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LAVA Computer 8 Port Serial Card (PCI Bus 16550) Model OCTOPUS-550

  • PCI to Serial Port Card
  • 115.2 kbps Data Transfer Rate
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The Lava Octopus-550 provides the easiest way to add eight 16550 UART serial ports to a PC system while using only one system IRQ!

This eight-port board is one of the most dependable multi-port serial boards around. It is an ideal communications solution in an ISP or remote access system environment. The Octopus-550 is also popular in Point-of-Sale systems, where it is a very cost-effective alternative to many other eight-port boards on the market.

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LAVA Computer


PCI to Serial Port Card
External Ports
8 x Serial Ports
Data Transfer Rate
115.2 kbps


Adds eight high-speed 16550 UART serial COM ports to any PCI-equipped PC
Serial ports support up to 115.2 kbps throughput rate
All eight ports require only one system IRQ
Automatically selects next available IRQ and COM addresses
Carries the standard pin-out for serial ports
Easy Plug and Play installation
Includes octopus cable with eight
DB-9 connectors
Includes Lava Com Port Redirect Utility for renaming COM Ports in Windows 95/98/Me.
Allows for backward compatibility with software that supports COM 1-4 only

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/4/2013 9:49:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsOctopus 550

Pros: After installation, it works just fine.

Cons: -Works on Windows 7, but it's not plugNplay. There's a trick in the system files that's too complicated to explain here. For this, contact Lava.

-After above trick is performed, to install drivers you must go into Device Manager and manually search for drivers on the disk to install.

Other Thoughts: -Would like to have much better PlugNPlay for Windows 7.

-Works great after initial installation.

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