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USB Director RS-232, Single-Port  

Here's a handy way to turn your USB port into a high-speed serial port.


Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • Enables you to add a serial port to your PC, laptop, Thin client, or server via a single USB port.
  • An easy, economical alternative to installing a serial board in your PC.
  • Port speeds up to 230 kbps.
  • Plug-and-play!
  • Low-profile design conserves space.

  • Further Details

  • No external power required.
  • Configurable COM port assignment.
  • Wide range of operating system support for Windows® users.
  • Compact, reliable, hot-swappable!

  • Add a high-speed RS-232 serial port to your PC or server using its USB port. The single-port Black Box® USB Director RS-232 makes it easy to connect and disconnect your modems and printers.

    You can use this intelligent USB-to-serial converter in point-of-sale settings, for mobile computing in the field, or any place you require flexible I/O expansion. Hook it up to your bar-code scanners, touch screens, security cameras, PDAs, and other peripherals.

    By converting the USB port on your desktop PC, laptop, or Thin client to a high-speed RS-232 DB9 serial port, the USB Director RS-232 enables you to attach any peripheral that uses a standard serial interface to your PC. It's the economic alternative to installing a serial card in your computer.

    To install the USB Director RS-232, you simply plug the Type A end of the included USB cable into the USB port and the Type B end into the converter. You can make connections without powering down the network or removing the cover of your server or PC. This hot-swappable converter attaches outside the computer chassis and doesn't require a card slot. Plus you don't need to set IRQ jumpers and device address.

    Plus, there's no need to worry about configuring the attached device. The USB Director RS-232 autodetects peripheral speed and connections. And, after connecting a new peripheral to your machine, you don't have to reboot your operating system—the device is plug-and-play!

    Need more COM ports? You can connect up to four of the single-port USB Director RS-232 units to a hub. Or order one of our 2-, 4-, or 8-port USB Director RS-232 models (IC1001A, IC135A, IC1002A). For details, see Related Items or contact our FREE Tech Support.

    What's included:
  • USB Director RS-232, Single-Port
  • Drivers on CD-ROM
  • 1-m (3.2-ft.) USB cable.

  • Compliance FCC Part 15, Class B; EN502, Class B; EN55024; EN60950; UL® 1950; CSA No. 950
    Flow Control Full hardware and software support
    Operating Systems Supported Windows® 95 Rev. 2/98, Windows SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows CE, Windows XP
    Speed (Maximum) 230 kbps
    Standards USB 1.0, 1.1
    UART 128-byte buffer per direction
    CE Approval Yes
    Connectors (1) DB9, (1) USB Type B
    Power From the USB bus
    Size 0.8"H x 1.75"W x 2"D (2 x 4.4 x 5.1 cm) with thumbscrews that protrude 0.15" (0.4 cm)
    Weight 0.1 lb (<0.1 kg)
    This product works with:
  • USB Version 1.1 Cables (USB01)
  • USB Card (PCI) (IC136C)
  • 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, Single-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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    Price: $127.25

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    Shipping Info

    In Stock - orders received before 5PM ET ship same day

    Weight: 0.781 lbs.
    HxWxD: 2 x 8 x 10.5 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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