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User Manual
EKI-152X series
1/2/4-port RS-232/422/485 Serial
Device Servers
Copyright
The documentation and the software included with this product are copyrighted 2010
by Advantech Co., Ltd. All rights are reserved. Advantech Co., Ltd. reserves the right
to make improvements in the products described in this manual at any time without
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Product Warranty (2 years)
Advantech warrants to you, the original purchaser, that each of its products will be
free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not apply to any products which have been repaired or altered by
persons other than repair personnel authorized by Advantech, or which have been
subject to misuse, abuse, accident or improper installation. Advantech assumes no
liability under the terms of this warranty as a consequence of such events.
Because of Advantech’s high quality-control standards and rigorous testing, most of
our customers never need to use our repair service. If an Advantech product is defective, it will be repaired or replaced at no charge during the warranty period. For outof-warranty repairs, you will be billed according to the cost of replacement materials,
service time and freight. Please consult your dealer for more details.
If you think you have a defective product, follow these steps:
1. Collect all the information about the problem encountered. (For example, CPU
speed, Advantech products used, other hardware and software used, etc.) Note
anything abnormal and list any onscreen messages you get when the problem
occurs.
2. Call your dealer and describe the problem. Please have your manual, product,
and any helpful information readily available.
3. If your product is diagnosed as defective, obtain an RMA (return merchandize
authorization) number from your dealer. This allows us to process your return
more quickly.
4. Carefully pack the defective product, a fully-completed Repair and Replacement
Order Card and a photocopy proof of purchase date (such as your sales receipt)
in a shippable container. A product returned without proof of the purchase date
is not eligible for warranty service.
5. Write the RMA number visibly on the outside of the package and ship it prepaid
to your dealer.
Part No. 2003152102
Edition 3
Printed in Taiwan
September 2010
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Declaration of Conformity
CE
This product has passed the CE test for environmental specifications when shielded
cables are used for external wiring. We recommend the use of shielded cables. This
kind of cable is available from Advantech. Please contact your local supplier for
ordering information.
CE
This product has passed the CE test for environmental specifications. Test conditions
for passing included the equipment being operated within an industrial enclosure. In
order to protect the product from being damaged by ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)
and EMI leakage, we strongly recommend the use of CE-compliant industrial enclosure products.
FCC Class A
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in
which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Technical Support and Assistance
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Visit the Advantech web site at www.advantech.com/support where you can find
the latest information about the product.
Contact your distributor, sales representative, or Advantech's customer service
center for technical support if you need additional assistance. Please have the
following information ready before you call:
– Product name and serial number
– Description of your peripheral attachments
– Description of your software (operating system, version, application software,
etc.)
– A complete description of the problem
– The exact wording of any error messages
Safety Instructions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Read these safety instructions carefully.
Keep this User Manual for later reference.
Disconnect this equipment from any AC outlet before cleaning. Use a damp
cloth. Do not use liquid or spray detergents for cleaning.
For plug-in equipment, the power outlet socket must be located near the equipment and must be easily accessible.
Keep this equipment away from humidity.
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Put this equipment on a reliable surface during installation. Dropping it or letting
it fall may cause damage.
7. The openings on the enclosure are for air convection. Protect the equipment
from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
8. Make sure the voltage of the power source is correct before connecting the
equipment to the power outlet.
9. Position the power cord so that people cannot step on it. Do not place anything
over the power cord.
10. All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
11. If the equipment is not used for a long time, disconnect it from the power source
to avoid damage by transient overvoltage.
12. Never pour any liquid into an opening. This may cause fire or electrical shock.
13. Never open the equipment. For safety reasons, the equipment should be
opened only by qualified service personnel.
14. If one of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by service
personnel:
– The power cord or plug is damaged.
– Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
– The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
– The equipment does not work well, or you cannot get it to work according to
the user's manual.
– The equipment has been dropped and damaged.
– The equipment has obvious signs of breakage.
15. DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THE
STORAGE TEMPERATURE MAY GO BELOW -20° C (-4° F) OR ABOVE 60° C
(140° F). THIS COULD DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT. THE EQUIPMENT
SHOULD BE IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT.
16. CAUTION: DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY
REPLACED. REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE
RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER, DISCARD USED BATTERIES
ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS.
17. The sound pressure level at the operator's position according to IEC 704-1:1982
is no more than 70 dB (A).
DISCLAIMER: This set of instructions is given according to IEC 704-1. Advantech
disclaims all responsibility for the accuracy of any statements contained herein.
Safety Precaution - Static Electricity
Follow these simple precautions to protect yourself from harm and the products from
damage.
„ To avoid electrical shock, always disconnect the power from your PC chassis
before you work on it. Don't touch any components on the CPU card or other
cards while the PC is on.
„ Disconnect power before making any configuration changes. The sudden rush
of power as you connect a jumper or install a card may damage sensitive electronic components.
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Contents
Chapter
Chapter
1
Overview...............................................1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Introduction ............................................................................................... 2
Features .................................................................................................... 3
Specifications ............................................................................................ 3
Package Check List .................................................................................. 4
2
Getting Started.....................................5
2.1
2.4
Understanding EKI-152X series................................................................ 6
2.1.1 Product Description....................................................................... 6
Figure 2.1 Dual Ethernet Connections......................................... 6
2.1.2 COM Port Redirector (Virtual COM Port)...................................... 7
Figure 2.2 COM Port Redirector .................................................. 7
Figure 2.3 Multi-Access Mode ..................................................... 8
2.1.3 TCP Server Mode ......................................................................... 9
Figure 2.4 TCP Server Mode....................................................... 9
2.1.4 TCP Client Mode........................................................................... 9
Figure 2.5 TCP Client Mode ........................................................ 9
2.1.5 Serial Tunneling Mode ................................................................ 10
Figure 2.6 Serial Tunneling Mode.............................................. 10
2.1.6 UDP Server/Client Mode............................................................. 10
2.1.7 Control Mode .............................................................................. 10
Hardware................................................................................................. 11
2.2.1 LED Indicators ............................................................................ 11
Table 2.1: EKI-152X series LED Indicators ............................... 11
2.2.2 Dimensions (Units: mm).............................................................. 12
Figure 2.7 Front View of EKI-1521/1522 ................................... 12
Figure 2.8 Side View of EKI-1521/1522..................................... 12
Figure 2.9 Back View of EKI-1521/1522.................................... 13
Figure 2.10Top View of EKI-1521/1522...................................... 13
Figure 2.11Front View of EKI-1524 ............................................ 14
Figure 2.12Side View of EKI-1524.............................................. 14
Figure 2.13Back View of EKI-1524............................................. 15
Figure 2.14Top View of EKI-1524............................................... 15
Connecting Hardware ............................................................................. 15
2.3.1 Choosing the Location ................................................................ 15
Figure 2.15Combine the Metal Mounting Kit .............................. 16
Figure 2.16DIN-rail Step 1 .......................................................... 16
Figure 2.17DIN-rail Step 2 .......................................................... 17
2.3.2 Network Connection.................................................................... 17
2.3.3 Power Connection....................................................................... 17
Figure 2.18Power Connector...................................................... 17
2.3.4 Serial Connection........................................................................ 18
Table 2.2: EKI-152X series Serial Pin Assignments.................. 18
Installing the Configuration Utility............................................................ 18
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Configuration .....................................21
3.1
3.2
Configuration Utility Overview ................................................................. 22
Discovering Serial Device Servers.......................................................... 23
3.2.1 Auto Searching ........................................................................... 23
3.2.2 Clear Device List and Search Again ........................................... 25
3.2.3 Manual Appending ...................................................................... 26
2.2
2.3
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3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
Chapter
