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USB Director RS-232, 8-Port  

Use your USB port to add high-speed peripherals with ease.


Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • Compact, reliable, hot-swappable!
  • Hassle-free way to add multiple serial ports to your PC, laptop, Thin client, or server via a single USB port.

  • Further Details

  • Lower cost per port than serial boards.
  • Get high-speed ports supporting speeds of up to 230 kbps.
  • Plug-and-play!
  • Includes USB cable.
  • No external power required.
  • Configurable COM port assignment.
  • To add even more COM ports, stack multiple-port models and connect them through a hub.
  • Wide range of operating system support for Windows® users.
  • All include drivers on CD-ROM and (1) 1-m USB cable.

    Turn your PC's USB port into multiple high-speed RS-232 ports with the BLACK BOX® USB Director RS-232. Ideal for mission-critical applications, this intelligent USB-to-serial converter can be used in point-of-sale settings, for mobile computing in the field, or any place you need flexible I/O expansion!

    Use the USB Director RS-232 with printers, bar-code scanners, touch screens, security cameras, PDAs, and other peripherals. By converting the USB ports on your desktop PC, laptop, or Thin client to high-speed RS-232 DB9 serial ports, the USB Director RS-232 enables you to attach any peripheral that uses a standard serial interface to your PC—without needing a serial card.

    Installation couldn't be easier: no fiddling with PC card slots, IRQ jumpers, or device addresses. Simply plug the Type A end of the included USB cable into the USB port and the Type B end into the converter. Connections can be made without powering down the network or removing the cover of your server or PC. And, because the hot-swappable converter attaches outside the computer chassis and doesn't require a card slot, you can reduce your ongoing management and maintenance.

    The USB Director RS-232 autodetects peripheral speed and connections, so you don't have to worry about configuring different devices. Better yet, you don't have to reboot your operating system after connecting a new peripheral to your machine—the USB Director is plug-and-play! 

    Once the USB Director RS-232 drivers are loaded, the device is recognized by your PC or server automatically. An amber LED signals serial port activity on the converter, and a green LED indicates successful setup of the serial ports and normal device operation.

    The USB Director RS-232 is available with two, four, or eight ports. You can even stack multiple units for additional COM ports (as long as you connect the units through a hub).

  • Operating Systems Supported — Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows CE, Windows XP
    Speed (Maximum) — 230 kbps per port
    Standards — USB 1.0, 1.1
    UART — 128-byte buffer per direction
    CE Approval — IC1001A–IC1002A
    Connectors — IC1001A: (2) DB9; (1) USB Type B;
    IC135A: (4) DB9; (1) USB Type B;
    IC1002A; (8) DB9; (1) USB Type B
    Power — From the USB bus
    Size — IC1001A, IC135A: 1"H x 7"W x 4"D (2.5 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm);
    IC1002A: 1.75"H x 7"W x 4.25"D (4.4 x 17.8 x 10.8 cm)
    Weight — IC1001A: 0.8 lb. (0.4 kg);
    IC135A, IC1002A: 1 lb. (0.5 kg)
    These products work with:
    • USB Version 1.1 Cable (USB01)
    • USB 2.0 (4-Port) Hub
    • USB Solo (USB Serial)
    Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.

    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 1-800-316-7107.


    • USB Director RS-232 (2-Port, 4-Port, 8-Port), 4-Port
      Installation and User Guide (Jul-02)

    Product Data Sheets

    Black Box Explains

    Double Diamond Warranty
    Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)


    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The USB Director RS-232, 8-Port comes with a standard 5 Year warranty already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations
    ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.


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    Weight: 1.563 lbs.
    HxWxD: 3 x 7.5 x 9.5 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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