16-Port Ethernet-to-serial device includes management software

Comtrol Corp. recently expanded its line of DeviceMaster products to include DeviceMaster 16-port serial hub.

07/01/2004


Comtrol Corp . recently expanded its line of DeviceMaster products to include DeviceMaster 16-port serial hub. The firm reports that its 10/100 Base-T hub can network-enable virtually any RS-232 serial device. Also, users who currently own, purchase, or upgrade to DeviceMaster serial hubs or device servers can receive Comtrol’s new, graphical PortVision serial port management console free or charge.

Both the new 16-port hub and DeviceMaster's eight-port model, announced a month earlier, deliver quick and easy peripheral connectivity using Ethernet LAN, and are ideally suited for applications where multiple peripherals are located long distances from the server. As a result, the new hub offers a LAN-attached solution, easy installation, 16 native COM ports, and superior application compatibility. It also supports RS-232 serial communication with speeds up to 230 Kbps.

The bundled packaging of DeviceMaster serial hubs with PortVision software gives network administrators an easy-to-use, affordable, graphical, and convenient way to remotely access, manage, and configure serial devices from a centrally located PC. PortVision software detects and graphically displays, in detail, every DeviceMaster server on a network. Now, network administrators can see real-time operating conditions of each device server at a glance.

—Jim Montague, news editor, Control Engineering, jmontague@reedbusiness.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Integrated mobility; Artificial intelligence; Predictive motion control; Sensors and control system inputs; Asset Management; Cybersecurity
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me