EtherPathX4® Four Port Serial Server

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Front of EtherPathX4 showing the 4 serial ports
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Rear of the 48 VDC Version

Description
Specifications
Application Drawings
Application Notes
Download the Manual
How To Order

  • Features Four Serial Ports
  • Configuration via Web Browser, Telnet, or direct connection
  • EtherModem® modem emulation technology!
  • SNMP functionality
  • Reverse Telnet, Telnet Client or Server capability
  • EtherPath RS-232 server connection over Ethernet LAN
  • Four Asynchronous RS-232 interfaces or 3 @ RS-232 and 1 @ RS-422
  • Speeds up to 230 Kbps
  • DIN-rail mountable (along with power supplies)
  • Use to access remote serial devices
  • Use on the LAN or via Routers
  • Ideal for Internet or Intranet
  • It's an economical async "Ethernet modem"
  • Allow In-band access to equipment management ports
  • Compatible with popular "port redirector" software
  • Compatible with RFC-2217 Control Software
  • -40 to + 70 C Operation
  • Add multiple serial devices at wireless remote ethernet locations
  • RS-232 interfaces support true control lead handshaking

DESCRIPTION

The EtherPathX4 is a four port serial server for Ethernet LAN's. The EtherPathX4 connects any async serial device through a LAN and between LAN's via routers. The EtherPathX4 will also connect other serial devices, such as remote data collection terminals, SCADA RTU/Host systems, UPS's, bar code scanners, alarms, access control, timeclocks, climate control devices, and serial management ports directly to an Ethernet network.

The EtherPathX4 supports TCP/IP protocol, allowing the necessary data connection across networks as well as connections between hosts on a network and the device attached to the EtherPathX4 server.

The EtherPathX4 supports serial interface speeds up to 230 Kbps. The EtherPathX4 can automatically open connections when it powers up, eliminating the need for a manual request. Modem controls (RTS/CTS) and Xon/Xoff are also supported. If the connection is lost, the EtherPathX4 will automatically reconnect when the LAN path is again available.

The EtherPathX4 can be managed directly through the server's physical port as well as remotely from other network locations. Remote configuration is supported using a web browser, telnet connection, or direct connection. SNMP monitoring is supported.

You can telnet to the EtherPathX4, making the EtherPathX4 a remote serial port for a PC or a workstation. This makes the EtherPathX4 an ideal remote access device for controlling remote devices with serial control ports.


SPECIFICATIONS

General

  • Modes Supported:
    • Nailed-Up Client/Server (transparent RS-232 connection upon power-up)
    • Telnet Server (any port) (or Raw TCP/IP sockets)
    • Telnet Client (any port), Reverse Telnet
    • EtherModem (point-to-multiple point)
    • Note: All serial ports share the same IP address using different IP port numbers
  • Configuration Methods:
    • Any Web Browser
    • Telnet Menu Interface
    • Direct Connection Menu Interface
  • Ports:
    • 4 - RS-232 serial ports, RJ45 RS561 interface or
    • 1-RS422(4-wire) and 3 - RS232 Serial ports
    • Serial speeds from 300 bps to 230,000 bps
    • RJ45 10/100BaseT Ethernett, autoselected
  • EtherModem technology, treat it like an "ethernet modem" with AT dial strings, etc.
  • SNMP agent functionality included (Link to MIB here )
  • Transport protocol is routable TCP/IP
  • Set up via web browser, telnet command line interface or the serial port
  • Works through any TCP/IP link... satellite, ISP, routers, wireless, broadband, etc.
  • Supports forced connections, required for connecting DCB multiplexers via LANs and routers

Indicators

Front Panel Serial Port Activity LED
Rear Panel LAN Activity LED
Rear Panel>LAN Status LED

Controls

Press button to select configuration mode

Physical/Electrical

  • 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1 3/4"
  • 1 lb
  • 9-12 volt DC powered by external 120VAC power supply
  • 220 VAC, 12VDC, 24VDC, 48VDC, 125VDC and other power options available
  • Operating Temperature: -40 to +70C with DC power supplies. -40 to +50C with 110VAC power supply. Optional AC power supplies available with extended temperature range.



Application Drawings

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Manual

Download the User's Manual by clicking here.

Application Notes

These applications notes illustrate real-world applications of the EtherPath and help you apply the unit to solve your data communication problem.
Port Redirection and the EtherPath
"Using the EtherPath with Unix and PC Port Redirection" is an article that discusses the options available when using port redirection software and custom-written software to access remote serial ports with the EtherPath serial device server. Sources of sample programs and free port redirector software are provided.Read the article!
Embedded Server Technology to Connect RS232 Devices
"Globally Serial: Extending the Reach of your Serial Devices Around the World" is an article that recently apeared in information technology trade journals. This article discusses the use of DCB's EtherPath external device servers and how they are used to connect RS-232 serial devices using a wide area ethernet network. Read the article!

How to Order?   Buy it on-line or call toll free 800-432-2638!

Item Number Description Price Buy Now!
SS-4 EtherPathX4® Four Port Ethernet Serial Server (w/ 120VAC power supply) $595 Qty:
SI-1 Serial/IP Port Redirector Software for Windows
SINGLE PORT VERSION (Price when purchased with EtherPath)
$86 Qty:
SI-4 Serial/IP Port Redirector Software for Windows
FOUR PORT VERSION (Price when purchased with EtherPath)
$206 Qty:
SS-4/12VDC EtherPathX4® Four Port Ethernet Serial Server with 9-18 VDC internal power supply option $670 Qty:
SS-4/24VDC EtherPathX4® Four Port Ethernet Serial Server with 18-36 VDC input internal power supply option $670 Qty:
SS-4/48VDC EtherPathX4® Four Port Ethernet Serial Server with 36-72 VDC input internal power supply option $670 Qty:
9501083 125 VDC external power supply for SS-4 $125 Qty:
9902090 Optional DIN rail mounting clips $ 5 Qty:

Serial/IP is a trademark of Tactical Software, LLC

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Data Comm for Business Inc.
2949 County Road 1000 E
Dewey, Il 61840
Voice: 217-897-6600
Toll Free: 800-4-DCB-NET
Toll Free: 800-432-2638
Email: Contact Page
Web: www.dcbnet.com
Fax: 217-897-8023
All DCB web pages copyright ©1995--2017 Data Comm for Business, All rights reserved.
EtherPath®, EtherSeries®, EtherPoll®, EtherBridge® and EtherModem® are Registered Trademarks of Data Comm for Business, Inc.


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Data Comm for Business Inc.
2949 County Road 1000 E
Dewey, Il 61840
Voice: 217-897-6600
Toll Free: 800-4-DCB-NET
Toll Free: 800-432-2638
Email: Contact Page
Web: www.dcbnet.com
Fax: 217-897-8023
All DCB web pages copyright ©1995--2017 Data Comm for Business, All rights reserved.
EtherPath®, EtherSeries®, EtherPoll®, EtherBridge® and EtherModem® are Registered Trademarks of Data Comm for Business, Inc.