Background information: The Com-Server 10BaseT offers everything needed for directly connecting a serial interface to the computer network at 10MBit/s. All protocols are included (see box resp. applications behind the product data sheets). The serial port on the Com-Server is RS232 standard. Serial and network parameters can be set using telnet, ARP/RARP, SNMP.
COM Port Redirector The W&T COM Port Redirector for Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP/2003 also gives serially operating Windows programs the ability to communicate over the network. Virtual COM ports are installed on the system which behave like standard COM ports with respect to the applications. Communication with the terminal device is now however over the network and a Com-Server (data sheet with download link).
Protocols for paired Com-Server operation: (connect serial devices in pairs on the network)
Box-to-box mode TCP/IP
1 x RS232 port DB9 connector plug Optional 20mA/TTY
50 to 57600 Baud
7,8 data bits, 1,2 stop bits No, even, odd parity
Hardware handshake, XON-XOFF protocol or can be suppressed
min. 500 volts
regulated 5V DC through mini-jack
typ. 300mA, max. 355mA
Storage: -40..+70°C Operating in non-rowed installation: 0..+60°C Operating in rowed installation 0..+50°C
Plastic compact housing for top-hat rail mount. 105x75x22mm
approx. 200 g
1x Com-Server Standard Industry 1x power adapter for application in office 1x product CD with WuTility management tool, Windows COM Port Redirector, OPC Server, programming examples in C/VB/Delphi/Java, reference manual in German/English