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QUATECH, represented in Australia by Interworld Electronics , has announced that its entire line of USB to RS-232 serial adapters is now supported under OS/2. The new driver is part of the latest OS/2 Device Driver Pack and is available to all current IBM Software Choice subscribers.

Quatech USB serial adapters allow legacy serial devices such as scanners, bar-code readers, printers, touch-screens, modems and card-readers to be used in new systems via the USB port just as they were used in previous systems employing older bus standards. This is particularly useful in industries such as banking, retail, hospitality and industrial automation where PCs have significantly shorter lifecycles than the peripherals used with them.

Quatech USB to RS-232 serial adapters are available with one, two, four, eight or 16 ports. They provide a seamless transition from traditional port systems, requiring no changes to software applications. They offer baud rates of up to 460.8 kbps and the only surge suppression package available for USB. All units are bus powered. In addition to OS/2, the adapters are supported under Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP and Sun Ray server software.

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