Network Settings..................................................................................... 27
Serial Settings......................................................................................... 29
Operation Mode Settings ........................................................................ 33
3.5.1 Virtual COM Mode ...................................................................... 33
3.5.2 Data Mode (USDG Mode) .......................................................... 34
3.5.3 Control Mode (USDG Mode) ...................................................... 38
Table 3.1: AT Command List..................................................... 38
Accessible IP Settings ............................................................................ 39
Auto Warning Settings ............................................................................ 40
3.7.1 Email Alert .................................................................................. 40
3.7.2 SNMP Trap ................................................................................. 40
3.7.3 System Event.............................................................................. 41
3.7.4 Serial Port Event......................................................................... 42
Port Monitor ............................................................................................ 42
Administrator Settings............................................................................. 43
3.9.1 Import/Export Device Setting ...................................................... 44
3.9.2 Import/Export Serial Port Setting ................................................ 44
3.9.3 Locate the Serial Device Server ................................................. 45
3.9.4 Lock the Serial Device Server (Password Protection) ................ 45
3.9.5 Restore to Factory Default Settings............................................ 47
3.9.6 Update Firmware ........................................................................ 48
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Setting COM Redirector ................... 51
4.1
4.2
Setting COM Redirector (Virtual COM port)............................................ 52
4.1.1 Auto Mapping.............................................................................. 52
4.1.2 Manual Mapping ......................................................................... 54
4.1.3 Manual Direct Mapping Virtual COM Port................................... 56
4.1.4 Remove the Virtual COM Port .................................................... 56
Running Diagnostic Test......................................................................... 57
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Web-Based Configuration................ 59
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
5.10
Overview ................................................................................................. 60
Accessing the Web Page........................................................................ 60
System .................................................................................................... 62
Network Configuration ............................................................................ 62
Port Configuration ................................................................................... 63
Monitor .................................................................................................... 64
Auto Warning (Alarm) ............................................................................. 65
Change Password................................................................................... 66
Import/Export Device Settings ................................................................ 68
Reboot .................................................................................................... 69
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Telnet Configuration......................... 71
6.1
6.2
6.3
Overview ................................................................................................. 72
Telnet Console........................................................................................ 72
Command List......................................................................................... 73
Table 6.1: Console Command List ............................................ 73
Appendix A
Pin Assignments............................... 85
A.1
Pin Assignments ..................................................................................... 86
A.1.1 RS-232 Pin Assignments............................................................ 86
A.1.2 RS-422/485 Pin Assignments..................................................... 86
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Overview
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1.1 Introduction
Advantech's EKI-1521, EKI-1522, and EKI-1524 series of Industrial Device Servers
(the following manual will use EKI-152X series instead of complete model name) are
a robust, feature-rich, and cost effective way to network-enable equipment in an
industrial automation environment. The EKI-152X series provides one, two, or four
serial ports, two independent Ethernet ports, a wide range of power inputs, and a
compact slim design, making them an ideal solution for connecting multiple asynchronous RS-232/422/485 serial devices to an Ethernet network.
The two Ethernet ports allow the EKI-152X series to establish two separate Ethernet
connections to two Ethernet domain or two Ethernet Switches in the same domain.
Through dual Ethernet connections, the EKI-152X series greatly improves the device
connectivity reliability, increase system stability, and simplify the redundant configuration.
By encapsulating serial data and transporting it over Ethernet, the EKI-152X series
allows virtual serial links over Ethernet and IP (TCP/IP, UDP/IP) networks. After
Advantech Serial Device Server Configuration Utility installation, standard serial
operation calls are transparently redirected to the serial device servers, guaranteeing
compatibility with legacy serial devices and enabling backward compatibility with
existing software. EKI-152X series also supports serial tunneling, allowing two native
serial devices to communicate over a network without any hosts and programming.
As a result, you can extend limited distance, point-to-point, direct serial connections
within the plant, throughout the factory, the facility, the office building, or across the
global enterprise.
The EKI-152X series provides an impressive list of features and functions enabling
multiple industrial devices to be connected, controlled, configured, managed, and
updated over a network. With serial ports and two auto-sensing Ethernet ports, the
EKI-152X series can easily connects multiple serial devices to a network.
The transmission speed of the EKI-152X series is up to 1.2M bps totally outstripping
the competition to meet the demand for high-speed exchange. Functionally transparent and efficient, the EKI-152X series is especially designed for remotely controlling
and monitoring devices via the Internet.
Types of supported devices:
„ Human Machine Interface (HMI)
„ Programmable Controller(PLC)
„ Flow meters
„ Temperature / pressure monitoring equipment
„ Gas leak detection device
„ Scales
„ Power monitoring equipment
„ Data Acquisition Modules
EKI-152X series provides various TCP/UDP operations: COM port redirection (Virtual
COM port), TCP server/ client and UDP mode. Serial devices can be connected by
means of multi-access modes.
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1.3 Specifications
LAN
„ Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps auto sensing
„ No. of Ports: 2
„ Port Connector: RJ45
„ Protection: Built-in 1.5 KV magnetic isolation
Serial Interface
„ Interface: RS-232/422/485, software selectable
„ No. of Ports:
– EKI-1521: 1
– EKI-1522: 2
– EKI-1524: 4
„ Port Connector: DB9 male
„ Baud Rate: 50 bps to 921.6 Kbps
„ Parity: None, Even, Odd, Space, Mark
„ Data bits: 5, 6, 7, 8
„ Stop bits: 1, 1.5, 2
„ Flow control: RTS/CTS, XON/XOFF, DTR/DSR
„ Signals:
– RS-232: TxD, RxD, CTS, RTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, RI, GND
– RS-422: TxD+, TxD-, RxD+, RxD-, GND
– RS-485: Data+, Data-, GND
„ Protection: 15 KV ESD for all signals, enhanced protection for RS-422/485 lines
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Expand up 4096 serial ports for one Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 host
Provides dual 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing Ethernet ports: establish two separate
Ethernet connection
Supports high transmission speed up to 921.6 Kbps
Supports various operation mode: COM port redirection (Virtual COM port),
TCP server/client, UDP server/client mode
Supports LED indicators: easy to diagnose
Supports integrated Configuration Utility and Port-Mapping Utility: easy to configure and manage 4096 COM ports and self-diagnostic
Supports multi-access features: allows maximum of five hosts to access one
serial port simultaneously
Allows maximum 16 hosts to access TCP client and command response mode
Easy to locate specific EKI-152X series serial device server
Mounts on DIN rail, or panel
Surge protection for RS-422/485 line and power supply
SNMP MIB-II for network managment
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1.2 Features
Software
„ Utility: Advantech Serial Device Server Configuration Utility
„ Driver support: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Windows Server 2003/2008, Linux
„ Operation Mode:
– COM port redirection (Virtual COM)
– TCP/UDP server (polling) mode
– TCP/UDP client (event handling) mode
– Pair connection mode
„ Configuration: Web interface, Windows utility, Telnet console
„ Protocol: ICMP, IP, TCP, UDP, BOOTP, DHCP, Auto IP, Telnet, SNMP, HTTP,
DNS, SMTP, ARP, NTP
„ Management: SNMP MIB-II
General
„ LED indicators:
– System: Power, System Status
– LAN: Speed, Link/Active
– Serial: Tx, Rx
Power
„ Power input: 12 to 48 VDC x 2
„ Power connector: Terminal block
„ Power Consumption:
– EKI-1521: 2W
– EKI-1522: 2.5W
– EKI-1524: 4W
„ Power Line Protection: 1 KV burst (EN61000-4-4), 0.5 KV surge (EN51000-4-5)
Environmental
„ Operation Temperature: -10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F)
„ Storage Temperature: -20 to 80°C (-4 to 176°F)
„ Operating Humidity: 5 to 95% RH
Regulatory Approvals
„ ECM: CE, FCC Part 15 Subpart B (Class A)
„ Safety: UL (UL60950-1), Class I, Division 2
1.4 Package Check List
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1 x EKI-1521/1522/1524 Serial Device Server
1 x RS-232 loopback DB9 tester
Panel mounting bracket
DIN-rail mounting kit
CD-ROM for utility and user manual
Optional Accessory:
„ OPT1-DB9-AE D-sub 9 (female) to terminal block connector (for EKI-1000
series RS-422/485 use)
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Chapter
2
Getting Started
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2.1 Understanding EKI-152X series
The EKI-152X series are network-based, serial device servers for connecting RS232/422/485 devices, such as CNCs, PLCs, scales, and scanners, directly to a TCP/
IP network. Once connected through EKI-152X series, the serial device will be able
to send and receive data on a network like any other network device. It extends traditional COM ports of a PC with access over a TCP/IP network. Through networking,
you can control and monitor remote serial devices either over a LAN or over the
WAN. Since the EKI-152X series is connected through a TCP/IP network, you might
need to know some basic facts about networking in order to get the server hooked up
correctly.
