Connect Tech BlueStorm/Express

Adds 4 RS-232/422/485 Opto Isolated Ports to a PC via Standard PCI Express Slot

Manufacturer: Connect Tech Inc
Connect Tech BlueStorm/Express

An extension of Connect Tech's PCI Express product family, the BlueStorm/Express Opto offers dependability and high speed data transfer rates along with 3kV optical isolation. This added protection makes PCI Express Opto cards ideal in environments where harsh conditions may disrupt communications.

Available with four ports of RS-232/422/485 connectivity, these PCI Express x1 lane cards are compatible with x1, x4, x8, x16 lane PCI Express slots. Upgrading a PCI system to the more efficient PCI Express requires a hardware change only as your new PCI Express system is backwards compatible with PCI software.

Bi-directional data speeds up to 1.8432 Mbps ensure fast data acquisition and communications. PCI Express lets you experience more responsiveness while reducing the load on your network.

All Connect Tech PCI Express cards are FCC certified and CE marked. Lifetime warranty and free technical support is included.

PCI Express Features and Benefits

  • Flexibility: x1 Lane PCI Express card compatible with any available x1, x4, x8 or x16 PCI Express slot.
  • Speed: Bidirectional data communication speeds up to 1.8432 Mbps (RS-422/483) and 921.8Kbps (RS-232)
  • Performance: Each port has up to 64 bytes of transmit and receive FIFO buffers, automatic hardware and software flow control for your PCI Express applications
  • Protection: 3kV of optical isolation on each port


Interface4 ports
Hardware selectable RS-232/422/485
I/O Addresses: Assigned by Plug and Play resources
UART: Dual UARTs with up to 64 bytes transmit and receive FIFO buffers for each port
Optical Isolation: 3kV optical isolation
Data RatesRS-232: 50 bps to 921.6 Kbps
RS-422/485: 50 bps to 1.8432 Mbps
Custom baud rates also available
Address/IRQAssigned by Plug and Play resources
OtherControl Signals:
• RS-232: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS
• RS-422/485: TxD+/-, RxD+/-, RTS+/-, CTS+/-
Connector(s)RJ-45 sockets for each port
RJ-45 to DB-9 cables available



ExpansionStandard PCI Express x1 interface card
Electrical200 mA @ 3.3V, 180 mA @ 12V
MechanicalLength: 14.699 cm/5.775"
Height: 11.049 cm/4.350"
Conformal CoatingOn request
SoftwareWindows 2000/XP/XPe/Vista/7/8
Windows Server 2003/Server 2008
QNX 4.X/6.X
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): 0º C to 70º C (32º F to 158º F)
Temperature range (storage): -40º C to 105º C (-40º F to 221º F)
Humidity5 to 95% non-condensing
Safety/CertificationFCC Class A
ICES-003 Class A
EN 50082-2
EN 55022 Class A
EN 55024


Ordering Details

BlueStorm/Express Opto, 4 ports RS-232/422/485

BlueStorm/Express Opto, 4 ports RS-232/422/485, RJ-45 to DB-9 cables
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