Perle Acquires Affinity Emulation Line

Amidst a flurry of growth through acquisition, Perle Systems Ltd. (Markham, Ontario) has announced a deal whereby the network and host access solution developer takes over Affinity Systems 5250 emulation card product line from Development Concepts Inc. (Lansdale, Pa.).

Perle's acquisition of Affinity is 'closely aligned with' Perle's strategy to provide connectivity products that link users to central-site computing resources, according to published reports.

In the same breath it announced the Affinity acquisition, Perle also announced the signing of a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Specialix International Ltd. (Byfleet, England), a supplier of serial communications. This transaction is subject to the completion of a due diligency process including the customary closing conditions and the approval of the relevant regulatory authorities of the respective board of directors.

--L. Greenemeier