|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 hub.
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.