Edgeport USB-to-Serial Converters

Easy out-of-the-box solution for I/O expansion is available in a wide variety of configurations for maximum flexibility and scalability

  • Add 1, 4, 8, or 16 serial ports to a PC, thin client or server in minutes
  • USB Plug and Play alternative to PCI cards
  • Designed for peripheral device connectivity in retail stations, self check-out systems, emergency vehicles, kiosks, ATMs and more
  • Software selectable MEI and industrial models
  • Low total cost of ownership with external, user-installable solution
  • Options for RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485 serial ports (software selectable) and rack-mount capability

Digi Edgeport® USB-to-serial converters offer instant I/O expansion for peripheral device connectivity.

An out-of-the-box (external) alternative to PCI cards, Edgeport makes it easy to add serial and USB ports to a PC, server or thin client in minutes – without opening the chassis, reconfiguring or rebooting the system.

Edgeport is available in multiple configurations for maximum flexibility and scalability.

Choose from compact form factors for space-prohibitive applications; single port “bump-in-the-cable” solutions for notebook expansion; software-selectable RS-232/422/485 models to connect any type of serial device to one box; and DB-9 or DB-25 connectors to meet cabling requirements.

Feature-rich design, reliability and unmatched operating system support make Edgeport USB-to-serial converters ideal for mission-critical enterprise applications.

Specifications Edgeport Serial Edgeport Industrial
Interfaces (Varies by Model)
Serial Ports 1, 4, 8 or 16 1, 4 or 8
Serial Type RS-232 RS-422/485, software selectable RS-422/485
Serial Connector DB-9, DB-25 DB-9
Serial Data Rate 230 Kbps per port simultaneously 230 Kbps per port simultaneously
Downstream USB Ports 2 (16-port models only) 0
USB USB 1.0 and USB 1.1 compatible; backwards compatibility for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0; USB-IF certified; Plug and Play
LEDs LED displays device status and COM port activity
Operating Systems Windows Server® 2019, Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10®, Windows 8.1®,Windows 7®; Linux®
Cables 1-meter USB cable 1-meter USB cable
Other (General) Automatic port reacquisition; COM port assignments maintained across reboots; Full hardware and software flow control; No additional IRQ or memory address requirements; Low power consumption; Rack mountable; Hot-swappable
Other (Model-Specific) N/A N/A
Power Requirements
Power Supply External power supply not required for models without USB ports (USB powered); 
Models with USB ports (Edgeport/216) ship with power supply: 100/240 VAC 60/50 Hz at 5 VDC @ 3 Amps max
Operating Temperature 0° C to 55° C (32° F to 131° F) 0° C to 55° C (32° F to 131° F)
Relative Humidity 0% to 95% (non-condensing) 0% to 95% (non-condensing)
Safety EN60950, UL 1950, CSA 2.2 No. 950, IEC 950
Emissions/Immunity CE, FCC Part 15, Class B, EN55022, EN55024


Edgeport/1, Edgeport/1i - Front

Edgeport/1, Edgeport/1i - Back

Edgeport/1, with 2-Meter Captive Cable

Edgeport/4, Edgeport/4s MEI


Edgeport/8, Edgeport/8s MEI

Edgeport/8/DB-25 - Front

Edgeport/8/DB-25 - Back

Edgeport/216 - Front

Edgeport/216 - Back

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