2.1.1 Product Description
The EKI-152X series is designed to network-enable any RS-232/422/485 serial
device and provide industry-grade hardware and easy-use software to make connecting serial devices to an Ethernet network a surprisingly simple process. These
units immediately upgrade your existing serial devices for integration into the Internet
world. The EKI-152X series features a lot of powerful functions such as: high speed
data transfer, access-control, auto-detection of all EKI series products, remote connection from different network domain, remote firmware download, and more.
After the simple installation steps to attach your network and serial device to the
appropriate connectors on the serial device servers and driver installation, you will
then be able to communicate with the serial devices via its own application software
and with the EKI serial device server. COM port redirector, TCP server mode, TCP
client mode, UDP server mode, UDP client mode and Control mode are all different
schemes to make a serial connection across using one or more Serial device server.
EKI-152X series provides dual Ethernet ports that can establish two physical Ethernet connections. Dual connection control enables an alternative backup session that
host can connect to device server by the way of second connection while the primary
connection should be lost or dropped.
Figure 2.1 Dual Ethernet Connections
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Advantech Serial Device Server Configuration Utility is a serial COM port redirector
that creates virtual COM ports and provides access to serial device connected to
Advantech serial device server. You can configure the serial device server and
enable the Virtual COM port using one integrated utility. Advantech Serial Device
Server Configuration Utility allows you to configure Microsoft applications to
communicate with network enabled serial device servers as easily as if they were
physically installed in or directly connected on the PC.
Figure 2.2 COM Port Redirector
2.1.2.1 Normal Mode
The Advantech redirector connects the Advantech serial device servers while an
application open the COM port and disconnects from the Advantech serial device
servers when the application closes the COM port. The redirector uses TCP network
connections to the Advantech serial device server to gain the access to the
connected serial devices.
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The Advantech redirector can create up to 255 virtual COM ports. Application on the
host can open virtual COM port to access the serial device servers at the same time.
The redirector will handle each active virtual COM port as a separate TCP
connection to Advantech serial device servers.
Chapter 2
2.1.2 COM Port Redirector (Virtual COM Port)
2.1.2.2 Multi-Access Mode (Shared COM port mode)
Most of serial devices are connected directly and physically to the PC serial ports via
a cable. The operation system, ex. Windows XP, provides the COM ports that user’s
application can access, and control the serial device through the serial cable. This
means that the serial device can be connected to one host and only one application
on this host can handle input, output and control operation on this device.
If you want to run more than one applications to use a serial device, you can employ
EKI serial device servers that provide a virtual COM port for a host or multi-hosts on
an Ethernet network. EKI serial device server is located between hosts and serial
devices. Each serial port on the EKI serial device server can allow max. five host
connections through one Ethernet port or two Ethernet ports. There are two major
operation modes for Multi-Access Mode. First one is broadcast mode; EKI serial
device server handles a command from one application and replies the data from the
serial port to all applications that are connecting this serial port. Another one is polling
mode; EKI serial device server handles the command from one application and reply
to this application only. Query from other applications must be queued and wait for
current process completing.
Figure 2.3 Multi-Access Mode
By using a serial derive server to share serial device, you eliminate the separate
serial lines and serial devices that can be attached to individual hosts. Collecting the
data from these serial devices become more easily and more effectively.
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In TCP server mode, you might initiate the TCP connection from host to EKI serial
device server. This operation mode support max. five simultaneous connections for
each serial port on EKI serial device server from one host or several hosts, however
multi-hosts collect the data from one serial port at the same time
Chapter 2
2.1.3 TCP Server Mode
Getting Started
Figure 2.4 TCP Server Mode
2.1.4 TCP Client Mode
In TCP Client mode, the TCP connection will be established from EKI serial device
server. This operation mode supports max.16 simultaneous connections for each
serial port on EKI-152X series to one host or several hosts. You should configure the
IP address and TCP port number of the network hosts which the EKI serial device
server connect to using Advantech Serial Device Server Configuration Utility. After
configuration, when EKI serial device server receives the data from serial port, the
device server will employ the connection to hosts which are configured.
Figure 2.5 TCP Client Mode
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2.1.5 Serial Tunneling Mode
Two native serial devices can communicate over an Ethernet network without any
intermediate host PC and software programming. Serial Tunneling is very simple to
use. You can use Advantech Serial Device Server Configuration Utility to designate
one serial port as the tunneling master and another serial device server port as the
tunneling slave.
Figure 2.6 Serial Tunneling Mode
2.1.6 UDP Server/Client Mode
UDP is used primarily for broadcasting messages over a network. In the UDP server
mode, EKI-152X series access max. 8 hosts’ UDP message. In the UDP client mode,
EKI serial device servers transmit UDP message to max. 16 hosts simultaneously.
2.1.7 Control Mode
In controlling mode, the EKI serial device server presents a modem interface to the
attached serial device: it accepts AT-style modem commands to connect / disconnect
to other networking device. If you want serial device running application program to
connect/disconnect to different devices by request, you can use controlling mode.
The controlling mode provides three kinds of modem AT-style commands. The serial
devices can use these commands to control EKI-152X series connecting or disconnecting to remote networking devices. Thus intelligent serial devices such as standalone PLC will send /receive data to/from devices one by one via Ethernet.
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In this section, we will give you an overview of EKI-152X series hardware and installation.
2.2.1 LED Indicators
There are LEDs display the power status, network status, and serial communication
status located on the front panel of EKI-1521, EKI-1522, and EKI-1524, each of them
has its own specific meaning as below table.
LED Name
P1
P2
Status
Ethernet
Serial
LED Color
LED Description
Green
Power 1 is on.
Off
Power 1 is off, or power error condition exists.
Green
Power 2 is on.
Off
Power 2 is off, or power error condition exists.
Orange
Blinking: System is ready.
Steady on: The device server has been located by utility’s
location function.
Off
System is not working.
Orange
Blinking: Ethernet port is transmitting or receiving data.
Steady on: Ethernet has the good link for 10Mbps or 100Mbps
operations.
Green
On: 100Mbps Ethernet connection.
Off: 10Mbps Ethernet connection.
Orange
Serial port is transmitting data.
Green
Serial port is receiving data.
Off
No data is transmitted or received through the serial port.
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Table 2.1: EKI-152X series LED Indicators
Chapter 2
2.2 Hardware
2.2.2 Dimensions (Units: mm)
2.2.2.1 EKI-1521 and EKI-1522
Figure 2.7 Front View of EKI-1521/1522
Figure 2.8 Side View of EKI-1521/1522
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Figure 2.9 Back View of EKI-1521/1522
Figure 2.10 Top View of EKI-1521/1522
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Figure 2.11 Front View of EKI-1524
Figure 2.12 Side View of EKI-1524
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Figure 2.13 Back View of EKI-1524
Figure 2.14 Top View of EKI-1524
2.3 Connecting Hardware
Next, we will explain how to find a proper location for your EKI-152X series, and then
explain how to connect to the network, hook up the power cable, and connect to the
EKI-152X series serial port.
2.3.1 Choosing the Location
Due to its versatility and innovative design, EKI serial device server can be:
„ Fixed to a panel mount
„ Fixed to a DIN-rail.
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2.3.1.1 Panel/Wall Mounting
The EKI-152X series can be attached to a wall using the included metal brackets.
Each bracket comes with four screws; and then you can install the device firmly via
the components, please see the figure as below.
