New RocketPort ® multi-port serial cards provide serial expansion up to 32-Ports with versatile, low-profile design options

MINNEAPOLIS — August 26, 2008…

RocketPort card insertedComtrol Corporation introduces newly enhanced RocketPort® INFINITY and EXPRESS multi-port serial expansion cards for increased application flexibility. RocketPort INFINITY and EXPRESS cards offer the most port density options available in an RocketPort INFINITY cardexpansion card, with 4 to 32 ports for connecting to even more serial devices such as printers, scanners, cameras and LCD screens. INFINITY cards provide drop-in serial port connectivity for PCI-X or PCI expansion slots, while EXPRESS cards are available for PCI Express slots. Both RocketPort INFINITY and EXPRESS cards offer an advanced, low-profile design that is half the height of comparable cards and can be easily integrated into standard servers as well as 2U rackmount servers.

RocketPort INFINITY and EXPRESS cards utilize Comtrol’s exclusive Unity ASIC chip for advanced communications, providing optimal performance at speeds up to 921Kbps. Both cards serve multiple devices with RS-232/422/485 software selectability, and numerous configuration, cable and interface options.

“With the next generation RocketPort line, we are once again leading the way—this time, with versatile, low-profile cards. RocketPort expansion cards are available in INFINITY models for applications that use legacy PCI or PCI-X connections as well as EXPRESS models to meet the emerging industry-standard PCI Express slots,” said Ehssan Taghizadeh, Comtrol President. “These innovations demonstrate how our technology is adopting more streamlined and user-friendly designs with fewer parts and greater reliability.” Taghizadeh adds, “Plus, Comtrol provides free installation assistance and technical support from a team of experienced professionals that are committed to customers’ long-term needs.”

RocketPort cards
Applications: The enhanced RocketPort INFINITY and EXPRESS cards deliver dependable connectivity and increased communication capabilities, connecting disparate serial devices to PCs and PLCs in a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications, including:

  • Factory Systems
  • SCADA Systems
  • Point-of-Sale Systems
  • Medical Systems
  • Traffic Equipment

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

  • Provide RocketPort INFINITY cards for PCI-X or uPCI connectivity
  • Offer RocketPort EXPRESS cards for PCIe connectivity
  • Feature 4 to 32 port options for connecting to numerous serial devices
  • Fit low-profile or standard height systems; software selectable and RS-232/422/485 enabled
  • Deliver communication speeds up to 921Kbps

About Comtrol

Comtrol is a worldwide leader in device connectivity, industrial Ethernet gateways, and intelligent embedded device connectivity products for a wide range of industrial and hospitality applications. Comtrol products include RocketPort in-server multi-port serial cards and modems and DeviceMaster Ethernet device 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: sales@comtrol.com Web: http://www.comtrol.com

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