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Serial to Ethernet Converter (Interface Converter)

Serial to Ethernet via Virtual COM port

The RS232 to Ethernet interface converter enables the simple integration of serial RS232/RS485 devices into Ethernet networks via Virtual COM port. It also allows users to link up older machines and systems with modern networks and computer systems. Extensive added software packages developed in-house support a wide range of applications of ipEther232, which makes this interface converter a convincing choice with a well-balanced cost/performance ratio.

The RS232/RS485 Ethernet Interface Converter provides you with both an RS232/RS485 and an Ethernet interface for data communication. The RS232/485 interface allows you to link up several systems, machines, or devices that support this connection type. The interface converter ipEther232 can be integrated easily into PC networks, and by connecting RS232/RS485 devices to the network, it allows users to access RS232/RS485 devices via computer workplaces or clients.


Serial over Ethernet (Virtueller COM-Port) - Application

  Standard application (Virtual COM port)
 
The interface converter is installed under MS Windows via virtual COM port. Included in the delivery are: Virtual COM port drivers for the integration of the software within this operating system, emulating an RS232/RS485 interface under NT, 2000, and XP. These drivers provide one virtual COM port per interface converter. During the configuration, each serial to Ethernet converter is assigned its own IP address, and can then be used as a normal serial connection. This enables standard software programs to continue communicating with RS232/RS485 devices. The serial to Ethernet converter (interface converter) is also suitable for large-scale technical installations, since it allows you to integrate up to 254 devices into the network via virtual COM port.

ipcas has developed the ipEther232.Modem specially for operating system-independent solutions. As in the standard version, the connected serial to Ethernet converters (interface converters) with modem function are recognized automatically by the configuration software and assigned a freely configurable IP address (see figure 2.2). Each of the interface converters knows the IP address of its "communication partner", which unambiguously determines the transmission path.

Functionality comparison between ipEther232.Modem (Ethernet modem) and ipEther232 (virtual COM port)

The interface converter provides integrated password protection for the safe transmission of sensitive data. This protects your sensitive data from manipulation or unauthorized access.

The ipEther232 (interface converter) features a compact design, easy integration, and a wide range of possible applications including CNC machines, automation technology, building instrumentation, and cash registers. The interface converter ipEther232 is installed directly into machines, systems, and test stands. This enables cost-saving installation and short connections to the RS232/RS485 interface.
RS232 Configuration
  Software configuration


Applications
The ipEther232 (Interface Converter) can be used for various different applications.
example of use for the RS232-Interface-Converter
  Application examples
Radio controlled clock systems
Optimal placement
Telephone systems
Data readouts / Parameterizing
Cash systems
Accounting readouts
Measurement technology
Measurement data evaluation
PLC's
Telecontrol/Monitoring/ Programming
Terminals
Data acquisition systems
Embedded systems via TCP/IP
Visual display terminals via network
Embedded systems via TCP/IP
... and more

Specifications

ipEther232 (Interface Converter)
OEM VersionDesktopDIN-Rail Unit
Interfaces ipEther232 Optional 1 x RS232 or 1 x RS485 - SUB-D9
• Baud rate: 2.400 to 115.200 bauds
• Parity: None, Even, Odd, Mark, Space
• Data: 8 bits
• Stop: 1 or 2 bits
1 x 10BaseT - RJ45 1 x 10BaseT - RJ45 (for networks at 10/100 Mbit/s)
Diagnostics LEDs Power
System
Error
RS232 and RS485 Send/Receive resp.
Ethernet Send/Receive/Link
Power Supply + 8-14 V DC input jack
5 V DC on-board connector
+ 8-14 V DC input jack + 8-14 or 24 V DC1)
input jack and
3.5mm connector
Casing Without case Plastic case Plastic case
Measurements W/H/D Approx. 100/20/70 mm Approx. 110/30/75 mm Approx. 45/108/73 mm
Operating/Storage
Temperature
5° C to 55° C / -10° C to 70° C
Relative humidity 5 % to 90 %, non-condensing
Standards CE
Scope of supply ipEther232 (Interface) Converter
Without power pack Power supply 2)
Input: 230 V AC
Output: + 9 V DC
Without power pack
Configuration software
Driver for Windows (NT, 2000, XP)
Documentation on CD (German/English)
Purchase order number RS232 0202014-OEM 0202014 0202014-H
RS485 0202015-OEM 0202015 0202015-H
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1)Further voltages on request
2) Delivery in countries with 230 V AC 50Hz, only.
Note: Without power pack for one supply. Compatible power packs are available at "RadioShack" (e.g.):
Catalog #: 273-1767 (or comparable product).
Subject to change without prior notice



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