Brainboxes has recently released a Bluetooth RS232 Converter (BL-521) that you
can plug on to any serial device (e.g. printer / oscilloscope / bar code scanner etc.)
and connect wirelessly. You can be up and running within
minutes, as the configuration is absolutely simple.
Set up two converters as a pair for simple cable replacement.
Alternatively, connect to one or more converters from any
Bluetooth device (e.g. PC or laptop) supporting Serial Port Profile.
Possibly the easiest Bluetooth device to set up and use - it is the
true cable replacement - allowing you to replace all your RS232
cables with a wireless network.
Use Bluetooth in test or
manufacturing to control
and monitor equipment
For volume orders the converters can be pre-set to your requirements.
The other products listed below will Bluetooth enable your
Windows desktop, laptop, or Pocket PC.
BLUETOOTH PRODUCT RANGE
CODE
CompactFlash Bluetooth Card
PCMCIA Bluetooth Card
USB Bluetooth Adaptor
RS232 Bluetooth Adaptor
RS232 Bluetooth Converter
BL-565
BL-500
BL-554
BL-510
BL-521
Serial Product Range
Go Wireless - Replace your Serial Cables
PCMCIA SERIAL CARDS
LOW PROFILE PCI RS232
Available from:
PCI RS232 - STANDARD
PCI RS232 - MULTIPORT
PCI PARALLEL & RS232
Brainboxes Limited
Unit 3c Wavertree Boulevard South
Wavertree Technology Park
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PCI RS422/485
LOW PROFILE RS422/485
UNIVERSAL PCI 3.3V/ 5V
BRAINBOXES PROFILE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
BRAINBOXES PROFILE
Brainboxes is a world leading designer and manufacturer of PC data communications hardware.
Since 1984, substantial investments in both R&D and manufacturing expertise have gained
Brainboxes a reputation for products that are easy-to-use, highly configurable, and extremely reliable.
All hardware design, software design, and product manufacture is done in-house at our Liverpool
headquarters giving us an unparalleled level of flexibility and control.
In 1994 Brainboxes formed part of the first wave of companies to achieve the global ISO9001 quality
management standard. Building on this foundation, in 2001 we were one of the first companies
to move to the new ISO9001:2000 standard that covers every aspect of Brainboxes' design,
manufacture, and customer support functions.
We began designing and manufacturing serial communications cards in 1990 and have continued to
develop and expand our extensive product range. We subsequently demonstrated our commitment to
wireless technologies and our technical expertise when in January 2001, we became one of only 50
companies worldwide to have a Bluetooth™ SIG qualified product - the Bluetooth PCMCIA card.
This clearly illustrates the company's position at the forefront of developments in Bluetooth wireless
technology. Brainboxes is one of very few companies worldwide to have entirely developed all of its
Bluetooth hardware and Windows™ software stack, which has given us an unrivalled in-depth
understanding at all levels of the technology.
We have continued to develop leading edge products, meeting the most stringent qualification tests.
Brainboxes' mission is to provide innovative, small form factor,
PC data communication products. As a customer you benefit
from our 'Perfect Fit, Custom Design' facility, built on many years
of expertise. This saves you the costs associated with developing
these facilities in-house.
UNIVERSAL PCI
Over the next few months, more and more PCs will appear with
3.3V only slots. Early in 2003 we released the first of our range of 3.3V and 5V compliant cards
to cater for servers released with only 3.3V slots. By the end of 2003 we will have revised our
whole range of serial cards to make them 3.3V and 5V compliant. This is part of our policy to
provide future-proof solutions and stay ahead of all the latest standards, so that our customers
need have no concerns about future compatibility. For details of the latest Universal PCI cards
check out www.brainboxes.com
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BRAINBOXES PROFILE
GUIDE TO SERIAL COMMUNICATIONS - RS232 & RS422/485
APPLICATIONS AND SOLUTIONS
PCMCIA SERIAL CARDS
LOW PROFILE PCI RS232 SERIAL CARDS
PCI RS232 SERIAL CARDS
PCI RS232 - CABLED MULTIPORT SERIAL CARDS
PCI PARALLEL & RS232 CARDS
PCI & LOW PROFILE PCI RS422/485 SERIAL CARDS
PCI OPTO ISOLATED RS422/485 SERIAL CARDS
BLUETOOTH OVERVIEW
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GUIDE TO SERIAL COMMUNICATIONS - RS232 & RS422/485
RS232 STANDARD
DCD
RXD
TXD
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
RS232 is the best-known industry standard providing
asynchronous serial communication using ± 12 Volt logic levels
over distances up to 100 feet, at speeds up to 921,600 Baud.