Figure 2.15 Combine the Metal Mounting Kit
2.3.1.2 DIN Rail Mounting
You can mount the EKI-152X series on a standard DIN-rail. Please screw the DIN-rail
kit on the serial device server first.
First, hang the EKI-152X series to the DIN-rail with angle of inclination. See below
figure.
Figure 2.16 DIN-rail Step 1
Then, let the device down straight to slide over the rail smoothly.
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2.3.2 Network Connection
EKI-152X series has 2x RJ-45 that support connection to 10 Mbps Ethernet, or 100
Mbps Fast Ethernet, and half or full duplex operation. EKI-152X series can be connected to other hubs or switches through a twisted-pair straight through the cable or
a crossover cable up to 100m long.
2.3.3 Power Connection
The EKI-152X series supports dual 12 to 48 VDC power inputs and power-fail relay
output.
Figure 2.18 Power Connector
You can connect an alarm indicator, buzzer or other signaling equipment through the
relay output. The relay opens if power input 1 or 2 fails (“Open” means if you connect
relay output with an LED, the light would be off).
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Figure 2.17 DIN-rail Step 2
2.3.4 Serial Connection
EKI-152X series provides one, two, or four ports DB9 (male) connectors. RS-232/
422/485 pin assignments as below:
Table 2.2: EKI-152X series Serial Pin Assignments
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
RS-232
DCD
RX
TX
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
RS-422
TX-
-
-
TX+
GND
-
RX+
-
RX-
RS-485
DATA-
-
-
DATA+
GND
-
-
-
-
2.4 Installing the Configuration Utility
The following section will show you how to install the Advantech serial device server
configuration utility, a tool to set up and monitor theEKI-152X series serial device
servers.
Note!
1.
2.
Be sure the Microsoft .NET Framework on your host PC is greater than
version 2.0.
Insert the Advantech industrial communication IEDG series driver utility CD into
the CD-ROM drive (e.g. E:\) on the host PC.
Use Windows explorer or the Windows Run command to execute the setup program, the path for the setup program on the CD-ROM should be: E:\Utility&Driver\SerialDeviceServerConfigurationUtility\Serial_Device_Server_Config
uration_Utility_[Version]_Release_[date].exe
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Carefully read the Software License Agreement, and press "Yes" to continue.
Getting Started
Upon executing the setup program, the Welcome Dialog Box will be pop-up.
Press the "Next" button to continue.
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The Setup program will specify a default installation path: C:\Program
Files\Advantech eAutomation\Serial Device Server Configuration Utility\
6.
After setup has copied all program files to your computer, click the <Finish> button to finish the installation.
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3.1 Configuration Utility Overview
EKI-152X series serial device servers provide an easy-to-use utility to configure your
serial device server through an Ethernet connection. For secure administration, it can
also restrict the access rights for configuration to only one host PC. With this secure
function enabled, other PCs will not have permission for configuration. After the
installation program on the Advantech IEDG Series Driver Utility CD-ROM is finished,
the serial device servers will be ready for use and configure.
Advantech Serial Device Server Configuration Utility is an excellent device server
management tool. You can connect and configure the local and remote Advantech
serial device servers easily. Moreover, Virtual COM port will be enabled in the same
utility. Using this utility, you can:
„ Configure the network settings (you can set the IP address, Gateway address,
and Subnet mask)
„ View and set the serial port parameters (configure operating mode, baud rate,
serial port settings and operating mode settings)
„ Perform diagnostic tests (virtual COM port testing, port status list)
„ Perform administrative functions (export and import the serial device server
setting, manage access IP, a descriptive name, upgrade firmware)
„ Configure COM port redirector (virtual COM port)
You may open the Serial Device Server Configuration Utility from the Windows Start
Menu by clicking Start Æ All Programs Æ Advantech eAutomation Æ Serial
Device Server Configuration Utility. The Serial Device Server Configuration Utility
will appear as below.
There are four major areas in this new serial device server configuration utility.
1. Serial Device Server List Area: All devices will be searched and listed in this
area. You can arrange different favorite group and virtual COM ports.
2. Serial Device Server Information Area: Click on the serial device server or move
cursor to the serial device server, the related information will be shown on this
area.
3. Configuration Area: Click on the item on the Device Server List Area, the
configuration page will display on the area.
4. Quick Tool Bar: Useful management functions shortcut.
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Please reserve TCP/UDP port 5048 and 5058 in your Ethernet network,
configuration utility will use these ports to communicate with Advantech
EKI-1000, ADAM-4570, and EDG-4500 serial device servers.
3.2 Discovering Serial Device Servers
Advantech Serial Device Server Configuration Utility will automatically search all the
EKI-1000, ADAM-4570 and EDG-4500 series device servers on the network and
show them on the Serial Device Server List Area of the utility. The utility provides an
auto-search function to show your device(s) by simply executing the configuration
utility program from the Start Menu.
From here all device on the same network domain will be searched and display on
Device Server List Area. You can click on the device name to show the features of
the specific device. Click on the “+” before the model name (e.g. EKI-1524), and the
utility will expand the tree structure to show the individual device name. Click on the
“-” before the model name (e.g. EKI-1524), and the utility will collapse the tree structure.
For example, the EKI-1524 in this figure is shown “EKI-1524-A6A262” after
expanding the tree structure.
Note!
When you run the Configuration Utility for the first time, the default
device name is “MAC ID”. In this case, the device name “EKI-1524A6A262” means the device “MAC ID” is “00 D0 C9 A6 A2 62”. You can
change the default device name in the System Tab of Device Properties.
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3.2.1 Auto Searching
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Note!
Select the device in this sub-tree. The first tab on the “Configuration Area” shows the
summary of “Basic Information” included device type, version, and name, “Ethernet
Information”, and “Serial Port Information”. In the serial port information frame, it displays the operation mode, status and connected host IP.
Click on the “+” before the device name, and the utility will expand the interfaces on
this device server.
Click on each item, you will entry the configuration page to change the setting. The
configuration will be introduced on following sections.
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3.2.2 Clear Device List and Search Again
You can click the
button on the Quick Tool Bar. The utility will clear all list
device servers in the Serial Device Server List Area and re-search again. Don’t use
this function frequently. The warning message will be pop-up when you double click
this button.
You can click the
button on the “Quick Tool Bar”. The utility will search serial
device server on local LAN.
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3.2.3 Manual Appending
Using “Add IP address to Favorite” or “Search a Range of IP addresses” function,
you are able to add one device or group of devices to “Favorites”. These devices can
locate on local network domain or other network domain.
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This section explains how to configure the EKI-152X series network using this utility
so that it can communicate over a network with serial devices.
Click on the “+” before the model name (e.g. EKI-1524), and the utility will expand the
tree structure to show the individual device name. And click on the “+” before the
device name, and the utility will expand the interfaces on this device server. Select
the Ethernet interface. (Select Eth1 or Eth2, these are two individual Ethernet ports)
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3.3 Network Settings
Configuration
MAC address:
The MAC address is for the local system to identify and locate each serial device
servers. This MAC address is already set before delivery from factory, hence no need
for further configuration.
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IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway:
You can choose from four possible IP Configuration modes --- Static, DHCP,
BOOTP, and DHCP/BOOTP.
Static IP
User defined IP address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway.
DHCP + Auto-IP
DHCP Server assigned IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS.
BOOTP + Auto-IP
BOOTP Server assigned IP address.
DHCP + BOOTP + Auto-IP
DHCP Server assigned IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS, or
BOOTP Server assigned IP address. (If the DHCP Server does not respond)
DNS Setting
In order to use DNS feature, you need to set the IP address of the DNS server to be
able to access the host with the domain name. The EKI-152X series serial device
server provides Primary DNS Server and Secondary DNS Server configuration items
to set the IP address of the DNS server. Secondary DNS Server is included for use
when Primary DNS server is unavailable.
DHCP Advanced Setting
When you enabling DHCP protocol to get IP address, it will be waited DHCP server
to give IP within DHCP timeout. The default value is 180 seconds.
Note!
