INTERWORLD Electronics has announced the release of the redesigned SSU-100 from Quatech. Part of the FreedomUSB Series, the SSU-100 is a single port RS-232 serial adapter for USB.
The new model is implemented with a 9-pin serial connector for use with most modern PCs. It can also transfer data at speeds up to 460.8kbps-a significant improvement over the 115.2kbps limitation on the standard serial port.
The SSU-100 provides a single RS232 serial interface to a PC via the USB port. The adapter supports serial transmission at all common legacy device bit rates.
It was designed to allow the continued use of existing application software designed for traditional serial devices, thus the SSU-100 enumerates itself as a standard COM port and consistent identification is ensured with internal unique electronic serialisation.
The SSU-100 is a low-powered device that conveniently draws its power from the USB bus itself. It supports suspend and resume operations, as well as remote wake-on-ring.
The SSU-100 is currently supported under Windows 98/Me/2000 and NT. Solaris support will be released soon. Interworld Electronics 03 95635011.