The AS00805-01 Serial Communication Card for 6U CompactPCI provides a unique solution for industrial grade, rear accessible serial communication. Each channel is jumper configurable for RS-232/485 and ready for immediate connection to field devices. The main board hosts 8 channels of half duplex serial communication, and provides front panel LED communication for Tx and Rx. All electrical signals are fed through the backplane J5 connector to transition cards or customer distribution boards The optional rear transition module provides RJ45 connection for each channel. All cards utilize the latest quick latching handles for CompactPCI.