Ethernet to Serial Conversion Selection Tips

| 7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

Stan Simmons

Ethernet to Serial Converters convert Ethernet signals to serial signals, and the other way around.  I’m sure that many of you have been using them for years.  But some folks may not be completely familiar with them, and may not realize that they can use Ethernet to Serial Converters to turn their serial devices into nodes on modern Ethernet networks.

Here are just two examples of the ways in which Ethernet to Serial Converter can save the day. 

  1. If you connect a legacy serial device to an Ethernet network it can be monitored from anywhere via a LAN or WAN.  Some folks just need the connectivity.Others may wish to gather data from serial equipment to improve efficiencies, or for data analysis that can provide earlier warnings when preventative maintenance is required.
  2. Remote installations can be very costly to service and maintain.  Imagine a situation in which you’d have to drive a long way -- or worse yet, fly -- to a remote location to find out what has gone wrong out there.  Depending on how much intelligence the remote serial device possesses, you may be able to connect it to an Ethernet to Serial converter and diagnose the situation remotely.  Eliminating just one site visit can save you quite a bit of time and money.

For a two page Ethernet to Serial Selection Guide click here

If you are interested in learning more about Ethernet to Serial converter applications, check out a few of these solution stories.


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-- Stan

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