Perle Systems, a global provider of advanced serial to Ethernet and secure device networking solutions announced today Linux Kernel 3.x support for its TruePort COM Port re-director utility. TruePort driver 6.5.1 can be downloaded from Perle’s website.
“The TruePort utility from Perle provides true remote serial ports over an Ethernet LAN. It makes remote ports appear as if they are directly connected COM or TTY ports to an application,” comments Julie McDaniel, Vice President Marketing, Perle Systems. She continues,"With the addition of Linux Kernel 3.x support, TruePort offers the most comprehensive set of operating drivers for a COM port re-director utility in the industry.
Perle’s TruePort is a COM port re-director driver utility that is installed on the application server. All COM port directed data sent by the application is re-directed by TruePort across the IP/Ethernet network to remote Perle Terminal Servers or I/O Device Servers which have targeted serial devices connected to them. Data and serial port signalling is transparently communicated between the application and remote device.
New features of Linux Kernel 3.0 include: Btrfs data scrubbing and automatic defragmentation, XEN Dom0 support, unprivileged ICMP_ECHO, wake on WLAN, Berkeley Packet Filter JIT filtering, a memcached-like system for the page cache, a sendmmsg() syscall that batches sendmsg() calls and setns(), a syscall that allows better handling of light virtualization systems such as containers. New hardware support has been added: for example, Microsoft Kinect, AMD Llano Fusion APUs, Intel iwlwifi 105 and 135, Intel C600 serial-attached-scsi controller, Ralink RT5370 USB, several Realtek RTL81xx devices or the Apple iSight webcam. Many other drivers and small improvements have been added.*source - kernelnewbies.org/Linux_3.0
About Perle Systems
Perle Systems (perle.com) is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured connectivity and device networking products. These products are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines include Console Servers for Data Center Management, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Remote Power Switches, Media Converters, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards and Multimodem Cards. Perle distinguishes itself through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices in 9 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.