In a promotion for its UPort line of USB-to-serial products, Moxa is offering a Nintendo Wii, an Apple iPod video, and other assorted prizes for descriptions of USB-to-serial applications. Submissions will be accepted from September 1, 2007 to October 31, 2007.
Additional details will be available on the Moxa website, from 01/09/07.
The UPort family of USB-to-serial products gives modern PCs an easy way to connect to legacy serial devices. As small-footprint PCs have become more popular, it has become common to reduce or eliminate built-in COM ports in favor of USB ports. In addition, multiport serial boards may not be an option due to space or lack of bus slots.
Moxa’s UPort addresses this situation, allowing up to 16 COM ports to be added through one USB port. USB 2.0 performance UPort USB-to-serial hubs are the world’s first to support Hi-Speed USB 2.0 operation at 480 Mbps. With USB 2.0 performance, PCs will not encounter bottlenecks even with many serial devices connected.