ORing’s New PoE-enabled Device Servers Provide IP Connections to Legacy Serial Devices
ORing's New PoE-enabled Device Servers Provide IP Connections to Legacy Serial Devices
Ethernet has been increasingly adopted in industrial applications due to various benefits it brings such as higher security, scalability, and availability; however, integrating the variety of serial devices on the edge of the network with the IP network has posed a great challenge to IT staff. To achieve seamless connectivity to remote serial devices, ORing has launched the IDS-300(+) series( IDS-312(+)，IDS-322(+) and IDS-342(+))device servers to connect legacy devices with Ethernet devices, allowing them to be monitored and controlled over the Internet.
With one, two, or four RS-232/422/485 serial ports alongside two Ethernet ports, the IDS-300(+) series device servers can convert serial signals to twisted-pair signals which can then be transmitted over the Internet. By making serial devices Internet ready, any serial devices such as card readers, measurement devices, or data acquisition terminals can operate as if they are locally attached.
Capable of transferring data simultaneously into five host PCs, the new device servers assure all critical data is saved in different host PCs to avoid Ethernet downtime or host PC failure. In addition to versatile operation modes such as Virtual Com, Serial tunnel, TCP server, TCP client, and UDP modes, the administrator can also configure the device servers remotely through the NAT router from different IP domains or via the Internet using the NAT Router Pass-Through features, DDNS, and PPPoE.
All models are equipped with two DC power inputs to ensure non-stop operation during breakouts. They also come with a PoE PD port compliant with IEEE802.3af standard. As a result, the devices can be powered using existing Ethernet cables without the need to install additional power cables, making them easy, scalable, and cost-effective solutions.
To ensure transmission safety, the IDS-300(+) series provide HTTPS and SSH support to allow data to be exchanged over a secure channel between two devices. Data can be encrypted using SSL technology to achieve higher levels of security. When a predefined event occurs, alerts will be automatically sent to the operator through SNMP Trap, E-Mail, or Syslog, allowing the operator to take action immediately.
Through the deployment of the new device servers, the client can enjoy the inherent benefits of Ethernet networks while securing their existing investments in legacy devices.