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Multi-point serial-to-Ethernet bridge

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article image EM1500 -- interfaces all serial devices.

Z-WORLD’s EM1500 is a device that converts multi-point communications to a TCP/IP stream.

Available from Dominion Electronics , the EM1500 connects to and network enables as many as four RS232 serial devices simultaneously, while also acting as master on a multi-drop RS485 network.

In addition, the EM1500 provides an SPDT relay, two digital open collector outputs and three digital inputs suitable for interfacing to mechanical switches or logic level circuits.

The EM1500 is designed to allow easy setup and monitoring via a "black box" approach. No programming is needed. Quick configuration over Ethernet, using a web browser or the stand-alone GUI configuration program, is easy and convenient.

The EM1500 interfaces with all types of serial devices: modems, sensors, card readers, bar scanners, printers, and other data acquisition/control devices.

Having two EM1500s allows the creation of a transparent serial bridge, thereby using some of the more advanced software features, such as packaging and protocol conversions.

Setup is minimal as no programming is required to utilise its features. EM1500 operation can be adjusted using the easy-to-configure GUI application.

The EM1500 is packaged in a steel case for rigorous use and is capable of withstanding harsh industrial environments.

A low-cost tool kit is available that contains all the hardware and software tools needed to jumpstart design, including documentation on CD-ROM, user's manual with schematics, multiple communication cables, and ac adapter.

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