When you have finished the configuration of these settings for each category, please press the “Apply” button in order to make these settings
effective on the Serial Device Server. (Will reboot your Serial Device
Server immediately)
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This section explains how to configure the EKI-152X series serial communication
parameters using this utility. There are various operation modes that are suitable for
different application.
„ Description:
You can give a more detailed description on the function of the port for easier management and maintenance. Descriptions have a limit of 128 characters.
„ Type
The EKI-152X series serial device server offers three kinds of serial interfaces, RS232, RS-485 and RS-422. User can use any of the three serial interfaces according
to user’s requirements.
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Click on the "+" before the model name (e.g. EKI-1524), and the utility will expand the
tree structure to show the individual device name. And click on the “+” before the
device name, and the utility will expand the interfaces on this device server. Select
the serial interface.
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„ Baud Rate:
The EKI-152X series serial device server supports baud rate from 50 to 921.6Kbps.
While setting the baud rate, please note that the value should conform to the current
transmission speeds of connected devices.
„ Parity:
The EKI-152X series serial device server provides five options: None, Odd, Even,
Space, and Mark.
„ Data Bits:
The EKI-152X series serial device server provides four options: 5, 6, 7 and 8.
„ Stop Bits:
The EKI-152X series serial device server provides three options: 1, 1.5 and 2.
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When you have finished the configuration of these settings for each category, please press the “Apply” button in order to make these settings
effective on the Serial Device Server. Or you can press “Apply All Ports”
to make these setting effective for all serial ports on the Serial Device
Server.
„ Advanced Settings:
The EKI-152X series serial device server provides the advanced settings for some
special applications which need critical time requirements. In normal applications,
these settings are recommended not to be set to avoid the unusual action happened.
Delay Time (ms)
When you enable the delay time, the serial port will postpone the received data for
the time interval you set, and then send the received data to the TCP/IP network.
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„ Flow Control:
The EKI-152X series serial device server provides four options: None, XOn/XOff,
RTS/CTS, and DTR/DSR.
Ignore Purge
Some application program will purge the serial port while it is the first time opens this
serial port. You can ignore the purge command by enable this option.
Disable Character Timeout Detection
Enable this option will disable the serial port character timeout detection.
Disable Multiple Connection
Enable this option will disable the multi-access function, thus the only one TCP connection is allowed on this serial port.
Buffer Data Size
It determines the internal buffer size to queue data to become a packet.
Port Timeout
It determines the time period that received data from serial port will be postponed.
RTL (Receiver Trigger Level)
It determines how often or when the receiver interrupt will be trigged.
TTL (Transmitter Trigger Level)
It determines how often or when the transmitter will be trigged.
FCL (Flow Control Low Trigger Level)
It determines when the transmission will be suspend or resume.
Write to FIFO
It determines the maximum characters will be wrote into one interrupt.
RTS Status
DTR Status //¥÷ÛwÞ÷
RTS, DTR signals are initially high level after booting. It determines the status of RTS
and DTR for following four options: ON, OFF, Toggle by connect, and Toggle by data.
Note!
These settings are just for some special application cases. We recommend do not enable the advanced settings in normal usage.
3.5 Operation Mode Settings
3.5.1 Virtual COM Mode
The EKI-152X series serial device server extends traditional COM ports of a PC to
Ethernet access. Through Ethernet networking, users can control and monitor
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The EKI-152X series provides Multi-access function through Ethernet connection
path. Allow the maximum of 5 connections to open one serial port simultaneously. In
this mode, all connection has to use the same serial setting. If one serial setting of
these connections is different from others, the data communication may operate
incorrectly.
„ Host Idle Timeout
The "Host Idle Timeout" setting monitors the connection between the host and the
device. If the "Host Idle Timeout" setting time is reached, the device server will
release the resources allocated to the port mapping. This prevents a stalled host from
affecting the connective device.
The EKI-152X series provides Multi-access function through Ethernet connection
path. Allow the maximum of 5 connections to open one serial port simultaneously. In
the mode, all connection has to use the same serial setting. If one serial setting of
these connections is different from others, the data communication may operate
incorrectly.
There are two operating mode of Multi-access function. One is Normal mode;
another is Round-Robin mode.
„ Normal mode
Disabling “Response Timeout” parameter, the EKI-152X series will operate in “normal mode”. When multiple hosts open the serial port simultaneously, the EKI-152X
series only offers control ability for the first connected host and provides data communication function for others. Each serial port supports up to five simultaneous con-
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The EKI-152X series comes with COM port redirector (virtual COM driver) that work
with Window 2000/XP/Vista(X86) systems. The driver establishes a transparent connection between host and serial device by mapping the IP of the EKI-152X
seriesserial device server serial port to a local COM port on the host computer.
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remote serial devices and equipments over LAN or WAN. The EKI-152X series
comes with a COM port redirector (Virtual COM driver) that transmits all serial signals
intact. This means that your existing COM-based software can be preserved, without
modifying to fulfill the needs. The Virtual COM mode allows user to continue using
RS-232/422/485 serial communications software that was written for pure serial communication applications.
nections, so multiple hosts can transmit/receive data to/from the same serial port
simultaneously. Every host can transmit data to the same serial port, and the EKI152X series will also transmit data to every hosts. When the multiple hosts transmit
data to the same serial port at the same time, the received data from Ethernet and
the outputs of serial port are mixed. When the EKI-152X series receives data from
serial port, the data will also be transmitted to the connected hosts simultaneously.
„ Round-Robin mode:
Enabling “Response Timeout” parameter, the EKI-152X series will operate in
“Round-Robin mode”. Each serial port supports up to five simultaneous connections,
so multiple hosts can transmit/receive data to/from the same serial port simultaneously. Every host can transmit data to the same serial port simultaneously, but the
EKI-152X series will process the data communication in order. The EKI-152X series
will process the first host’s request and reply the response to the first host. The EKI152X series serial device server can determine the end of the serial acknowledgement via response timeout. When EKI-152X series serial device server receives
nothing from serial port after the setting of response timeout, the device will reply the
acknowledgement to the host and then process the next host’s request. While the
connected hosts are more and “Response Timeout” is long, the process time is much
longer.
Frame Break is a very import parameter for Round Robin mode. This parameter is
the smart way to reduce inefficient waiting time and the EKI-152X series can transmit
data more efficiently. Disabling the Frame Break function, the EKI-152X series will
wait “Response Timeout” period, whether the device have transmitted the data. During this period, the commands from hosts will be queued and the EKI-152X series
just processes this command. Enabling “Frame Break”, if the serial port idle is longer
than the “Frame Break” period, the EKI-152X series will assume the communication
is completed and continue the next host’s query. This is an efficient way to reduce the
waiting time and improve the performance.
3.5.2 Data Mode (USDG Mode)
The EKI-152X series can be Data server or Data client either. Both operations support TCP and UDP protocol. The EKI-152X series makes your serial devices behave
just like networking devices. You can issue commands or transmit data from serial
devices, which connected to the EKI-152X series, to any devices that are connected
to the Internet.
The EKI-152X series allows most 5 host PCs accessing data simultaneously via polling networking architecture. You can use it according to your application. If you want
to access the EKI-152X series, you must ascertain your application software supports standard networking application programming interface (API) such as: WinSock
Socket.
You might select “USDG Mode” as the following figure to change the mode of the port
to TCP server/client or UDP mode.
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Protocol
The EKI-152X series provides TCP/IP and UDP two protocols. In settings, you can
choose either TCP mode or UDP mode according to your application.
Data Listen Port
The TCP/UDP port number represents the source port number, and the number is
used to identify the channel for remote initiating connections. Range: 1024-65533. If
an unknown caller wants to connect to the system and asks for some services, they
need to define the TCP/UDP port to carry a long-term conversation.
Each node on a TCP/IP network has an IP address, and each IP address can allow
connections on one or more TCP port. The well known TCP ports are those that have
been defined; for example, port 23 is used for Telnet connections. There are also
custom sockets that users and developers define for their specific needs. The default
TCP/UDP port of the EKI-152X series is 5300. The example initial 5300 is System
Port, and 5301 is Data Port. But users can adjust them by one's preference or application.
