Axxon Releases Industry's First PCI Express Multi-Port I/O Card

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Axxon Computer Corporation introduces the world's first PCI Express Multi-Port I/O Card suitable for installation in either x1, x4, x8, x16 lane PCI Express (PCIe) expansion slots.

We are currently the first and only manufacturer in the industry to offer such a PCI Express product family.

Axxon Computer Corporation has introduced the world's first PCI Express Multi-Port I/O Card suitable for installation in either x1, x4, x8, x16 lane PCI Express (PCIe) expansion slots.

Computer systems are being manufactured with limited or no serial / parallel ports. In addition these chassis are typically offered with the new PCIe expansion slots capable of supporting x1, x4, x8 or x16 lane traffic.

To solve this dilemma, Axxon has created a "PCI Express Multi-Port 2S1P I/O Card" which enables users to add 2 (Dual) serial + 1 (Single) EPP/ECP parallel ports to these types of motherboards without concern of the width of the PCIe expansion slot. The Axxon IC0650KB combo card is suitable for low and standard height mounting. This product is the first of a new add-on family with backwards software compatibility with mature device driver support. Serial ports are based on the advanced Oxford 16C950 UART featuring 1 Megabaud RS232 interface + IEEE1284 30kv ESD protected parallel port.

Software support is simplified via readily available device drivers for Windows, Linux, SCO, QNX and OS/2 operating systems.

"Major OEMs like Intel, IBM, Dell and HP have welcomed our innovative designs since they fill a need that no one else was able to offer" comments Kumar Bhatia, Principal Design Engineer at Axxon. "We are currently the first and only manufacturer in the industry to offer such a PCI Express product family."

In development is a complete family of add-on peripherals to fulfill the growing demand for the PCIe expansion bus. Additional PCI Express models available from Axxon include IC0652KB (PCIe 1 Parallel Port), IC0653KB (PCIe 4 RS232 Port) and IC0658KB (PCIe 2 RS232 Ports) adapters.

About Axxon:

Founded in 1985, Axxon Computer Corporation is a privately owned design firm headquartered in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Axxon specializes in unique peripheral designs implementing leading-edge technology. Axxon has achieved several notable milestones including the industry's first software configurable multi-port adapter, first Plug & Play serial port, the first Universal PCI Parallel port and the first PCI-X multiport adapter.

For more information please contact Arthur Yanamoto at 1-519-974-0163 extension 24 or visit Axxon's homepage at http://www.softio.com

Editors' Contact:

Arthur Yanamoto

01-519-974-0163, ext 24

Additional Information: http://www.softio.com/ic0650kb.htm
3979 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, Ontario, N8W 1J5 Canada

Voice: 1-519-974-0163     Fax: 1-519-974-0165     Toll Free: 1-800-361-1913

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