The 8-port ESP-8 MI multi-interface serial hub provides serial over IP access, allowing devices to be placed at the point of need. Windows, Linux, and UNIX applications are able to access network-attached peripherals as if they were directly connected. Installation is quick and simple with structured cabling benefits. Serial COM ports for new devices can be connected in minutes on the fly and do not require opening your server or interrupting operations. Simply attach the 8-port ESP-8 MI multi-interface serial hub to twisted-pair Ethernet and load the device driver on the server.