New PCI Express Serial Card Provides Powered RS232 Connections to Enable POS, Industrial, Kiosk and Surveillance Solutions

Serial Card provides two powered RS232 (DB9) ports through a PCI Express slot - allows configuration to suit the specific requirements of powered RS232 devices

Lockbourne, OH - October 15, 2012 -, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts has announced the release of a new PCI Express Serial Card (PEX2S952PW) with selectable 5v/12v power output, which enables users to configure the voltage output of the RS232 (DB9) serial ports, based on the requirements of connected devices.

Devices that commonly use RS232 connections include industrial machinery, POS equipment, kiosks, ATMs and surveillance cameras.

Features of the new PCIe Serial Card include:

  • Two high speed RS232 serial ports with data transfer rates up to 920 Kbps
  • Selectable 5v or 12v power
  • Includes both low and full profile brackets
  • High Performance Dual Channel Oxford 16C950 UART
  • ±15KV ESD surge protection on all signal pins

“This latest addition to our serial card line opens the door to more applications, host systems and serial devices, through its flexibility as an add-on serial solution” said Carey Cline, Senior Product Manager for’s Add-on Cards product line. “The card is based on a native single-chip, single lane PCI Express architecture, and includes a half-height bracket for installations in small form factor computers, so not only will users be able to harness true PCI Express performance, they’ll also be able to install the adapter card in a wider array of systems”.

The PCI Express Serial Card with selectable power output (PEX2S952PW) is available for purchase from leading technology resellers including CDW,,, PC Connection, and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H, SYNNEX and ASI. MSRP for the PEX2S952PW is $66.99 (USD) in the United States, and $68.99 (CDN) in Canada.

For more information about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or

About is an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, has locations in the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

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