RS422 STANDARD
RS422 allows one transmitter and up to 10 receivers with
data transmission rates up to 10 Megabits per second for
distances up to 40 feet and up to 100 Kilobits per second for
distances up to 4000 feet (1219 metres).
To achieve good long distance noise immunity, 2 wires are used
to carry each signal, configured as a twisted pair of cables. The
TXD pair and RXD pair are used to carry the data whilst the
RTS pair and CTS pair lines are used for handshaking. Thus
2 twisted pairs are used without handshaking and 4 twisted
pair cable is used with handshaking.
TXD
RXD
RTS
CTS
DSR
GND
DCD
DTR
RI
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Pin1
Pin2
Pin3
Pin4
Pin5
Pin6
Pin7
Pin8
Pin9
Pin2
Pin3
Pin4
Pin5
Pin6
Pin7
Pin8
Pin20
Pin22
TXD- :
TXD+ :
RTS- :
RTS+ :
GND :
RXD- :
RXD+:
CTS- :
CTS+ :
Pin1
Pin2
Pin3
Pin4
Pin5
Pin6
Pin7
Pin8
Pin9
RS232 [9 Pin] Pinouts
RS232 [25 Pin] Pinouts
RS422 Pinouts
RS485 STANDARD
RS485, based on the RS422 standard allows up to 32 driver/receivers pairs on a party line
data bus. Whilst only one of these should be transmitting data at any time, the rest can all
simultaneously listen to the data. Handshaking is performed by a software protocol. Two twisted
pairs form a full duplex system.
Often only one twisted pair cable is used as the TXD and RXD lines are tied together; this is known
as half duplex mode. Traditionally, the RTS signal is used as the party line control to tristate the PC's
transmitter, but in multitasking operating systems the only reliable method is hardware autogating.
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RS232 APPLICATIONS
Credit Card Touchscreen
Reader
Cash
Drawer
Barcode
Scanner
Weighing
Scales
Modem
Printer
Notes
Counter
Cheque
Scanner
Customer
Display
Retail PC
RETAIL
Brainboxes RS232 serial cards are used
widely in PC based point of sale
equipment. They provide a cost effective
way to connect equipment such as
displays, scales, credit card readers etc.
Powered cards are also available.
BANKING
RS232 serial cards are used by major banks to connect
cheque readers and cash counters to staff PCs.
Brainboxes cards are chosen because of high reliability.
UART
Theodolite
Rugged
Tablet PC
KIOSKS
As low profile PCs become more
common in kiosks, Brainboxes RS232
cards are used to connect touchscreens,
printers, and modems.
Modem
Receipt
Printer
The industry standard 16550
UART (Universal Asynchronous
Receiver / Transmitter) runs at
115,200 baud and provides a
16 byte input and 16 byte
output FIFO buffer for each
serial port allowing high data
rates without data loss or
overrun errors in todays
multitasking operating systems.
Other UARTs (e.g. 16750)
provide larger FIFO buffers and /
or higher data throughput.
PC
Turnstile
SURVEYING
Surveyors use laptop PCs to collate data from GPS and
surveying instruments. Brainboxes PCMCIA cards provide
an excellent way to add extra serial ports to the laptop.
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Touchscreen
IDENTIFICATION
Fitness clubs, nightclubs and other venues
requiring ID, use swipe cards readers
connected to a PC using a Brainboxes
RS232 card. The same card
will also connect a touchscreen and
turnstile controller.
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RS422/485 APPLICATIONS
Gaming Machines
Room
Control
Unit
RS485 AUTOGATING
Autogating is implemented on
all Brainboxes PCI RS485 cards
to automatically detect the start
and finish of data transmission.
This guarantees a rapid "receive
turnaround" in half duplex
operations, therefore preventing
data loss.
