B+B SmartWorx Vlinx Ethernet Serial Server - Twisted Pair - 6 x Network (RJ-45) x Serial Port - 10/100Base-TX - Fast Ethernet - Rail-mountable, Panel-mountable Ethernet Enable Any Serial Device Now you can Ethernet enable any serial device-even your legacy digital current loops. Use B&B's Vlinx Serial Server technology to put your serial ports to work for you. Imagine the ability to communicate with every piece of equipment from any networked PC. Eliminate site visits just to make a minor configuration changes. Reduce service calls and increase productivity by knowing what your equipment is doing before you get a trouble-report. Spend more time doing the work you are paid to do instead of chasing down nuisance problems in remotely located equipment.
Do you have equipment with RS-232/422/485 or current loop interfaces that you have left unconnected? Many new and existing installations have equipment with unused ports for programming, monitoring or diagnostics. With B&B's Vlinx Serial Servers, you can put all those ports to work for you.
Simply connect the Vlinx server to the equipment's serial port, and connect the Vlinx Ethernet port to your LAN. Your equipment is now online. It will appear as a local COM port on any networked PC running our Virtual Serial Port software. No software customization required, just run the appropriate software for your equipment.
B&B Electronics' new Model ESP906CL integrates the benefits of Ethernet communications with existing serial devices by offering four configurable RS-232/422/485 serial ports and two digital current loop ports. The Ethernet connection will auto select 10BaseT or 100BaseTX. The ESP906CL provides a Windows host control over serial devices located virtually anywhere on a TCP/IP or UDP/IP Ethernet connection. It even gives authorized users control over the connected serial device or the ESP906CL Menu from anywhere outside the LAN.
DIN rail or panel mount
Supports 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
Supports RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 and digital current loop interfaces