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EKI-1528 8-port RS-232/422/485 Serial Device Server

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Overview

EKI-1528The EKI-1528 features two independent Ethernet ports and MAC addresses to provide a redundant networking mechanism to guarantee Ethernet networking reliability. EKI-1528 is a serial device server that connect RS-232/422/485 serial devices, such as PLC, meters, sensors, and bar code reader to an IP-based Ethernet LAN. They allow nearly any device with serial ports to connect and share an Ethernet network. The EKI-1528 provides various operations: COM port redirection (Virtual COMport), TCP Server, IP Client and UDP mode. With COM port redirection mode, standard serial operation calls are transparently redirected to the EKI-1528 guaranteeing compatibility with legacy serial devices and enabling backward compatibility with existing software. With TCP server, TCP client, and UDP modes, the EKI-1528 ensures the compatibility of network software that uses a standard network API. Moreover, you can make serial devices communicate with other devices peer-to-peer, without any intermediate host PCs and software programming.

Features

  • Provides 2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports for LAN redundancy
  • Provides COM port redirection (Virtual COM), TCP and UDP operation modes
  • Supports baud rates up to 921.6kbps
  • Provides COM port redirection, TCP and UDP operation modes
  • Provides rich configuration methods including Windows utility, Telnet console, Web Browser and Serial Console
  • Supports Windows XP/7/8.1/10.
    Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019 and Linux
  • Built in buzzer for easy location
  • Software selectable RS-232/422/485 communication
  • Standard 1U Rackmount size
  • Rear wiring
  • Built-in 15KV ESD protection for all serial signals
  • Automatic RS-485 data flow control
  • "I" models support a wide operating temperature

Specifications

Ethernet Communications

CompatabilityIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Speed10/100/1000 Mbps, Auto MDI/MDIX
No. of ports2
Port Connector8pin RJ45
ProtectionBuilt-in 1.5kVDC magnetic isolation

Serial Communications

Port TypeSoftware selectable RS-232/422/485 port
No. of Ports8 ports
ConnectorsD-sub 9 male or 8-pin RJ45
Protection15kV ESD protection for all signals
Data Bits5, 6, 7 or 8
Stop Bits1, 1.5 or 2
ParityNone, Even, Odd, Space or Mark
Flow ControlXON/XOFF, RTS/CTS, DTR/DSR
Baud Rate50 bps to 921.6 kbps
Serial SignalsRS-232: TxD, RxD, DTR, DSR, RTS, CTS, DCD, RI, GND
RS-422: TxD+, TxD-, RxD+, RxD-, GND
RS-485: Data+, Data-, GND

Software

Driver SupportWindows XP/7/8.1/10.
Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019 and Linux
Utility SoftwareAdvantech Serial Device Server Configuration Utility
Operation ModesCOM port redirection mode (Virtual COM)
TCP/UDP server (polling) mode
TCP/UDP client (event handling) mode
Pair connection (peer to peer) mode
RFC2217 mode
ConfigurationWindows utility, Telnet console, Web Browser
ProtocolICMP, IP, TCP, UDP, BOOTP, DHCP, Auto IP, Telnet, SNMP, HTTP, DNS, SMTP, ARP, NTP
ManagementSNMP MIB-II

Mechanical

Dimensions438 x 43.6 x 259.2 mm (W x H x D)
EnclosureSECC Chassis
MountingRack

General

LED IndicatorsSystem: Power, System Status
LAN: Speed, Link/Active
Serial: Tx, Rx
Reboot TriggerBuilt-in WDT (watchdog timer) and push button for hardware reboot

Power Requirements

Input VoltageEKI-1528(I): 100~240VAC, 50-60Hz
EKI-1528T(I)-VDC: 12~48VDC
Power Consumption5.6W

Environment

Operating Temperature-10 ~ 60°C
"I" models -40 ~ 75°C
Storage Temperature-20 ~ 80°C
Operating Humidity10 ~ 95% RH

Regulatory Approvals

EMCCE, FCC Part 15 Subpart B (Class A)