Electronic
Door Lock
Server
GAMING
Cash Counter
RS422/485 card in PC links gaming
equipment (slot machines and one
armed bandits) with cash counters etc.
in an industrial network. Brainboxes’
wide range of RS422/485 cards provide
a perfect fit solution.
Time & Attendance Unit
HOTEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Brainboxes cards are used to create hotel management
networks. These RS485 networks connect climate
control units and door locks in bedrooms with central
PCs. Time and attendance units can also be added,
for efficient running of the hotel.
THEATRE LIGHTING
Brainboxes RS422/485 cards are used
to give a PC full control over theatre
lighting systems switching lights on and
off or dimming them
as appropriate.
Security Cameras
Alarm
Motion
Sensor
Motion
Sensor
Motion
Sensor
SECURITY
RS422/485 cards enable a low cost and robust
network connecting security control rooms to motion
sensors and controlling cameras.
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SCOREBOARDS
Opto-isolation is essential for situations
where power spikes are likely.
Opto-isolated cards are often used in
stadiums to connect scoreboards over
long distances.
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PCMCIA SERIAL CARDS
PCMCIA SERIAL CARDS
Increased performance and falling prices are making laptops and handheld PCs the standard
tools for business. They are powerful enough to replace desktop computers; portable enough
to be used by field sales staff; and versatile enough for service engineers.
Brainboxes PCMCIA cards are designed to take full advantage of this mobile processing
power. They have all the features of the high performance PCI cards, allowing you to use
your laptop as a true desktop replacement. Available as either RS232 or RS422/485
Velocity cards with speeds of up to 921,600 baud, they are ideal for anyone needing fast
access to serial data from their laptop. Convenient removable cables terminate in industry
standard 9 pin male 'D' connectors.
Theodolite
SURVEYING
Surveyors use laptop PCs to
collate data from GPS and
surveying instruments.
Brainboxes PCMCIA cards
provide an excellent way to add
extra serial ports to the laptop.
FEATURES COMMON ACROSS THE RANGE
PM-020
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Maximum baud rate: up to 921,600
FIFO buffer per port: 128 byte
CE Marked
Plug & Play - auto configuring of interrupt and address
Type II PCMCIA
Use in tablet, desktop, laptop, and Pocket PCs
Removable cables terminate in industry standard
9 pin 'D' connectors
• For pinouts see p2
PM-010
RS422/485 Specific:
• Configurable as full or half duplex
• Hardware autogating for guaranteed no data loss
in cheaper half-duplex cabling systems (see p5).
• Zener diodes provide transient spike protection
Rugged
Tablet PC
PM-120
IDEAL FOR USE WITH
PCMCIA SERIAL CARDS
PORTS
CODE
PCMCIA 1 PORT RS232
1 x 9 pin
PM-020
PCMCIA 2 PORT RS232
2 x 9 pin
PM-010
PCMCIA 1 PORT RS422/485
1 x 9 pin
PM-120
PCMCIA 2 PORT RS422/485
2 x 9 pin
PM-121
TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
EMAIL: SALES@BRAINBOXES.COM
WEB: WWW.BRAINBOXES.COM
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Surveying equipment
Test & measurement instrumentation
Mobile data collection
GPS equipment
Metering
Bar code readers
Mobile phone connections
Label printers
Motion sensors
Controlling security cameras
Access control systems
Controlling robotic equipment
PM-121
Drivers information for all
cards on this page
• Windows Server 2003, and
Windows XP signed drivers
• Drivers for Windows Server 2003,
XP, 2000, Millennium, 98,
Pocket PC, Windows CE,
and Linux*
*Limited Support
Logo Approved
PM-020
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LOW PROFILE PCI RS232
LOW PROFILE PCI RS232
SERIAL CARDS
Low profile PCI is similar to standard PCI in terms of protocols, signals, and drivers, but uses
a more compact form factor with a shorter raw card and new mounting bracket. The new
generation of PCs with low profile PCI are especially popular in the hotel, banking, and retail
industry because of their reduced footprint. They are used to connect peripheral devices such
as cheque readers, credit card readers and barcode readers.
All the multiport (cabled) low profile cards are supplied with fully moulded cables.
