Medical systems
  • Traffic equipment

In addition, several features of RocketPort EXPRESS cards make them particularly flexible, fast and easy to use:

  • Provides PCIe x1, x2, x4, x8, x12 and x16 lane connectivity
  • Utilizes Comtrol’s exclusive Unity ASIC chip for increased performance
  • Features low-profile and standard-height compatibility
  • Connects to serial devices such as printers, scanners, cameras and LCD screens
  • Supports software-selectable RS-232/422/485 serial communication modes
  • Communicates at speeds up to 921 Kbps
  • Delivers models from 4- to 32-ports
  • Accommodates up to 128 ports per system
  • Offers quad-cabled, octa-cabled and interface connectivity options
  • Complies with European Directive RoHS

About Comtrol.

Comtrol is a worldwide leader in device connectivity, industrial Ethernet gateways, and intelligent embedded data communications for a wide range of industrial and hospitality applications. Comtrol products include in-server multiport cards and modems, Ethernet-attached hubs, and programmable device and application servers sold through more than 50 regional, national, and international distributors and thousands of resellers and integrators worldwide. For more information, contact: Comtrol Corporation 6655 Wedgwood Road, Suite 120, Maple Grove, MN 55311-3610. +1.800.926.6876 (1.800.GO ROCKET); Email: [email protected] Web:

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