- Two RS-232 devices can share a PC RS-232 port
- Cascade combiners to connect many devices
- Automatic or software PC access control
- Quick, easy installation – may be left in place
Monitor and control multiple scales, scanners, terminals or other serial devices with a single PC. Economizes systems by connecting a PC port to several data sources – ideal for devices requiring only intermittent access. The first device to send captures the data path, locking out other lines. Data flow may also be software controlled using the RTS line. Data from the host PC is sent to all attached devices. Port combiners can be cascaded by connecting the master port of each successive unit to one of the slave ports of the preceding unit. Each additional port combiner adds one slave port to the system. Model 232PTC9 requires an external 12 VDC @ 100 mA power supply (sold separately).