USB to Serial Adapters
Upgrade to USB connectivity without replacing peripheral hardware or application software
Technology advances and the trend towards closed box systems are significantly impacting port expansion options. In some cases the USB port is the only choice, which can be a problem if your network relies on serial devices. B&B offers a complete feature rich line of USB to Serial Adapters for just about any problem you may need to solve.
- 1,2,4,8 or 16 independent ports
- RS-232 or RS-422/485 versions
- Enumerates as standard COM ports
- Bus powered, no external power required
- Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP & OS/2
- Surge suppression available (IND versions)
- Embedded versions available (EMB versions)
Industry-leading features include fastest speeds
These USB Serial Adapters are based on the idea that taking advantage of new technology should not necessitate abandoning legacy devices and the applications written for them. Features like speed, plug-and-play and surge suppression make these USB Serial Adapters the ideal solution for a wide variety of industries such as banking, retail and industrial automation where PCs have significantly shorter lifecycles than the peripherals used with them. These USB Serial Adapters enumerate themselves as standard COM ports that are compatible with all standard RS-232 or RS-422/485 devices and the software created for them. The adapters also have a unique industrial surge suppression feature. This "IND" option is ideal for implementing USB-to-serial networks in factories, power plants, and other potentially harsh industrial environments.
Embedded USB Serial Adapters for custom enclosures
If you're looking to seamlessly connect multiple serial peripherals via a single USB port in a custom enclosure, try an Embedded USB Serial Adapter. These reliable units use the same technology as our standard products and enable manufacturers and integrators to easily incorporate multiple serial interface devices such as keypads, displays, card readers, and printers into custom enclosures that lack native serial support without changing software written for serial port communications. Available with 1, 4 or 8 independent ports, the small-footprint boards have built-in surge suppression at each serial port, necessary for maximum reliability and robustness. Mounting holes allow easy installation into cabinets and kiosks. For maximum flexibility, each port on 200/300 models can be configured as RS-422 or RS-485 in any combination, meaning a single adapter can be used to implement multiple full-duplex and half duplex multi-drop networks.