Richmond, Calif- March 5, 2001- Keyspan, America’s top selling brand of USB
connectivity products, is now shipping its new USB 4-port Serial Adapter.
The adapter has an
MSRP of $149.

The Keyspan USB 4-Port Serial Adapter allows 4 serial devices to be
connected to a single USB port. Each of its male DB9 ports allows
connection to RS232 serial devices at data rates up to 960 Kbps. In
addition to supporting Linux 2.4, the Keyspan USB 4-Port Serial Adapter can
also be used on the Windows 98, Windows Me and Windows 2000 platforms, as
well as with Mac OS 8.6 or higher. Support for Mac OS X will be available
in the 3rd quarter.

This new adapter is targeted to enterprise and industrial market segments.
It is an ideal for connecting serial devices needed in laboratory,
manufacturing, and retail settings for Point of Sale (POS), process
control, or data retrieval applications.

“Our new 4-port adapter addresses the need to connect multiple serial
devices to a USB port on a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows
and MacOS,” noted Mike Ridenhour, president of Keyspan. “Our success in the
consumer marketplace provides us with tremendous economies of scale. We are
able to bring the new USB 4-port Serial Adapter to market at a price point
which is about 50% less than the competition.”

About Keyspan
Keyspan products provide “Connections for Your Computer.” The company’s
first products provided serial ports for connecting to traditional computer
peripherals such as modems, printers and graphics tablets. Over time,
Keyspan has expanded its horizons, connecting the Macintosh and PC to the
other items found in the home, school or office. Editors can reach Keyspan
at 510-222-0131 x102 or via e-mail at The Keyspan website
is located at