Allen Bradley 1784-PKTX, Woodhead SST-DHP-PCI / 5136-SD-PCI, Equustek DLCPIe and Microsoft Windows Security Support
If you have an Allen Bradley 1784-PKTX or SST’s SST-DHP-PCI / 5136-SD-PCI on a desktop running Windows 7, we all know that on Jan 2020 Microsoft will stop releasing security updates for Windows 7, which means you need to upgrade to a new desktop running a newer Windows version, like Windows 10.
The problem you will run into upgrading your system is that Allen Bradley and SST Woodhead are not making the card for new desktop computers that have the PCI Express bus, however, Equustek has the solution with their DLPCIe that comes in two hardware versions, one for DH+ and another for DH485, which can reside in any new desktop with PCI Express bus X1 ,X2 X4, X8 and X16 and drivers are available for all Windows versions including Windows 10 32 bit and 64 bit.
Equustek DLPCIe has another advantage by adding a 9 pin DSUB regular RS232 serial communication port which most of new desktops don’t come with, that serial port can be used for any RS232 serial communications that will facilitate connecting your RS232 serial device to your desktop.
For details see links below.