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Multiport Serial Adapter

 

 

A Serial Port Adapter is a device used to allow serial peripherals to be connected to a host computer, even in the event that no serial ports are available on the host computer. This term can be used to refer to a broad variety of adapter types, including PCI, PCI Express, USB, CardBus, ExpressCard, etc. The term "Multiport" refers to the addition of multiple serial ports, using only a single connection to the host computer."