ATEN Releases SN3101Serial Device Server

Product helps in remote site management of IT serial devices

ATEN Technology Inc. last week released its SN3101 3-in-1 Serial Device Server, which the company said was designed for "industrial and manufacturing" environments that need to remotely manage their IT serial devices, including PBX systems, servers, and routers.

The SN3101 supports RS-485, RS-232, and RS-422 data transfers. It also brings Ethernet connectivity to a range of serial devices that are frequently used in commercial applications, such as banking, telecommunications, environment monitoring, and more.

The product features support for Real COM Port, allowing devices that are connected to "virtual" ports to appear like they are connected directly to a local computer's COM port. Mass deployment is simplified by the included Windows utility that automatically identifies all SN3101s in a LAN, letting users manage more than one SN3101 at the same time.

Other features include compatibility with XP, Vista, and Windows 2000, as well as a TTY driver to enable support for Linux. It also supports ATEN's PON remote power distribution products.

"Our new SN3101 offers a range of uses for a number of industries including hospitals, manufacturing, retail and digital signage that use serial devices," said Sampson Yang, CEO of ATEN, in a prepared statement. "With the availability of the SN3101, ATEN gives users the ability to access and control serial devices from any computer connected to the Internet, whether down the hall or half way around the world."

Pricing for the SN3101 starts at $999.95 and includes a three-year warranty. For more information, go to

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