Ethernet continues to be the predominant office networking infrastructure. Now, Ethernet has made its way from the office to the shop floor. Traditional serial environments require the use of multi-port serial cards, expensive cables, and the personnel to manage multiple systems. Patton’s Model 2211 Single-Port Device Server provides a quick, inexpensive, and hassle-free solution for connecting legacy serial terminals and devices to a local area network (LAN).
The Model 2211 links legacy serial RS-232 devices to the network by encapsulating serial data into IP packets for transport over the wireless LAN. Using TCP or TELNET, the Model 2211 can connect to any user-defined IP address and port. Once connected to the remote host, data is passed transparently end-to-end. The built-in DHCP Client allows the Model 2211 to dynamically obtain an IP address and a subnet mask from a master server. COM Port Redirector is included with Patton’s 2211 enabling companies to use their existing COM/TTY-based software, preventing the hassle and expense of investing in additional software.
Physical layer-connectivity is provided via an RS-232 serial port and a 10BaseT Ethernet port. Configure the serial port’s data rate, ranging from 1200bps to 115.2 kbps, and choose from a variety of connector types including DB9 or DB25 male or female.
Patton’s Model 2211 offers the lowest transition cost in turning your serial infrastructure to IP.
The Model 2211 Single-Port Device Server is used to connect various RS-232 serial devices to the Local Area Network through their serial control ports. The 2211 enables monitoring, control, and data collection from this equipment by remote computers located anywhere on the local or wide area network. Both Ad hoc and Infrastructure mode is supported on the 2211.
COM Port redirector is provided for users who choose to use their existing serial communication application programs. Utilizing the COM Port redirector software provided on the Patton Model 2211 allows existing COM/TTY-based software to be preserved, thus no additional investment is required on additional software.