FEATURES COMMON ACROSS THE RANGE
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CC-235
Maximum baud rate: 115,200
FIFO buffer per port: 16byte
CE Marked
Plug & Play - auto configuring of interrupt and address
For pinouts see p2
BANKING
CC-253
IDEAL FOR USE WITH
RS232 serial cards are used
by major banks to connect
cheque readers and cash
counters to staff PCs.
Brainboxes cards are chosen
because of high reliability.
Printer
Notes
Counter
LOW PROFILE PCI RS232 CARDS
Cheque
Scanner
PORTS
3.3/5V
CODE
LOW PROFILE PCI 1 PORT RS232
1 x 9 pin
5V
CC-235
LOW PROFILE PCI 2 PORT RS232
2 x 9 pin
3.3/5V
CC-253
LOW PROFILE PCI 2 PORT RS232 & LPT
2 x 9 pin & 1 x LPT
5V
CC-249
LOW PROFILE PCI 4 PORT RS232
4 x 9 pin
3.3/5V
CC-260
LOW PROFILE PCI 4 PORT RS232
4 x 25 pin
3.3/5V
CC-271
TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
EMAIL: SALES@BRAINBOXES.COM
WEB: WWW.BRAINBOXES.COM
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Test & measurement instrumentation
Data collection
GPS equipment
Bar code readers
Label printers
Touch screens
Motion sensors
Controlling security cameras
Access control equipment
Gaming machines
Weighing scales
Credit card readers
Display equipment
Controlling robotic equipment
Cheque readers
Cash counters
PIN pads
Cash drawers
Smart card readers
Plotters
CC-249
CC-260
Drivers information for all
cards on this page
• Windows Server 2003, and
Windows XP signed drivers
• Drivers for Windows Server 2003,
XP, 2000, Millennium, 98, 95,
NT, DOS, Linux*, and OS/2
*Limited Support
Logo Approved
CC-235
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PCI RS232 SERIAL CARDS
PCI RS232 SERIAL CARDS
STANDARD & HIGH SPEED
RS232 is one of the best-known industry standards, used to connect literally millions of devices
to PCs. All Brainboxes serial cards are host processor controlled, giving the best performance
possible with virtually no latency in today's fast machines. Brainboxes RS232 serial port cards
are all half-size cards and the standard PCI 2 Port RS232 cards have the option to add an extra
LPT port. They are ideal for connecting bar code scanners, PIN pads, external modems, label
printers, or any other RS232 device.
IDENTIFICATION
Fitness centres, nightclubs and
other venues requiring ID, use
swipe cards readers connected
to a PC using a Brainboxes
RS232 card. The same card
will also connect a touchscreen
and turnstile controller.
CC-246
• Maximum baud rate: 115,200 (standard)
230,400 (Photon), 921,600 (Velocity)
• FIFO buffer per port: 16byte (standard)
128byte (Photon), 64byte (Velocity)
• CE Marked
• Plug & Play - auto configuring of interrupt and address
• For pinouts see p2
CC-250
IDEAL FOR USE WITH
Turnstile
PCI RS232 SERIAL CARDS
PORTS
3.3/5V
CODE
PCI 1 PORT RS232
1 x 9 pin
5V
CC-246
PCI 2 PORT RS232
2 x 9 pin
5V
CC-257
PCI 2 PORT RS232 (9&25)
1 x 9 & 1 x 25 pin
5V
CC-250
Optional extra LPT adaptor cable for CC-257/250
1 x LPT
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CC-032
PCI 2 PORT PHOTON RS232
2 x 9 pin
5V
CC-607
PCI 2 PORT VELOCITY RS232
2 x 9 pin
5V
CC-302
PCI 3 PORT RS232
3 x 9 pin
5V
CC-431
PCI 3 + 1 PORT RS232 (4x9)
4 x 9 pin
5V
CC-420
TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
FEATURES COMMON ACROSS THE RANGE
EMAIL: SALES@BRAINBOXES.COM
WEB: WWW.BRAINBOXES.COM
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Test & measurement instrumentation
Data collection
GPS equipment
Bar code readers
Label printers
Touch screens
Motion sensors
Controlling security cameras
Access control equipment
Gaming machines
Weighing scales
Credit card readers
Display equipment
Controlling robotic equipment
Cheque readers
Cash counters
PIN pads
Cash drawers
Smart card readers
Plotters
CC-431
CC-420
Drivers information for all
cards on this page
• Windows Server 2003, and
Windows XP signed drivers
• Drivers for Windows Server 2003,
XP, 2000, Millennium, 98, 95,
NT, DOS, Linux*, and OS/2
*Limited Support
Logo Approved
CC-246
CC-257
CC-431
CC-420
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PCI RS232 - CABLED
PCI RS232 - CABLED
MULTIPORT SERIAL CARDS
STANDARD & HIGH SPEED
Multiport cards provide a neat and robust way to add up to 8 serial ports to a single PCI slot.
