1 port RS-232 device server Add 1/2/4 RS-232 or RS-422/485 ports to a Windows NT/95/98/2000 host Supports all Windows native COMs and Linux fixed tty drivers Automatic network connection recovery Built-in human machine LCD interface Auto-detecting 10/100 Mbps Ethernet interface DIN rail mounting rack; surge protection for all ports (15 KV ESD)
The NPort Server Lite Series is an industrial-strength, network-based serial device server for connecting up to four RS-232 or RS-422/485 devices, such as CNCs, PLCs, weight scales, and scanners, directly to a 10/100M Ethernet network running TCP/IP. The NPort Server Lite Series has a revolutionary built-in human interface with a LCM (Liquid Crystal Module) for displaying data/status. This includes buttons for inputting data or for selecting the mode, and allows easy set up of the server, such as IP addresses, net mask, and gateway. Furthermore, it can also monitor server status and data transmission. This eliminates the need to prepare additional PCs during installation. In addition to allowing serial devices to be networked, any PC Server or Workstation host without network access can be set up to allow access to remote serial devices by adding NPort Server Lite to its existing serial port. In other words, a pair of 1-port NPort Server Lites can be configured over the Ethernet and serve as a transparent serial channel without platform and distance limitations.