Each port has its own data listen port to accept connected request of other network
device. So, the data listen port can’t be set the same value. You can transmit/receive
data to/from device via the data listen port.
Command Listen Port
Each port has its own command listen port to accept connected request of other network device. So, the command listen port can’t be set the same value. You can use
‘AT command’ to change the port setting via the command listen port. The Command
Listen Port should be different from the Data Listen port.
Data Idle Timeout
The default is 60 seconds. If you want to keep connection continually, you can
disable the Data Idle Timeout. Data idle Time is the time period in which the device
waits for data. If the EKI-152X series does not receive data over an established idle
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time, the EKI-152X series will disconnect temporarily. When the data comes to the
EKI-152X series, it will reconnect automatically. Users do not need to reconnect.
Enable Time Sharing
The EKI-152X series provides Multi-access function through Ethernet connection
path. Allow the maximum of 5 connections to open one serial port simultaneously. In
the mode, all connection has to use the same serial setting. If one serial setting of
these connections is different from others, the data communication may operate
incorrectly.
There are two operating mode of Multi-access function. One is Normal mode;
another is Round-Robin mode.
Normal Mode
Disabling “Response Timeout” parameter, the EKI-152X series will operate in “normal
mode”. When multiple hosts open the serial port simultaneously, the EKI-152X series
only offers control ability for the first connected host and provides data communication function for others. Each serial port supports up to five simultaneous connections, so multiple hosts can transmit/receive data to/from the same serial port
simultaneously. Every host can transmit data to the same serial port, and the EKI152X series will also transmit data to every hosts. When the multiple hosts transmit
data to the same serial port at the same time, the received data from Ethernet and
the outputs of serial port are mixed. When the EKI-152X series receives data from
serial port, the data will also be transmitted to the connected hosts simultaneously.
Round-Robin Mode
Enabling “Response Timeout” parameter, the EKI-152X series will operate in “RoundRobin mode”. Each serial port supports up to five simultaneous connections, so multiple hosts can transmit/receive data to/from the same serial port simultaneously.
Every host can transmit data to the same serial port simultaneously, but the EKI152X series will process the data communication in order. The EKI-152X series will
process the first host’s request and reply the response to the first host. The EKI-152X
series serial device server can determine the end of the serial acknowledgement via
response timeout. When EKI-152X series serial device server receives nothing from
serial port after the setting of response timeout, the device will reply the acknowledgement to the host and then process the next host’s request. While the connected
hosts are more and “Response Timeout” is long, the process time is much longer.
Frame Break is a very import parameter for Round Robin mode. This parameter is
the smart way to reduce inefficient waiting time and the EKI-152X series can transmit
data more efficiently. Disabling the Frame Break function, the EKI-152X series will
wait “Response Timeout” period, whether the device have transmitted the data. During this period, the commands from hosts will be queued and the EKI-152X series
just processes this command. Enabling “Frame Break”, if the serial port idle is longer
than the “Frame Break” period, the EKI-152X series will assume the communication
is completed and continue the next host’s query. This is an efficient way to reduce the
waiting time and improve the performance.
Auto Connect Peer IP
If enabling this option, EKI-152X series will connect to TCP/IP which are set at Peers
page automatically after boot up.
Peer Number
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Set the number of network device which you want to connect. You can set maximum
sixteen network devices which you want to connect. You need to fill out the IP
Address and Port (including local port and peer port) of network devices which you
want to connect.
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Data Pack
Data pack means you can set condition of receiving data from serial port to be a
package according to your application. There are four options to set the data packing:
by data size (Byte), by time interval (ms), by character timeout (4 Bytes), or by end of
character.
3.5.3 Control Mode (USDG Mode)
In controlling mode, the EKI-152X series presents a modem interface to the attached
serial device: it accepts AT-style modem commands to connect / disconnect to other
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networking device. If you want serial device running application program to connect/
disconnect to different devices dynamically, you can use controlling mode.
The “Control mode” provides three kinds of modem AT-style commands. The serial
devices can use these commands to control the EKI-152X series to connect/disconnect to remote networking device. Thus, intelligent serial devices such as standalone
PLC will send /receive data to/from devices one by one via Ethernet.
Please refer to the Data Mode (USDG Mode) to setup the Data Listen Port, Command Listen Port, and Data Idle Timeout.
Hangup Character
The default character is “+”. After you have connected to another serial device via
EKI-152X series, you may need to disconnect. Then you can use the command
"+++" to disconnect. To do this leaves your keyboard idle (don't press any keys) for at
least several seconds, then press "+" three times. You can set "Guard Time" to define
the idle time. Be sure that you have to press "+" over the idle time.
Guard Time
The default value is 1000 ms.
Example: <Guard Time> + <Guard Time> + <Guard Time> +
The following commands are available for EKI-152X series.
Table 3.1: AT Command List
Command
Function
ATDT<IP address> <TCP port>
<CR>
“Forms a TCP connection to the specified host.
Ex: ATDT 192.0.55.22:5201
In above example, the EKI serial device server forms
a raw TCP connection to the networking device
(192.0.55.22). The TCP port is 5301.”
ATA <CR>
Answering an incoming call
+++<CR>
Returns the user to the command prompt when
entered from the serial port during a remote host connection.
<LF><CR> OK <LF><CR>
Commands are executed correctly
<LF><CR> CONNECT <LF><CR>
Connect to other device
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<LF><CR> DISCONNECT
<LF><CR>
Disconnect from other device
<LF><CR> ERROR <LF><CR>
Incorrect commands
<LF><CR> FAIL <LF><CR>
If you issu an ATDT command and can not connect to
the device, it will response “FAIL”.
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<LF><CR> RING ddd.ddd.ddd <LF>< Detect the connection request from other device,
CR>
which IP address is ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd.
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3.6 Accessible IP Settings
Accessible IP setting allows you to add or remove the blocking host IP addresses to
prevent unauthorized access. If you want to restrict access to certain PCs, you can
list their IP addresses in this area. The maximum is 32 PCs.
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3.7 Auto Warning Settings
3.7.1 Email Alert
Consult your ISP or Network Administrator for the proper SMTP mail server settings.
The auto warning functions may not work properly without proper settings.
3.7.2 SNMP Trap
You need to set the proper IP address of SNMP Trap Server. And choose the Trap
Version; there are “SNMP v1” and “SNMP v2c” options.
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3.7.3 System Event
Configuration
Cold Start
This refers to starting the system from power off. When performing a cold start, the
EKI-152X series will send an e-mail, or send a SNMP trap after success rebooting.
Warm Start
This refers to restarting the system without turning the power off. When performing a
warm start, the EKI-152X series will send an e-mail, or send a SNMP trap after
restarting the system.
Authentication failure
The user types a wrong password from Console or Administrator. When authentication failure
Occurs, the EKI-152X series will send an e-mail, or send a SNMP trap.
IP Change
The user changes the EKI-152X series’s IP address. When the IP address changes,
the EKI-152X series will send an e-mail, or send a SNMP trap after restarting the system.
Password Change
The user changes the EKI-152X series’s password. When the password changes,
the EKI-152X series will send an e-mail, or send a SNMP trap after restarting the system.
Ethernet 1 Down
The Ethernet 1 port has link failure condition. When the Ethernet 1 links fail, the EKI152X series will send an e-mail, or send a SNMP trap immediately.
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Ethernet 2 Down
The Ethernet 2 port has link failure condition. When the Ethernet 2 links fail, the EKI152X series will send an e-mail, or send a SNMP trap immediately.
3.7.4 Serial Port Event
DCD Change
The DCD (Data Carrier Detect) signal has changed, also indicating that the modem
connection status has changed. For example, a DCD change to high also means
“Connected” between local modem and remote modem. If the DCD signal changes to
low, it also means that the connection line is down. When the DCD signal changes,
the EKI-152X series will send an e-mail, or send a SNMP trap.
