StarTech.com of Lockbourne, Ohio, has released a new RS-232 connector with selectable power output for use in point-of-sale and surveillance installations. The PCI Express Serial Card (PEX25952PW) enables users to configure the voltage output of RS-232 serial ports, based on the requirements of connected devices. Two high-speed ports offer data transfer rates of up to 920 Kbps. Users can select 5 volts or 12 volts of power, and surge protection covers all signal pins. The device includes both low- and full-profile brackets for installations in small form factor computers.