USB Type-C™ to Serial Makes the Market - The latest USB technology combined with Serial protocols
03/10/2016

Today’s vast technology market forcing a a choice of sorts, a choice between older tech vs. new tech and what to use in the near future, USB Type-C™ to Serial

Online PR News – 10-March-2016 – Clearwater, FL – USB Type-C™ Combinations on the Raise

Coolgear, Inc., a well known supplier of premium computer peripherals and has been since 1997 has acquired USB Type-C™ to RS232 serial adapters to add to its inventory! In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a new USB player on the market, it's called USB Type-C™ or USB-C™ and it signifies the beginning of an open door to new technology. The combination of USB to serial is not new, it’s been around for quite some time, but the USB Type-C™ to RS232 is fairly new and has been in the market for a relatively short period of time.

If you’re not aware, the USB Type-C™ connection is slowly making its way into cell phones, PCI cards, laptops, and now, various computer peripherals and technology combinations such as RS232, RS422, RS485 serial communication adapters, hard drive enclosures, and chargers for both commercial and industrial use.

The Serial Choice is yours

You have a desktop or laptop computer that is at least 5 years old, it has USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports for your USB connections, GREAT! You’re having no problems until now.

What do we mean by until now?

Let's face it, upgrading your equipment is inevitable, it’s out dated and running slower than you would like, but the realization that you are using serial communication protocols for data transmission causes a problem.

If you purchase a new computer, particularly a laptop, there's a good chance that you’re not going to have serial port integration, this is just how newer laptops are designed now. It may include an unusual looking port for USB, this would be the new USB-C™ reversible USB port connector and here’s where the new combination makes you think about the choices you’ll have to make.

USB Type-C™ has not saturated the market yet, certainly not the combination of the two standards we’ve talked about but now that these products are being manufactured, you’ll need to make some choices down the line, patch it or upgrade it, the choice is yours?