Cost-effective Solution for RS232/422/485 Serial-to-Industrial Ethernet Application
PLANET ICS-2400T Serial Device Server is specially designed to convert RS232, RS422 or RS485 serial communication to Industrial Fast Ethernet networking so as to extend the network distance efficiently and inexpensively. There are two 10/100BASE-TX RJ45 ports available in the ICS-2400T for your network needs. The ICS-2400T is a time-saving and cost-effective solution for users and system integrators to quickly transform their serial devices into the Ethernet network with no need of replacing the existing serial devices and software system.
As the ICS-2400T provides an easy serial-to-Ethernet connectivity and connection to a TCP/IP network, the remote network system can thus be managed efficiently via its Web, telnet and VCOM management interfaces. It supports both application and serial operation modes for alarm or IP address connection, which saves the network administrator’s time in detecting and locating network problems without visual inspection of the cabling and devices. Multiple connection options are available for large networking environment as well.
Stable Performance under Difficult Environments
The ICS-2400T provides a high level of immunity against electromagnetic interference and heavy electrical surges which are usually found on plant floors or in curbside traffic control cabinets. Its operating temperature ranging from -40 to 75 degrees C allows the ICS-2400T to be placed in almost any difficult environment.
The ICS-2400T, equipped with compact IP40 standard metal case, allows either DIN-rail or wall mounting for efficient use of cabinet space. The ICS-2400T also provides an integrated power supply source with a wide range of voltages (12 to 48V DC) ideally suitable for worldwide operation with high availability applications requiring dual or backup power inputs.
Dual Power Input for High Availability Network System
The ICS-2400T features a strong dual power input system with wide-ranging voltages (12V~48V DC) incorporated into customer’s automation network to enhance system reliability and uptime. In the example below, when Power Supply 1 fails to work, the hardware failover function will be activated automatically to keep powering the ICS-2400T via Power Supply 2 without any break of operation.
Effective Alarm Alert for Better Protection
The ICS-2400T comes with a Fault Alarm feature which can alert the users when there is something wrong with the Serial Device Server. With this ideal feature, the users would not have to waste time finding where the problem is. It will help to save time and human resource. The ICS-2400T provides event alert function to help to diagnose the abnormal device owing to whether or not there is a break of the network connection, or the rebooting response.
Digital Input and Digital Output for External Alarm
With digital input and digital output on its front panel, an external alarm can help users via the digital input to detect and log external device status (such as door intrusion detector), and then immediately send an event alarm to the administrator. The digital output can be used to alarm the administrator if the ICS-2400T serial port shows DCD, changed DSR or power failure.
Access Control System – Traditional System Application
Most of the enterprises and government use access control plate and Mifare or RFID to authorize entrance identity. Traditionally, the access control machines use RS232 or RS485 serial interface with their cables connecting to login server. By applying the ICS-2400T, the access control machine is able to extend the network over longer distances via Ethernet interfaces. In addition, the ICS-2400T can be linked to an 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 robotic conveyer including other production machines, PLC (Programmable Logical Control) is required to drive the above manufacturing process. The ICS-2400T can be set to the TCP Server mode and connected to the PLC. Thus, the administrator can configure and set command settings through Fast Ethernet intranet to remotely control the PLC, without having to stand by the I/O machine.
Surveillance Motion Control – Pair Connection Mode
Using pair connection mode via the fiber optical patch cord, the ICS-2400T can extend the distance of the deployed devices via RS232, RS422 and RS485 interfaces, making the remote management of these devices from the monitoring center easier and efficient.
Industrial Case and Installation
Digital Input and Digital Output
|Serial Ports||4 x DB9 male|
|Serial Standards||RS232/RS422/4-wire RS485/2-wire RS485|
|Baud Rate (Data Rate)||50bps to 921Kbps|
|Data Bits||5, 6, 7, 8|
|Parity Type||1, 1.5, 2|
|Stop Bit||Odd, Even, None, Space, Mark|
|Flow Control||RTS/CTS and DTR/DSR (RS232 only)
|Signals||RS232: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, GND
RS422: Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-, GND
4-wire RS485: Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-, GND
2-wire RS485: Data A (+), Data B (-), GND
|Serial Line Protection||2KV isolation protection
1KV (level 2) surge protection
15KV ESD protection
|Ethernet Ports||2 x RJ45|
|Installation||DIN-rail kit and wall-mount ear|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||56 x 87 x 135 mm|
|LED Indicators||System: Power 1, Power 2, Fault, I/O
TP Port: Link/Active
Serial Port: Tx and Rx
|Power Requirements||12~48V DC, redundant power with polarity reverse protection function|
|Power Consumption||Full Loading
12VDC: 0.419A (5.1 watts)
24VDC: 0.227A (5.4 watts)
48VDC: 0.136A (6.5 watts)
|Connector||Removable 6-pin terminal block for power input
Pin 1/2 for Power 1, Pin 3/4 for fault alarm, Pin 5/6 for Power 2
|DI and DO||2 Digital Input (DI):
Level 0: -24V~2.1V (±0.1V)
Level 1: 2.1V~24V (±0.1V)
Input Load to 24V DC, 10mA max.
2 Digital Output (DO):
Open collector to 24V DC, 100mA max.
|Alarm||Provides one relay output for power failure
Alarm relay current carry ability: 1A @ DC 24V
|Reset Button||< 5 sec: System reboot
> 5 sec: Factory default
|Management Interfaces||Web management
Telnet Console management
Windows-based VCOM Utility management
PLANET Smart Discovery Utility
|IP Version||IPv4 and IPv6|
|Operation Mode||TCP Server
Pair Connection – Remote (Slave)
Pair Connection – Local (Master)
|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)
|Alert||Built-in buzzer and RTC|
|Security||Allow max. 4 accessible IP address hosts/ranges|
|SNMP MIBs||RFC1213 MIB-II
RFC1317 RS232-like OIDs
|Regulatory Compliance||FCC Part 15 Class A,
CE Certification Class A
|Stability Testing||IEC60068-2-32 (Free fall)
|Standards||IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX
IEEE 802.3x flow control and back pressure
RFC 768 UDP
RFC 793 TFTP
RFC 791 IP
RFC 792 ICMP
RFC 854 Telnet
RFC 958 NTP
RFC 1591 DNS (client only)
RFC 1908 SNMPv2c
RFC 2068 HTTP
RFC 2131 DHCP Client
RFC 2732 Format for Literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's
RFC 3315 DHCPv6 Client
RFC 3513 IPv6 Addressing Architecture
RFC 3596 DNSv6
RFC 4443 ICMPv6
|Operating Temperature||-40 ~ 75 degrees C|
|Storage Temperature||-40 ~ 85 degrees C|
|Humidity||5 ~ 95% (non-condensing)|
|2019-05-15||2.18||1. Initial release.
2. NOT compatible with ICS-210X series products.
|Industrial 4-port RS232/RS422/RS485 Serial Device Server|