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Operating System: Windows 95/98/2000/2003/Me/NT/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.0.2088.0 / 13 Nov 2001
Computers need to work with different devices in order to perform various tasks. These devices are connected to the computer in different number of ways which can be either through a serial port that contains small pins or through a USB port. However, most of the devices that are compatible with computers on the market only come with one port and not both. Due to this it is important that a user has cables that convert the ports and make the devices compatible. One of these cables is the USB to Serial Converter. This cable allows devices that have USB ports only to be able to access devices that have serial ports only. The cable supports USB data transfers carried out between a serial interface and a USB device. USB interfaces are user friendly and at the same time have well defined protocols which have made them more dominant in recent times than the serial interfaces.
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Some computers have even been manufactured without serial ports. Some of the devices that use serial ports include printers, scanners, modems and several others and the ones that commonly use USB ports include Mice, Keyboards, external hard disks and several others. This basically means that computers that have USB ports only are able to connect to products that have serial ports only through the USB to Serial converter. The data transfer rates are not compromised and are actually very fast to a tune of up to 480Mb/s. This converter is able to work with any operating systems in the market which makes it flexible. The price is also relatively affordable. This USB to Serial converter comes with it's own drivers or they can also be downloaded from the internet for free. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and USB to Serial Converter errors before installing any driver updates.