Product Overview:

The Windmill Computing OEM-USB2RS232 device is a high-performance converter designed specifically for converting USB keystrokes from an rf IDEAS AKU reader to serial ASCII per an AK5 reader. This compact and reliable device enables seamless integration between USB and RS232 interfaces, providing a convenient solution for data conversion in various applications.

Key Features:

  1. USB to RS232 Conversion: The OEM-USB2RS232 device allows for the conversion of USB keystrokes from an rf IDEAS AKU reader to serial ASCII per an AK5 reader. This enables smooth communication between the two devices, ensuring accurate and reliable data transfer.
  2. Plug-and-Play Functionality: With its plug-and-play design, the OEM-USB2RS232 device is incredibly easy to set up and use. Simply connect the USB and RS232 cables to the respective devices, and the converter will automatically detect and configure the necessary settings.
  3. Compact and Durable Design: The OEM-USB2RS232 device features a compact form factor, making it ideal for space-constrained environments. Its robust construction ensures durability and long-term performance, even in demanding industrial settings.
  4. Wide Compatibility: This converter is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Linux. It supports various baud rates, data bits, stop bits, and parity settings, allowing for flexible integration with different devices and systems.
  5. LED Indicators: The OEM-USB2RS232 device is equipped with LED indicators that provide visual feedback on the device's status. These indicators help users quickly identify the power and data transfer status, ensuring efficient troubleshooting and operation.

Technical Specifications:

  • USB Interface: USB 2.0
  • RS232 Interface: DB9 Male Connector
  • Baud Rate: 9600bps
  • Data Bits: 8
  • Stop Bits: 1
  • Parity: None
  • Power: USB Bus-Powered
  • Operating Systems: Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Dimensions: 2.5" x 1.5" x 0.8" (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 0.1 lbs


  • Access Control Systems: The OEM-USB2RS232 device is commonly used in access control systems that require the conversion of USB keystrokes to serial ASCII. It enables seamless integration between the rf IDEAS AKU reader and AK5 reader, enhancing security and efficiency.
  • Industrial Automation: This converter is suitable for various industrial automation applications, such as data collection, machine control, and monitoring. It enables the integration of USB-based devices with RS232 systems, facilitating smooth communication and data exchange.
  • Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems: The OEM-USB2RS232 device can be utilized in POS systems that require USB-to-serial conversion. It ensures accurate and reliable data transfer between USB-based peripherals and RS232-enabled devices, enhancing the overall performance of the system.
  • Embedded Systems: With its compact design and wide compatibility, this converter is well-suited for integration into embedded systems. It enables seamless communication between USB and RS232 interfaces, providing a reliable data conversion solution for various embedded applications.

In conclusion, the Windmill Computing OEM-USB2RS232 device offers a reliable and efficient solution for converting USB keystrokes from an rf IDEAS AKU reader to serial ASCII per an AK5 reader. With its plug-and-play functionality, wide compatibility, and compact design, this converter is an ideal choice for seamless data conversion in access control systems, industrial automation, POS systems, and embedded applications.

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