Serial to USB Adaptor
(Manufactured by ATEN)
The Actisense USB to Serial
(RS232) cable, provides an external plug'n'play RS232 serial connection
for computers, notebooks, laptops, and handheld computing devices that
support the USB specification. It comes with a standard D-type 9-pin male
connector for the peripherals to plug into, and an attached 35 cm USB
cable with a type A plug for connecting to the computer's USB port or USB
The USB-1 serial cable provides any USB compliant device with a high
quality serial connection at a data transfer rate of over 230 Kbps. It
makes the USB interface transparent to the peripherals, allowing easy
interface to the USB bus, eliminating the set-up hassle normally
associated with traditional serial port connections.
The USB-1 serial cable is intelligent too - it can support multiple
adapters per PC, and will also remember the exact communication port that
each cable was last given by Windows™. This is vital to ensure that all
subsequent PC bootups will use the same setup, and communicate correctly
with the linked PC software (e.g. Chart-plotter).
As a USB specification compliant device, the USB-1 serial cable also
supports the energy-saving suspend and resume operations. Full
'handshaking' control is possible for systems that require access to the
RTS, CTS and DTR, DSR handshaking control pairs.
A data transfer or ‘handshaking’ (orange) LED is built in to the cable
housing to offer direct feedback on the status of the data connection.