Comtrol launches one-port device for serial-to-Ethernet connectivity

Minneapolis, Minn. - Comtrol Corp. began shipping Oct. 25 its DeviceMaster Primo serial port server (SPS), a new one-port solution for connecting any serial device to an Ethernet network.


Minneapolis, Minn. - Comtrol Corp. began shipping Oct. 25 its DeviceMaster Primo serial port server (SPS), a new one-port solution for connecting any serial device to an Ethernet network. Primo is the first release in Comtrol's new DeviceMaster SPS line of non-programmable device connectivity products. Future SPS models will offer Ethernet connectivity for two to 32 ports per device server.

Similar to other DeviceMaster models, Primo allows serial device connectivity to 10/100Base-T Ethernet networks; offers RS-232, -422 or -485 selectable serial interfaces; and supports TCP sockets and serial tunneling capabilities. It also includes host server software, which makes the network-connected serial ports transparently accessible and compatible with Microsoft Windows and Linux software.

Primo enables integrators and system builders to choose from more than a dozen different models of programmable and non-programmable device servers, which connect one to 64 serial devices to one Ethernet connection.

'The next generation of serial device connectivity is another step closer with the release of DeviceMaster Primo,' says Lee Stagni, Comtrol's president and coo. 'The breadth of our solution for network-connected, remotely accessible and manageable device servers is now unmatched in the industry. Since we first invented the serial multiport concentrator for the personal computer in the early 1980s, Comtrol has been the innovator in this segment. That tradition continues today with our DeviceMaster product line.'

DeviceMaster Primo enables one-to-one serial device Ethernet connectivity for many applications, including network management, industrial automation, warehouse control, building security, point-of-sale, console port management, hospital automation, self-serve banking, oil and gas transport, or any other application requiring remote access and management of serial devices.

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