- Add 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16 serial ports to a PC or thin client in minutes
- RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 serial ports (software selectable)
- USB plug-n-play alternative to PCI cards
- Galvanic isolated, industrial, compact and rugged metal models
- Rack-mount options
|Model||Edgeport Serial||Edgeport Extended Safety||Edgeport Industrial|
|Interfaces (Varies by Model)|
|Serial Ports||1, 2, 4, 8 or 16||4 (separately isolated)||1, 2, 4 or 8|
|Serial Type||RS-232||RS-232/422/485||RS-232, RS-422, RS-422/485, software selectable RS-232/422/485|
|Serial Connector||DB-9, DB-25||DB-9||DB-9|
|Serial Data Rate||230 Kbps per port simultaneously|
|Downstream USB Ports||4 (16-port models only)||1 (separately isolated)||0|
|USB||USB 1.0 and USB 1.1 compatible; backwards compatibility for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0; USB-IF certified; Plug and Play|
|LEDs||Tri-state LED displays device status and COM port activity|
|Operating Systems||Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows
Server® 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows XP®, Windows XP
Embedded, Windows CE 5, Windows CE 6 (x86 only), Windows Server
2003 R2, Windows 2000; Linux*; Sun Solaris (SPARC)**
*Driver support provided by Linux USB maintainers.
**Driver support provided by Sun.
|Cables||1-meter USB cable|
|Other (General)||Automatic port reacquisition; COM port assignments maintained across reboots; Full hardware and software flow control; No additional IRQ or memory address requirements; Low power consumption; Rack mountable; Hot-swappable; Bulk packaging and customized cabling options|
|Other (Model-Specific)||N/A||2.0 kV DC galvanic isolation on all ports||N/A|
|Power Supply||External power supply not required for models without USB ports (USB-powered);
Models with USB ports (Edgeport/421, Edgeport 416) ship with plug-mounted power supply: 120-230VAC 50-60 Hz at 5VDC @ 3 Amps max
|Operating Temperature||0° C to 55° C (32° F to 131° F)|
|Relative Humidity||0% to 95% (non-condensing)|
|Safety||EN60950, UL 1950, CSA 2.2 No. 950, IEC 950|
|Emissions/Immunity||CE, FCC Part 15, Class B, EN55022, EN55024|
Edgeport USB-to-serial converters offer an easy Plug and Play solution for COM port expansion. An external box alternative to PCI cards, Edgeport connects serial devices to a PC or server's USB port, eliminating the need to open the chassis, reconfigure and reboot. Simply plug in the Edgeport and in minutes gain up to 16 serial ports to connect bar-code scanners, printers, or any serial peripheral device.
Edgeport USB-to-serial converters offer instant I/O expansion for peripheral device connectivity. An out-of-the-box (external) alternative to PCI cards, Edgeport makes it easy to add serial, USB or parallel ports to a PC, server or thin client in minutes – without opening the chassis, reconfiguring or rebooting the system.
Designed for mission-critical enterprise applications, Edgeport is available in multiple configurations for maximum flexibility and scalability. Choose from compact form factors for space-prohibitive applications; single port “bump-in-the-cable” solutions for notebook expansion; software-selectable RS-232/422/485 models to connect any type of serial device to one box; metal enclosures for rugged applications; models with galvanic isolated ports for extended electrical safety; and DB-9 or DB-25 connectors to meet cabling requirements.
Feature-rich design, reliability and unmatched operating system support make Edgeport USB-to-serial converters ideal for mission-critical enterprise applications.