DSR Change
The DSR (Data Set Ready) signal has changed, also indicating that the data communication equipment’s power is off. For example, a DSR change to high also means
that the DCE is powered ON. If the DSR signal changes to low, it also means that the
DCE is powered off. When the DSR signal changes, the EKI-152X series will send an
e-mail, or send a SNMP trap.
3.8 Port Monitor
Configuration utility provides an excellent function that allows monitoring the serial
ports’ status. It will present each serial port’s operation mode and status. The IP
address of the host PC which is communicating with serial port will be list on the right
window. Click “Refresh” button, the status will be refresh once. It will be auto refresh
after click “Auto Refresh” and the time duration is depending on the setting (the
default value is 1000ms).
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3.9 Administrator Settings
The configuration utility provides several administrator settings for easy management
and configuration. Right click the mouse on the device name in the sub-tree of Serial
Device Sever List Area, and select these administrator settings.
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3.9.1 Import/Export Device Setting
The utility allows importing or exporting the serial device server’s setting via the
“.conf” file format.
3.9.2 Import/Export Serial Port Setting
The utility allows importing or exporting the serial port setting including “Basic Setting” and “Operation Setting” via “.sps” file format.
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3.9.3 Locate the Serial Device Server
If there are many serial device severs need your management, you may need to
identify which unit is correct to configuration on utility. Click “Locate” to make that
unit’s “Status” LED be steady on and the buzzer will make the beep sound until you
click “Stop Locate”.
3.9.4 Lock the Serial Device Server (Password Protection)
The configuration utility provides the “Lock Device” function to make it more confidential. You need to set up a password while the first time clicking “Lock Device”. Be sure
to click “Reset Device” to restart the serial device server and store your setting password into the memory.
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Click “Unlock Device” to unlock the serial device sever, and you need to fill in the
password you have set up before. If you forgot the password, the only way to solve
this problem is to restore the setting of the serial device server to the factory default
which will be introduced next section.
If you want to disable this function or change the password, click “Change Password”
to change the password to default “None” (leave the new password and confirm new
password columns blank) to disable this function or other password you want to
change. Be sure to click “Reset Device” to restart the serial device sever and store
the new password into the memory.
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3.9.5 Restore to Factory Default Settings
The configuration utility provides this function to let you can restore the serial device
server to factory default settings. The confirm message will be pop-up while clicking
“Restore to Factory Default Settings”. If you really want to restore the serial device
sever to factory default settings, please click “Yes” button to continue.
Then, please power off the serial device server within ten seconds, after reconnecting the power back, the all setting will be reset to the factory default. If the power
remains more than ten seconds, the serial device server will not have any changes.
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3.9.6 Update Firmware
Advantech continually upgrades its firmware to keep up with the ever-expending
world of computing. You can use the update firmware function in the utility to carry
out the upgrade procedure. Please access Advantech’s website: http://www.advantech.com to download the latest version of the firmware. Before update the firmware,
make sure that your host’s Network domain is as same as the serial device server or
the host can establish the TCP connection to the serial device server.
Right Click on the device name and select “Update Firmware” function.
Select the firmware file you want to update.
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Be sure that the host PC Ethernet network domain is as same as the
EKI-152X series serial device server or the host PC can establish the
TCP connection with the serial device server while doing the updating
firmware process.
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Wait for few seconds to process the updating firmware. After downloading the firmware completely, click on the “OK” button. The serial device server will restart automatically.
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Setting COM
Redirector
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4.1 Setting COM Redirector (Virtual COM port)
Advantech COM port mapping software is a serial COM port redirector that creates
virtual COM ports and provides access to serial devices connected to Advantech
serial device servers. Your serial device applications can communicate with serial
devices connected to Advantech serial device servers without software changes.
Since the virtual COM ports work like standard Windows COM ports, your application
software sees no difference between a local serial device and one connected to a
Advantech serial device server.
COM redirector utility and Virtual COM port Management utility are integrated into
one utility with same GUI. Advantech Serial Device Server Configuration Utility can
create all Virtual COM ports using “Auto Mapping” function. You can map the Virtual
COM port by yourself.
4.1.1 Auto Mapping
Right click the serial device name on the sub-tree of Device Server List area and
select the “Auto Mapping” function.
The serial ports that can be assigned to virtual COM will be shown in this window.
Select the serial ports you wish to map or click the <Select All> button and press
<Map Selected Ports> button. The selected serial ports will be mapped to virtual
COM ports in sequential order.
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The COM ports in the “Virtual Com Ports” listing are now available for use by Windows applications.
4.1.2 Manual Mapping
Right click the serial device name on the sub-tree of Device Server List area and
select the “Manual Mapping” function.
ADAM series, EDG series, and EKI wireless series have only one IP address. Select
the serial port on the device server and the host COM that you want to set. Press
<Map it> to establish the virtual COM port on the host.
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EKI-152X series has two Ethernet ports. You can select two Ethernet port to establish
two Ethernet connections with one virtual COM port. It means that COM redirector
will use one connection with the COM port on device server to communicate. If this
connection failed, COM redirector will establish another Ethernet connection to
communicate with device. The switch time will be 3 seconds ~ 5 seconds depending
on the network traffic and host status.
If you don’t use the redundant function, just select the correct IP address in the IP
address 1 field.
Note If you set the wrong IP address, COM redirector will still try to connect the
device. It might cause the system performance low or other issue.
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If the function is disabled, the connection can not be re-established again unless the
COM redirector or host is restarted.
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Auto Reconnect Property
Sometimes, the connection between Advantech serial device server and HOST is
interrupted by network traffic or powered-off by accident. In such a situation, the host
has to reconnect to Advantech serial device server. The function "Auto Reconnect" is
for this purpose, if the Advantech serial server loses the connection to its host, the
COM redirector will try to re-establish the connection while the host’s AP access the
virtual COM port. The COM redirector DOES NOT re-establish the connection automatically. When the connection is working again, the host's commands will be automatically received by the Advantech serial device server again. Reconfiguration is
not necessary, so this function enhances the reliability of the system.
4.1.3 Manual Direct Mapping Virtual COM Port
Click the
button on the Quick Took area, you can add a target by selecting
the Device Type and inputting the IP address without physically connecting the serial
device server to the network.
4.1.4 Remove the Virtual COM Port
If you want to remove the virtual COM port, you can remove them one by one or
group remove ports.
„
Individually Remove
Right click on COM port you have mapped and select “Remove This Port”.
„
Group Remove Port
Right click on Virtual Com Ports on Device Server List Area and select “Group
Remove Port”, you can choose which ports you want to remove.
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The purpose of this test is to make sure the communication from host PC to EKI152X series is OK. If there is still an error, you can check the communication from the
EKI-152X series to the devices.
If the test is selected, an external test will be done to check that the connection
signals for each port are working properly. For the test, you will need to connect
each port to a loopback tester (provided in the package). The loopback test
only applies to RS-232 mode. The test is divided into two parts: Signal test and
Communication Parameters test.
Note IBefore you do this diagnostic test, you must complete the process of virtual
COM port mapping.
1.
Click “Simple Serial Test” on the Tools menu.
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4.2 Running Diagnostic Test
2.
Select which COM port you want to run a diagnostic test, and then press “Test”
button to process the testing.
Signal Test
„ RTS -> CTS check the RTS and CTS signal between two ports
„ DTR -> RI check the DTR and RI signal between two ports
„ DTR -> DSR check the DTR and DSR signal between two ports
„ DTR -> DCD check the DTR and DCD signal between two ports
Communication Parameters Test
„ Baud rate 50bps ~ 921.6kbps
„ Data bit
5, 6, 7, 8
„ Stop bit
1, 1.5, 2
„ Parity
Odd, Even, None, Space, Mark
When the test is finish, it will show the test result, the click “Exit” button to return to
the utility window.
