ADVANTECH has released a new extension to its family of PCI communication cards, the PCI-1610AUP. This is a 4-port RS232 Universal PCI low profile communication card.
PCI-1610AUP uses the low profile PCI MD1 form factor. This means it has the same protocol and electronic definition as standard PCI, but with only 119.91mm x 64.41mm dimensions. This makes the card suited for point-of-sale, retail and other applications with space-restrictive enclosures.
PCI-1610AUP and other PCI serial communication cards are all available for Microsoft Windows 98/2000/ME/XP and Linux, with full driver support. Advantech also bundles ICOM Tools software for testing the PCI card's performance and for configuring port settings.