Cost-effective Solutions of RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 for Industrial Ethernet Applications
PLANET ICS-2100 Smart Media Converter / Device Server series offers conversion of serial RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 communication to Industrial Fast Ethernet networking. It allows serial and Ethernet communications to connect efficiently and inexpensively. The ICS-2100 is a time-saving and cost-effective solution for users and SIs to quickly transform its serial equipment to the Ethernet network with no need of replacing the existing serial equipment and software system.
The ICS-2100 makes the connected serial equipment become the IP-based facilities and able to connect to a TCP/IP networking immediately. It also provides Web Management Interface for efficient network management. The powerful Web-Smart Media Converter supports application mode and serial operation mode for alarm or IP address connection, which helps reduce a network administrator’s time by detecting and locating network problems without requiring visual inspection of cabling and equipment. Multiple connection options are available for large networking environment as well.
Stable Performance under Difficult Environments
The ICS-2100 provides a high level of immunity against electromagnetic interference and heavy electrical surges which are usually found on plant floors or in curb side traffic control cabinets. Its operating temperature range from -10 to 60 degrees C allows the ICS-2100 to be placed in almost any difficult environment.
The ICS-2100 is equipped with the compact, IP30 standard metal case that allows either DIN rail or wall mounting for efficient use of cabinet space. The ICS-2100 also provides an integrated power supply source with wide range of voltages (12 to 48V DC) ideally suitable for worldwide operation with high availability applications requiring dual or backup power inputs.
Access Control System – traditional installation
Most of the enterprises and government use access control plate and Mifare or RFID to authorize entrance identity. Traditionally, access control machines use RS-232 or RS-485 serial interface with their cables connecting to login server. By connecting to ICS-210x Serial over Ethernet Converter, the access control machine is able to extend the network over longer distances via fiber optic interface. The distance can be up to 15km in a local range. In another way, the ICS-210x can be linked to a xDSL router to get the Internet access capability so that the access control can be set and monitored over the Internet.
To monitor, configure and manage the Robot conveyer including other machines in manufacturing, PLC (Programmable Logical Control) is required to drive the above manufacturing process. The ICS-210x can be set to the TCP Server mode and connect to the PLC. Thus, the administrator can configure and set command settings through Fast Ethernet intranet to remotely control the PLC, the administrator and workstation. It is not necessary to stand by the I/O machine.
Surveillance Motion Control – Pair Connection Mode
Using pair connection along with fiber optic patch cord, the ICS-210x extends RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 interface distance from surveillance and scanner to the control keyboard/ joystick installed in the remote monitoring center.
• Serial Interface
–One RS-232 port and one RS-422/485 port to 10/100Base-TX Media Conversion
–Cost effective solutions of RS-232/ RS-422/ RS-485 for Ethernet applications
–Supports RS-232 with DB9 interface, 4-wire RS-422 or 2-wire RS-485 with terminal block operation
–Asynchronous serial data rates up to 230400bps
• Ethernet Interface
–Complies with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u 10/100Base-TX standard
–Supports auto MDI/MDI-X function on RJ-45 Port for ICS-2100
• Smart Functions
–Standard TCP/IP interface and versatile operation modes
–Software Protocol supports ARP, ICMP,TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP server, DHCP client, Telnet
–Built-in IP-based Web interface for remote management
–Serial Operation mode selected via Web management
–Pair Connection mode for connecting two serial devices over a network
–PLANET Smart Discovery utility automatically finds the client devices on the network
–Firmware upgrade via HTTP protocol
–LED indicators for easy network diagnostics
–Reset Button on the front panel for resetting to factory default
• Industrial Case / Installation
–IP30 metal case protection
–DIN rail and wall mount design
–12 to 48V DC, redundant power with polarity reverse protect function and connective removable terminal block for master and slave power
–Supports EFT protection 6000 V DC for power line
–Supports 6000 V DC Ethernet ESD protection
–-10 to 60 degrees C operating temperature
|Parity Type||1, 1.5/2|
|Stop Bit||Odd, Even, None, Space, Mark|
|Baud Rate (Data Rate)||300bps to 921600bps|
|Connector||DB9 for RS-232
Terminal block for RS-422 / RS-485
|Interface||RS-232 x 1
RS-422 / RS-485 x 1
|Flow Control||Hardware, None|
|Signals||RS-232: DCD, RxD, TxD, GND, RI
RS-422: Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-
RS-485: Data A (+), Data B (-)
|Fast Ethernet Port|
|LED Indicators||System: Power 1, Power 2, Fault
TP or Fiber Port: Link / Active
Serial Port: Serial port mode, RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485
PLANET Smart Discovery Utility
|Virtual COM Utility Platform Supports||Windows Base Only:
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows 8 (Must install the latest version of WinPcap)
Windows Server 2012 (Must install the latest version of WinPcap)
|Operation Mode||TCP Server
Pair Connection – Remote (Slave)
Pair Connection – Local (Master)
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||135 x 97 x 32 mm|
|Power Supply||12~48 V DC, Redundant power with polarity reverse protection function|
|Power Consumption||10.1 watts / 34.44 BTU (max)|
|Installation||DIN rail kit and wall mount ear|
|Alarm||Provides one relay output for power failure; alarm relay current carry ability: 1A @ DC 24V|
|Environment||Operating Temperature: -10~60 degrees C
Storage Temperature: -20~75 degrees C
Operating Humidity: 10~90% RH
Storage Humidity: 5~90% RH
|Regulation Compliance||FCC Class A, CE Certification Class A|
|Standards Compliance||IEEE 802.3 10Base-T,
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX
|Stability Testing||IEC60068-2-32(Free Fall),
|Note||Reset Button on the front panel for resetting to factory default|
1.Fix the change IP address issue.
2.Fix the UDP client mode issue.
3.Fix the software reset default that IP address can not become to default IP address.
|2012-04-10||1.7b110927||(1) Fix the catch CSS issue when clear cookie.
(2) Fix the Client reply signal loss.
(3) Change Inactive Timeout to be "Second".
|2012-12-28||1.8b121009||Bug Fixed - DHCP Enable, the system will recheck after every 10 seconds.|
|2015-10-16||1.9b151007||Improve serial compatibility.|
|2017-08-11||1.91b170728||Fixed DHCP Client issue.|
|2009-04-20||1.0||Quick Install Guide|
|2012-07-13||1.2||Add model for ICS-2105A.|
|2013-11-29||3.6.3<br>(Virtual COM)||Windows Base Only:
1. Improves the stability for RS232/422/485
2. Supports Win7/Win2008:
Win8/Win2012 (Must install latest version of WinPcap)
|Industrial RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 over 10/100Base-TX Media Converter (Copper, RJ-45)|