Several cards can be used in a single PC, meaning that up to 40 serial ports can be added to
a PC with 5 free expansion slots. They are ideal for terminal servers and test beds as all ports
are able to transmit data simultaneously at full speed. They also provide a cost effective way
to add several modems to a server. Brainboxes multiport cards are all half-size cards.
Credit Card Touchscreen Cash
Reader
Drawer
RETAIL
Barcode
Scanner
Brainboxes RS232 serial
cards are used widely in PC
based point of sale equipment.
They provide a cost effective
way to connect equipment
such as displays, scales,
credit card readers etc. A wide
range of powered cards are
also available.
Weighing
Scales
Modem
Customer
Display
Retail PC
PCI RS232 - CABLED MULTIPORT CARDS
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
2
4
4
4
4
4
8
8
8
8
PORT
PORT
PORT
PORT
PORT
PORT
PORT
PORT
PORT
PORT
RS232 (2x9)
RS232 (4x9)
RS232 (4x9)
RS232 (4x25)
PHOTON RS232
PHOTON RS232
RS232 (8x9)
RS232 (8x25)
PHOTON RS232
PHOTON RS232
(4x9)
(4x25)
(8x9)
(8x25)
PORTS
3.3/5V
CODE
2
4
4
4
4
4
8
8
8
8
3.3/5V
5V
3.3/5V
5V
5V
5V
5V
5V
5V
5V
CC-734
CC-268
CC-701
CC-265
CC-618
CC-640
CC-279
CC-275
CC-629
CC-662
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x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
9 pin
9 pin
9 pin
25 pin
9 pin
25 pin
9 pin
25 pin
9 pin
25 pin
For details of equivalent ISA products contact sales@brainboxes.com
TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
EMAIL: SALES@BRAINBOXES.COM
WEB: WWW.BRAINBOXES.COM
FEATURES COMMON ACROSS THE RANGE
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Maximum baud rate: 115,200 (Standard), 230,400 (Photon)
FIFO buffer per port: 16byte (Standard), 128byte (Photon)
CE Marked
Plug & Play - auto configuring of interrupt and address
Fully moulded cables terminate in industry standard
9 or 25 pin 'D' connectors
• For pinouts see p2
CC-734
IDEAL FOR USE WITH
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Test & measurement instrumentation
Data collection
GPS equipment
Bar code readers
Receipt and label printers
Touch screens
Motion sensors
Controlling security cameras
Access control equipment
Gaming machines
Weighing scales
Credit card readers
Display equipment
Controlling robotic equipment
Cheque readers
Cash counters
PIN pads
Cash drawers
Smart card readers
Plotters
CC-268
CC-279
Drivers information for all
cards on this page
• Windows Server 2003, and
Windows XP signed drivers
• Drivers for Windows Server 2003,
XP, 2000, Millennium, 98, 95,
NT, DOS, Linux*, and OS/2
*Limited Support
Logo Approved
CC-268
CC-265
CC-279
CC-275
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PCI PARALLEL & RS232
PCI PARALLEL & RS232
SERIAL CARDS
Parallel ports are used extensively in business and industry as a proven and stable method of
connecting a wide variety of peripherals to PCs. Brainboxes Parallel & RS232 cards provide an
excellent dual solution - LPT and RS232 ports on a single card gives added expandability,
without taking up extra valuable PCI slots. Economical print servers can be built by using
several of these cards in one PC. Attaching graphics printers directly to your server minimizes
the impact of large print files on network bandwidth. Both cards are half-size cards and the
LPT ports are standard centronic printer ports with bi-directional data transfer.
