Opengear's secure device servers, comprising the SD4002 two-port unit and SD4008 eight-port unit, offer a high level of security together with an ability to control any device with an RS232/422/485 serial port or ethernet interface.
Crisp Technologies have recently launched an entry-level Industrial Media Converter IMC-21 series, which provides an economic solution for the Industrial Ethernet to fiber conversion. IMC-21 series consists of entry-level 10/100BaseT(X) to 100BaseFX and 10BaseT to 10BaseFL media converters that are specially designed for reliable and stable operation in harsh industrial environments, such as machine building, factory automation, and building automation.
The latest generation of Allen-Bradley SLC-5/05 controller offers enhanced ethernet/IP communications functionality. Featuring 10/100 Mbps ethernet connectivity and an increased number of available ethernet connections, the series C with firmware revision (FRN) 9 can be utilised in larger, more demanding high-throughput applications.
Moxa has introduced the NPort IA series of industrial device servers that connect serial devices to 100 Mbps copper or fibre ethernet networks. NPort IA device servers are equipped with dual fast ethernet ports (RJ45, 10/100BaseTX), allowing the device servers to be cascaded for easier deployment. When using an SC connector (100BaseFX) to connect to an ethernet network, the distance can be extended up to 40 km using singlemode fibre.
When considering the migration of a directly linked device to the world of networked devices, it is important to understand the context of the connection. This article discusses the barriers one might encounter
The Milan Technology MIL-SM24004TG features 24 auto-sensing 10/100/1000 BaseT gigabit ethernet RJ-45 ports plus fibre connectivity through four combination hot-swappable small form-factor pluggable (SFP) gigabit interfaces.
Digi Connect ES provides mission-critical serial-over-ethernet connectivity for applications. It consists of four, eight or 16 galvanically isolated RS-232 serial ports with a 10/100 Mbps network interface and ethernet switch (eight-, 16-port models). Common applications include providing ethernet connections from serial devices such as ventilators, EKGs, patient monitoring systems, infusion pumps and glucose meters to the central data management system.
The Multenet PocketPAD range of serial device servers (serial to ethernet converters) is designed for supply chain management systems, where the tracking of finished goods from production to the warehouse is critical.