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Our user-friendly serial data switches are versatile, intelligent, and allow for seamless communication between your PC and multiple RS-232 devices.
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Model 232BSS4, our most versatile and intelligent smart serial data switch. A single RS-232 port on your PC can now communicate seamlessly with four or more RS-232 devices.
Once configured, simply run your existing application software to converse with each device as if it was directly wired to your PC.
When used with B&B Electronics RS-485 or fiber optic converters, the Model 232BSS4 smart serial data switch may be connected to PCs or serial devices miles away. Requires 12 VDC power. Model 232PS is recommended.
Free set-up software included for XP, 2000
User friendly graphic interface
Configure each port individually from your PC
8 KB buffer on each port ensures no lost data
Connectors: master DB25 female, slaves DB9 male
Mix and match baud rates
Model 232MSS2 is a compact four port mini RS-232 switch box. Its master port may be configured as either a DTE or DCE port. If the master port is DTE, the four other ports automatically become DCE ports. This model offers enhanced features that automatically control transmit/ receive functions, stop inadvertent switching from binary/graphic file transfers and inactive slave devices from holding control of the master port.
4 RS-232 DB9 female slave ports
Automatic transmit and receive control
Supports 1200 to 115.2 kbps
Requires 12 VDC power supply, Model 232PS recommended
Model 485DSS is a distributed smart switch. Use this model when your RS-232 devices are scattered. The Model 485DSS uses RS-485 technology to reach RS-232 peripherals up to 4,000 feet away. Each serial data switch has a unique address. A simple serial command from your host turns communications on or off or requests status. QuickBasic demo software is included.
Attach a unit to each “dumb” RS-232 device to make it a network node
Network up to 32 RS-232 devices up to 4,000 feet away
Requires 12 VDC power supply, Model 485PS2 recommended
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