FEATURES COMMON ACROSS THE RANGE
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Maximum baud rate: 115,200 (RS232)
FIFO buffer per port: 16byte (RS232)
CE Marked
Plug & Play - auto configuring of interrupt and address
Fully moulded cables terminate in industry standard
9 or 25 pin 'D' connectors
• For pinouts see p2
CC-475
KIOSKS
Touchscreen
As low profile PCs become
more common in kiosks,
Brainboxes RS232 cards are
used to connect touchscreens,
printers, and modems.
Modem
Receipt
Printer
PC
PCI PARALLEL & RS232 CARDS
PORTS
PCI 1 PORT LPT + 1 PORT RS232
1 x 9 pin & 1 x LPT
Optional extra RS232 adaptor cable for CC-475
1 x 9 pin
PCI 2 PORT LPT + 2 PORT RS232
2 x 9 pin & 2 x LPT
3.3/5V
EMAIL: SALES@BRAINBOXES.COM
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Test & measurement instrumentation
Data collection
Print servers
Scanners
Tape / zip storage drives
Web cams
Weighing scales
Parallel to SCSI adaptors
External CD drives
PC-to-PC transfer (e.g. Laplink type applications)
CC-468
CODE
5V
CC-475
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CC-027
5V
CC-468
For details of equivalent ISA products contact sales@brainboxes.com
TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
IDEAL FOR USE WITH
WEB: WWW.BRAINBOXES.COM
Drivers information for all
cards on this page
• Windows Server 2003, and
Windows XP signed drivers
• Drivers for Windows Server 2003,
XP, 2000, Millennium, 98, 95,
NT, DOS, Linux*, and OS/2
*Limited Support
Logo Approved
CC-475
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PCI & LOW PROFILE PCI
RS422/485
PCI & LOW PROFILE PCI
RS422/485 SERIAL CARDS
VELOCITY & ULTRA
RS422/485 cards are widely used in industry for communications over long distances (RS485
allows for up to 32 driver/receiver pairs on a party line data bus up to 4000 feet). All of our
PCI RS422/485 cards have terminating resistors with fail-safe open/short circuit detection. In
addition, they each have hardware autogating - automatically detecting the start and finish of
data transmission, and guaranteeing rapid turnaround in half duplex operation, thus preventing
data loss. This enables the use of lower cost, half duplex cabling solutions especially for large
factory installations (if supported by the remote equipment).
HOTEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Brainboxes cards are used to
create hotel management
networks. These networks
connect climate control units
and door locks in bedrooms
with central PCs. Time and
attendance units can also be
added, for efficient running of
the hotel.
Room
Control
Unit
FEATURES COMMON ACROSS THE RANGE
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Electronic
Door Lock
CC-320
Maximum baud rate: 921,600 (Velocity), 18 Mbaud (Ultra)
FIFO buffer per port: 64byte (Velocity), 128byte (Ultra)
CE Marked
Plug & Play - auto configuring of interrupt and address
Fully moulded cables terminate in industry standard
9 or 25 pin 'D' connectors
For pinouts see p2
Configurable as full or half duplex
Hardware autogating for guaranteed no data loss
in cheaper half-duplex cabling systems (see p5).
Zener diodes provide transient spike protection
CC-525
IDEAL FOR USE WITH
CC-313
• Controlling robotic equipment
• Factory automation & networking
• Score boards
Server
PCI RS422/485 SERIAL CARDS
LOW PROFILE PCI 1 PORT VELOCITY RS422/485
Time & Attendance Unit
• Remote displays
PORTS
3.3/5V
CODE
1 x 9 pin
5V
CC-320
• Control, test, and measurement equipment
• Broadcast cameras in TV studios
PCI 1 PORT VELOCITY RS422/485
1 x 9 pin
5V
CC-324
PCI 2 PORT VELOCITY 1 x RS232 & 1 x RS422/485
2 x 9 pin
5V
CC-357
PCI 2 PORT VELOCITY RS422/485
2 x 9 pin
5V
CC-313
• Access control
PCI 2 PORT VELOCITY ULTRA 18Mb RS422/485
2 x 9 pin
5V
CC-525
• Warehouse management systems
PCI 4 PORT VELOCITY RS422/485 (4x9)
4 x 9 pin
5V
CC-346
• Lighting systems control
For details of equivalent ISA products contact sales@brainboxes.com
TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
EMAIL: SALES@BRAINBOXES.COM
WEB: WWW.BRAINBOXES.COM
CC-346
• Biometrics equipment
• Weighing scales
• Building automation systems
• Onboard ship monitoring
Drivers information for all
cards on this page
• Windows Server 2003, and
Windows XP signed drivers
• Drivers for Windows Server 2003,
XP, 2000, Millennium, 98, 95,
NT, DOS, Linux*, and OS/2
*Limited Support
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PCI OPTO-ISOLATED
RS422/485
PCI OPTO-ISOLATED
RS422/485 SERIAL CARDS
VELOCITY
Optical isolation provides greater protection for both card and PC from electrical current surges.
