Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Silicon Integrated Systems.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 1.3MB
Operating System: Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: v.184.108.40.206 / 26 Jun 2007
The Edgeport/8 device converts USB transmitted data to serial mode. It is plug and play compatible and works perfectly when fitted on COM Port extension. For the Edgeport/8 to be compatible with a PC, an alternative PCI card is used connected through the integrated USB port in the server. The use of a PCI USB converter eliminates the use of external chassis and has to be reconfigured and the device rebooted. The Edgeport/8 has the capability of hosting up to 16 serial ports which can be used to connect the printer, scanner, barcode reader and any other serial integrated peripheral device. The Edgeport/8 is designed with high speed signal transfer capabilities which make it ideal for use in converting large data from USB devices to serial format. The Edgeport/8 capabilities easily configures to any device depending on the application being run.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Some of the Edgeport/8 features include Edgeport compact which supports both 2 RS-232 serial ports and 2 USB ports, the Edgeport serial is also incorporated to support 1/2/4/8/16 RS-232 serial port, Models with onboard USB hub (four ports) and DB-9, DB-25, RJ-45 connectors among others. A Edgeport safety extended port is also incorporated and supports 2.0 kV DC galvanic isolation on all ports, and 4 separately isolated RS-232/422/485 serial ports. There is also an integrated multi-interface which supports 2 RS-232 serial; 1 parallel printer port and 4 USB, 2 RS-232 serial, 1 parallel printer port DB-9 connectors. The Edgeport/8 is approved by organizations such as FCC Part 15, Class B, CE, EN55022, EN60950, UL 1950, CSA 2.2 No. 950 and IEC-950 among others. Other integrated features include a play and plug capability, baud rate of 230 Kbps for serial transmission. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Edgeport/8 errors before installing any driver updates.