"Digi International announced today that Linux drivers are now
available for its EtherLite line of network serial concentrators,
enabling powerful serial port connectivity under the popular,
versatile Linux operating system."
"Serial concentrators connect terminals, modems and
microcomputers over serial lines to local area networks (LANs) or
wide area networks (WANs). They provide network access to
terminals, printers and computers that don't have built-in network
support. Serial concentrators provide the inter-network
intelligence that is not available in the connected devices."
"Digi EtherLite serial concentrators simplify the process of
adding RS-232, 6 RS-422, and RS-485 serial ports to the network by
combining the control and performance of local ports with the
convenience of an Ethernet connection. As the EtherLite ports
are real serial devices, they aren't weighed down by complex
network terminal server overhead. The result is a much simpler
configuration, less Ethernet congestion, and a much lower cost per
port when compared to conventional Ethernet terminal servers."
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