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Industrial and commercial measurement and control systems often have standalone devices with unused serial ports. B&B Electronics' ESR serial to Ethernet device server allows you to connect those ports into your existing LAN or WAN, giving you access to more information and the ability to configure, manage and troubleshoot those devices from a control room, office or even a distant location via a WAN. Save the cost, time and trouble of carrying a laptop out to devices located in distant, cold, dirty or uncomfortable environments. ESR 4-port Ethernet serial servers are built for use in industrial environments, featuring an IP30 approved slim line DIN rail mountable case. They operate from a range of voltages using AC or DC power, feature terminal block power connectors and even support redundant DC power.
Connect your serial device to the ESR's serial port and connect the ESR to your LAN. Your networked computer 'sees' the device over the network as a virtual serial connection. ESR serial servers support TCP or UDP protocols and allow transmitting to and receiving from multiple IP addresses. There are four methods of configuring ESR serial servers: via Vlinx Management Software, Web Server, Telnet or via a direct RS232 console connection using a terminal program.