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Comtrol Releases the New RocketLinx MC Family of Serial and Ethernet Fiber Media Converters

MINNEAPOLIS — April 8, 2009…

Comtrol Corporation (, maker of DeviceMaster® and RocketPort® device connectivity solutions, today introduced the RocketLinx™ MC family of industrial grade serial and Ethernet fiber media converters. The RocketLinx MC5001 and MC7001 products are designed for harsh environments, and are well-matched for both EMI immunity and extended fiber transmission requirements.

Comtrol’s RocketLinx MC product family is ideal for any application requiring robust, reliable serial and Ethernet communication across environments that are susceptible to surges or electrical noise, such as traffic, power, rail and industrial applications.

The RocketLinx MC5001 and MC7001 products offer a distinctive mix of features, including:

  • Support of Single-mode and Multi-mode ports for long distance transmission;
  • Extended operating temperature ranges of -20◦ to 70◦ C (MC5001) and -10◦ to 70◦ C (MC7001);
  • Wide range of DC input voltages;
  • Rigid aluminum housings that are IP30 (MC5001) and IP31 (MC7001) rated for installation in hazardous applications;
  • Support of RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485 serial communication for all models;
  • Use of terminal block wiring connectors; and
  • Use of DIP switch configuration of serial port and communication modes.

“Meeting the expanding needs of our customer base is important to Comtrol,” said Ehssan Taghizadeh, president and COO of Comtrol. “The release of the RocketLinx MC products represents the first of many products in this family that will allow Comtrol to offer a complete line of industrial fiber and Ethernet solutions.”

About Comtrol Corporation

Comtrol Corporation is a worldwide leader in device connectivity, industrial Ethernet gateways, and intelligent embedded device connectivity products for a wide range of industrial and traffic/transportation applications. The company’s RocketPort multi‐port serial card, DeviceMaster Ethernet device server and RocketLinx industrial grade Ethernet switch product lines are sold through regional, national and international distributors and by thousands of resellers and integrators worldwide. For more information, contact Comtrol Corporation at 800-926-6876 or visit

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