ACCES I/O Products introduced the 104I-COM-8SM Series of PCI-104 serial communication boards. The 104I-COM-8SM boards feature a selection of 8, 4, or 2-ports of field selectable RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 asynchronous serial protocols on a port by port basis. Ports are accessed via two 40-pin IDC type right angle header connectors. The 104I-COM-8SM Series PCI-104 boards are available now. Prices start at $169.
The RISC-based Korenix JetCard 5400-w is an embedded Linux single board computer (SBC). The JetCard 5400-w has an operating temperature range of -40 to +80 °C. The PCI-104 single board computer features five RJ45 Ethernet ports, one console port, one USB port, and advanced Layer-3 Router functionalities to efficiently manage extended network groups. The Ethernet ports of JetCard 5400-w are available for IPC to function as an Industrial Ethernet Switch without extra Ethernet devices (saving installation costs).