Expand the reach of any serial device by network-enabling them for remote data collection, access and control. High-performance B&B Electronics device servers offer industry-best features like fast and easy installation, powerful Freescale (formerly Motorola) processor for the industry's lowest latency. When mission-critical applications require specific and complete emulation of a local serial COM port, the lowest latency possible or very high (up to 921K) baud rates, B&B Electronics device servers are the best solution available. Available in 1, 2, 4 and 8 port RS-232 and RS-232/422/485 (MEI) versions. Options include industrial surge suppression, 5v power output (with standard surge suppression on 1 & 2 port RS-232 models only), DIN rail and rack mounting options, additional power in/out modes, screw terminal adapters and more. A complete line of 802.11b wireless device servers is also available.
In addition, B&B Electronics' high performance line offers SNMP for simple network management and virtual COM port drivers for Windows NT4, 2000, XP and Linux. Raw TCP and UDP modes allow direct access from virtually all operating systems, and B&B Electronics' exclusive IntelliSock TCP socket service allows for on-the-fly customization of the serial port for each data transmission. B&B Electronics Device Servers may be set up as a Client or Server, or use the AutoTCP feature and operate as a Client to one computer while a Server to another (excellent for remote service needs). The Installation Wizard makes it easy to get any serial device up and running on your network in less than ten minutes.
This most powerful device server available provides: industry's lowest latency and highest throughput, Powerful Freescale (PowerPC) Processor, wired and wireless available, optional surge suppression and 5V power out.
Easy to set up and install, B&B Electronics Device Servers are up and running on your network in 10 minutes or less. A unique installation wizard automatically searches for and identifies any B&B Electronics unit attached to the network, even searching remote subnets if needed. No client software is installed on your PC, just a small set of drivers that configures each serial port as a new COM port on the PC. This allows software applications to access the attached serial device as they are designed to, with no custom programming needed. Simply point your software application to the new, "virtual" COM port and you're all set!
Do you have two serial devices that communicate directly with each other and you wish to replace the short serial cable using the distances possible with Ethernet technology? The two serial devices will then communicate as if connected by a short serial cable; the Ethernet portion will be invisible to the devices.
Auto TCP feature
For remote service and monitoring applications, try the AutoTCP feature. The serial port can be set up to act as a TCP client, requesting a connection whenever the serial device is attached and powered on or, if you prefer, whenever serial data is ready for upload to the host computer. You can leave the connection on, or disconnect from the host after a specified period. But when a service request from a remote monitoring PC (with a specified IP address) arrives, the device server will act as a TCP server, allow access to the serial device to the monitoring PC, and go back to client mode when the server session is finished.