FEATURES COMMON ACROSS THE RANGE
It also improves noise immunity by isolating PC from card's transmit ground. The opto-isolated
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cards listed below have optical isolation of ±1500V DC/1000V AC. On board terminating
resistors provide full fail-safe open/short circuit protection.
They are ideal for use in situations where 'floating grounds' are likely, for example where
portable generators are in use, or where there is a high risk of power surges from lightning
strikes or cable ruptures.
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SCOREBOARDS
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Opto-isolation is essential for
situations where power spikes
are likely. Opto isolated cards
are often used in stadiums
to connect scoreboards over
long distances.
Maximum baud rate: 921,600
FIFO buffer per port: 64byte
CE Marked
Plug & Play - auto configuring of interrupt and address
Fully moulded cables terminate in industry standard
9 or 25 pin 'D' connectors
For pinouts see p2
Configurable as full or half duplex
Hardware autogating for guaranteed no data loss
in cheaper half-duplex cabling systems (see p5).
Zener diodes provide transient spike protection
CC-310
CC-368
IDEAL FOR USE WITH
• Controlling robotic equipment
• Factory automation & networking
• Score boards
• Remote displays
• Control, test, and measurement equipment
• Broadcast cameras in TV studios
• Biometrics equipment
PCI RS422/485 SERIAL CARDS
PORTS
3.3/5V
CODE
• Weighing scales
PCI 2 PORT OPTO ISOLATED RS422/485
2 x 9 pin
5V
CC-310
• Access control
PCI 4 PORT OPTO ISOLATED RS422/485
4 x 9 pin
5V
CC-368
• Warehouse management systems
For details of equivalent ISA products contact sales@brainboxes.com
• Lighting systems control
• Building automation systems
• Onboard ship monitoring
TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
EMAIL: SALES@BRAINBOXES.COM
WEB: WWW.BRAINBOXES.COM
Drivers information for all
cards on this page
• Windows Server 2003, and
Windows XP signed drivers
• Drivers for Windows Server 2003,
XP, 2000, Millennium, 98, 95,
NT, DOS, Linux*, and OS/2
*Limited Support
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Bluetooth Wireless Technology:
Connect Without Cables
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A mini personal network with
devices in your radio 'bubble'
Bluetooth is a simple instant radio solution that allows different devices
to talk to each other. Since Bluetooth devices are radios, they can even
communicate through walls or over distances of up to 100m.
”
'Personal Area Networking' aptly describes Bluetooth's best feature - a mini
personal network with devices in your radio 'bubble'.
Brainboxes has an extensive, growing range of Bluetooth products.
What can I do with Bluetooth?
Bluetooth makes the sharing and exchange of information between mobile or static
devices as simple as possible. Whether at home, on the move, or in the office it can be
used for networking, sharing files, synchronizing information, email, Internet access,
printing, and more.
In industry it can be used to wirelessly control equipment and machinery - perfect for
servicing inaccessible devices.
Email anywhere by connecting your laptop
or Pocket PC to your Bluetooth phone
Synchronize data quickly and
wirelessly between your Pocket PC,
phone, and computer using Bluetooth
Stay linked to your LAN via a
Bluetooth network access point
to access emails, Internet, and
shared data
TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
Connect wirelessly to a Bluetooth
printer to easily print copies of
your documents
Connect to the Internet from
anywhere at home via a Bluetooth
broadband modem
EMAIL: SALES@BRAINBOXES.COM
WEB: WWW.BRAINBOXES.COM
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