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Connects Serial Devices to an IP Network Using 802.11b

MINNEAPOLIS, AUGUST 14, 2007 — Multi-Tech® Systems, Inc., a leading data communications technology company, based in suburban Minneapolis, is announcing a new member of its MultiConnect™ family of external device servers that connect serial interfaced products to a variety of communications networks. Specifically, the new MultiConnect WF Device Server provides a serial to IP network interface via 802.11b wireless networking. It provides the ability to turn virtually any legacy serial device into Wi-Fi® IP connected equipment.

"The advantage of this product is straightforward from the end-user perspective," states Dan Nelson, Vice President of Sales North America for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. "If the user is setting up a Wi-Fi network and has serial interface equipped items that need connection, the user can just plug in a MultiConnect WF. From an engineering perspective, the MultiConnect can also adapt existing products to new Wi-Fi networks via existing serial ports."

Reliable Controls The MultiConnect WF device server provides the ability to IP-enable serial devices allowing more options for data acquisition, device management, and industrial control than would otherwise be available. The device server integrates a processor, proprietary operating system, TCP/IP stack, and an 802.11b wireless network connection to provide a complete serial-to-Wi-Fi connectivity solution.

The MultiConnect WF device server is packaged in a rugged, industrial chassis with an RS-232 interface connector and an 802.11b wireless interface. It can be desktop or panel mounted. LEDs provide visual monitoring of link, activity, several RS-232 signals and power. It is available with external or RS-232 power options.

The MultiConnect WF device server also features flash memory, which allows for easy firmware updates. These upgrades allow the user to stay current with the latest enhancements that Multi-Tech has to offer.

Multi-Tech Systems is an ISO 9001:2000 certified global manufacturer of telephony, Internet and device networking products connecting voice and data over IP networks. Multi-Tech Systems has 75 U.S. patents and numerous international patents. For more information visitt www.multitech.com.
 

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