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Medical and Healthcare

Medical and Healthcare

It can be an enormous challenge for healthcare institutions to coordinate efficiently between medical practitioners, patients, hospital records, and medical equipment. Moxa products have been used for easy and painless integration of medical devices and networks, both to establish new systems and to expand existing systems.

1. Serial-to-Fiber Converters for Laboratories in Hospitals
2. Connecting Equipment in Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories

Serial-to-Fiber Converters for Laboratories in Hospitals

Healthcare professionals in hospitals rely on a number of tests and medical equipment to treat patients. For example, blood and urine tests are routinely conducted to diagnose various illnesses and conditions. Sophisticated instruments are also used to scan and analyze a patient's body to provide a clear picture of the patient's condition for proper treatment. Connecting medical instruments spread across separate laboratories, examination rooms, and ICUs in one network allows healthcare professionals to run tests and access patient data more easily for better service.

Fiber-optic communications have become increasingly popular in hospitals and other large healthcare facilities to avoid unexpected interference, ensure zero data loss, and deploy long distance wiring. But since hospital equipment and computers are generally equipped with serial connections and instead of fiber-optic ports, serial-to-fiber converters are essential. Moxa's TCF-90 and CP-102UF are perfectly suited for such applications, providing medical instruments and computers with direct fiber port connections. Moreover, the TCF-90 can be powered via the serial port so no extra adaptor is required for operation. It can also serve as the perfect isolator for long distance communication.


2-port Universal PCI serial over fiber boards
Port-powered RS-232 to optical fiber media converters

Connecting Equipment in Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories

Medical scientists and pharmaceutical researchers rely on sophisticated laboratory equipment to discover new treatments for patients. Most research is carried out in teams given the complex and collaborative nature of medical science. Scientists often transfer images and data from microscopes and other equipment to each other's laptop or desktop computers. Connecting all of these pieces of equipment usually requires multiple serial ports, one for each peripheral device. Since computers are only equipped with a limited number of serial ports, expanding a USB connection into multiple serial ports can provide researchers with the connectivity they need to make their next scientific breakthrough.

System Requirements
1. Instant USB port expansion to support 5 or more serial devices 
2. Compact size for portability 
3. Easy installation for busy scientists 
4. Reliability for complicated high-speed data transmission
MOXA Solution
Moxa's UPort 1610-8 is an RS-232 USB-to-serial converter can be used to connect multiple serial interface microscopes and other equipment to a computer's USB port, offering pharmaceutical research laboratories the following benefits:
1. Up to 8 ports for easy USB-to-serial expansion 
2. True USB 2.0 high-speed transmission for large data transmission 
3. 128-byte FIFO and on-chip hardware and software flow control ensure stable data transmission 
4. Easy troubleshooting with LED indicators for each serial port 
5. Compatibility with laptop or desktop PCs
Product Implemented 
8-port RS-232 USB-to-serial converter 
1. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for up to 480 Mbps USB transmission 
2. 15N high-retention USB type B connector 
3. 921.6 Kbps maximum baudrate for super fast data transmission 
4. 128-byte FIFO and on-chip H/W, S/W flow control 
5. Built-in 15 KV ESD protection on all serial ports 
6. IP30-rated, rugged metal housing 
7. COM port assignments maintained across different PCs 
8. Mini DB9 female to terminal block adaptor for easy wiring 
9. Certified drivers provided for Windows, Windows CE, and Linux 
10. Locking power adaptor


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