W&T connects
Interfaces for TCP/IP, Ethernet, RS-232, RS-485, USB, 20mA, glass and plastic fiber optic cable, http, SNMP, OPC, Modbus TCP, I/O digital, I/O analog, ISA, PCI

Application example:

Control of a solar telescope via WAN connection

A solar telescope in southern Europe can be configured and controlled through an integrated serial port. The operating university, which already had a large-scale network, was researching a way to make the data gathered by the telescope easily available to institutions scattered all over the world.

Solar telescope controller schematic diagram

The central problem arose in connection with the device-specific Windows software, which, as a communication port, only provided for direct connection through a local COM port.

With respect to the hardware, the configuration was carried out from a Com-Server installed at the telescope. As regards software, COM Port Redirector was used on the respective computers. The RS232 port on the Com-Server then became accessible to all the computers as a local COM port.

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