An easy and cost-efficient way to add RS232 serial ability to your industrial setting is this 16-port USB-to-serial adapter hub from Startech. This rack-mountable USB serial hub enables the user to add 16 serial ports (RS232), with full control from a desktop or laptop computer system utilising a single USB port. The daisy-chain function provides the user with a cost-effective and scalable way to increase the serial port count and expand as needs develop, without investing in a higher cost serial hub.
Giving full control of the serial components from a single device, the USB serial hub is an excellent choice for a multitude of applications including industrial automation, self-serve automated kiosks, and monitoring of cameras and security systems, and pin pads/pen pads.
The hub features COM port retention, which maintains the assigned serial COM port values. This guarantees that the same values are automatically re-assigned to the port given by the adapter, in the event, it is disconnected and re-connected to the host computer.
The hub features a reliable FTDI USB-to-serial chipset, which provides easy installation into a broad range of operating systems.
This rugged, all-metal chassis and rack-mountable hub fits into standard 19" server storage racks to give an efficient industrial serial solution. The solution supports an extended operating temperature range of -40C to 85C (-40F to 185F), providing reliable performance even in the toughest environments.