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Web-Based
Configuration
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5.1 Overview
EKI-152X series serial device server can be configured through a web interface. By
using a standard web browser, the same procedure as with the Windows configuration utility can be used. In the browser’s address field, enter the IP Address of your
EKI-152X series serial device server. The default IP setting is 10.0.0.1, but you
should use the IP which you have previously assigned for this device. Once the IP is
entered, you will be presented with the following windows.
Note!
Before using the web-based configuration, make sure your host PC
Ethernet network IP domain is as same as the serial device server, or it
can establish the TCP connection with the serial device server.
5.2 Accessing the Web Page
By configuration utility
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5.3 System
You can change the Device Name and Device Description on this page. You can also
enable or disable the Web, Telnet, and SNMP functions. Moreover, you can set the
Timezone related setting.
5.4 Network Configuration
Click the Net Configuration and chose either Net 1 or Net 2, there are Net Mode, IP
Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS. Enter the corresponding values
for your network environment. Remember press “Save” after fill in all values.
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All new configurations will take effect after rebooting. The reboot function is located on the main menu of the Web Configuration.
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There are Basic, Operation Mode, and Advanced Setting in the serial port
configuration. For more detailed information for setting, please refer to chapter 3.4
and chapter 3.5.
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Note!
5.6 Monitor
You can monitor the serial ports settings, statistic, and the connected IP address by
click on Monitor function on the main menu.
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You can set the e-mail server and SNMP Trap server in the Setting page, and set the
event type in the Event page. For more detailed information for Auto Warning
function, please refer to chapter 3.7.
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5.7 Auto Warning (Alarm)
Note!
All new configurations will take effect after rebooting. The reboot function is located on the main menu of the Web Configuration.
5.8 Change Password
You can change the serial device server password on here:
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If you want to disable the password protection, just change the password to the
default “None” (leave the new password column blank), Be sure to press the “Save”
button and reboot the serial device server to make the change effective.
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If you have set a password via the configuration utility or Telnet or serial console,
when you access the web configuration, you need to key in the password. Do not
need to enter the username in the dialog.
5.9 Import/Export Device Settings
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The configuration will take effect after clicking “Save” button. But all configurations
will save to flash memory after this reboot step. Press the “Reboot” button and the
system will give a reset response. It will take a few seconds to reconnect with the
new values.
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6
Telnet Configuration
6.1 Overview
The purpose of the Console Configuration is to help you manage your device in console mode. One of the main functions of the console mode is to change the web configuration login password. You can use terminal software like Hyper Terminal, Telix
and other related terminal software.
6.2 Telnet Console
Create a new connection
You can create a new Telnet connection and assign a connection name for the console configuration.
Input the IP address
Confirm that the Telnet console configuration works ok. Be sure that your host PC
Ethernet network IP domain is as same as the EKI-152X series serial device server,
and the Telnet TCP port number is “23”.
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After connection the serial device server in Telnet console mode, you can see the
welcome message in the Hyper Terminal Windows.
Telnet Configuration
6.3 Command List
Table 6.1: Console Command List
Command
Function Description
system
Show or configure the system information
port
Show or configure the serial ports information
portadv
Show or configure the serial ports advanced settings
mvcom
Show or configure the serial ports in Virtual COM mode
mctrl
Show or configure the serial ports in Control mode (USDG)
mdata
Show or configure the serial ports in Data mode (USDG)
net
Show or configure the Ethernet ports settings
password
Set or change the password
apply
Write settings to the flash memory and reboot the system immediately
exit
Terminate the shell session
help
Display help information of command list
<Tab> <Tab>
Display help information of command list
import
Import the serial device server all settings
export
Export the serial device server all settings
monitor
Monitor the serial ports status
alarm
Show or configure the auto warning functions including mail alarm and
SNMP alarm
time
Show or configure the time information
service
Enable or disable the web, Telnet and SNMP functions
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You might type the “help” command or press <Tab> twice to show the supported
command list.
[Usage] help
[Function] Display help information of command list
You might use “help” command to show the usage of all commands.
[Usage] help [command]
[Function] Show the usage of command
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[Usage] system
[Function] Show firmware version, device name and description
Telnet Configuration
[Usage] system
[Function] Show current device status and information
[Usage] system name XXXX
[Function] Set current device name [XXXX: maximum length 31 bytes]
[Usage] system desc XXXX
[Function] Set current device description [XXXX: maximum length 127 bytes]
Port
“Port” is the command to show all serial ports information and configure the serial
ports settings.
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[Usage] port nn or port all
[Function] Show the “nn”th port or all ports information
[Usage] port nn desc XXXX
[Function] Set the “nn”th port’s description [XXXX: maximum length 127 bytes]
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[Usage] port nn||all type 232|422|485 flow 0|1|2|3
[Function] Set serial ports’ type and flow control
Flow 0: None
Flow 1: XOn/XOff
Flow2: RTS/CTS
Flow3: DTR/DSR
Acceptable baud rate: 50, 75, 110, 150, 300, 600, 1200, 1800, 2400, 4800, 7200,
9600, 14400, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200, 230400, 460800, and 921600
Parity n: None
Parity e: Even
Parity o: Odd
Parity m: Mark
Parity s: Space
[Usage] port nn|all mode vcom|ctrl|data
[Function] Set the serial ports as virtual COM mode, control mode, or data mode
mvcom
Show and setup the VCOM mode
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[Usage] port nn|all baud XXXX parity n|e|o|m|s data 5|6|7|8 stop 1|1.5|2
[Function] Set the serial ports’ baud rate, parity, data bits, and stop bits.
[Usage] mvcom
[Function] Show all serial ports mode and related information
[Usage] mvcom nn|all
[Function] Set the “nn”th or all serial ports as the Virtual COM mode
[Usage] mvcom nn|all idleto XX
[Function] Set the “nn”th or all serial ports host idle timeout (S)
[Usage] mvcom nn|all respto XX framebk XX
[Function] Set the “nn”th or all serial ports response timeout and frame break
mctrl
Show and setup the Control mode
[Usage] mctrl
[Function] Show all serial ports mode and related information
[Usage] mctrl nn|all
[Function] Set the “nn”th or all serial ports as the Control mode
[Usage] mctrl nn|all idleto XX guardt XX hangchr XX
[Function] Set the “nn”th or all serial ports data idle timeout, guard time and hang
character
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mdata
Show and setup the Data mode
Telnet Configuration
[Usage] mdata
[Function] Show all serial ports mode and related information
[Usage] mdata nn|all
[Function] Set the “nn”th or all serial ports as the Data mode
[Usage] mdata nn|all protocol TCP|UDP
[Function] Set the “nn”th or all serial ports’ transmit protocol as TCP or UDP
[Usage] mdata nn|all idleto XX lsport XXXX atport XXXX
[Function] Set the “nn”th or all serial ports data idle timeout, listen port, and AT command port
[Usage] mdata nn|all respto XX framebk XX
[Function] Set the “nn”th or all serial ports response timeout and frame break
[Usage] mdata nn|all peernum 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16
XX.XX.XX.XX:ppp
[Function] Set the peer IP address and port for receive data
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net
Show and setup the Ethernet port configuration
[Usage] net 1|2
[Function] Show the first or second Ethernet port status and information
[Usage] net 1|2 mode static|dhcp|boot|all
[Function] Set the network operating mode
[Usage] net 1|2 ip XX.XX.XX.XX netmask XX.XX.XX.XX gw XX.XX.XX.XX
[Function] Set IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway
[Usage] net 1|2 dns auto|specific
[Usage] net 1|2 dns1 XX.XX.XX.XX
[Usage] net 1|2 dns2 XX.XX.XX.XX
[Function] Set the DNS function
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password
[Usage] password old XXXX new XXXX
[Function] Confirm the old password and set a new password
apply
[Usage] apply
[Function] Save the settings to the flash memory and reboot the system immediately
exit
[Usage] exit
[Function] Terminate the shell session
import/export
[Usage] import
[Function] Import the serial device server settings’ file
[Usage] export
[Function] Export the serial device server settings’ file
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[Usage] password new XXXX
[Function] Set new password [XXXX: maximum 31 characters]
monitor
Show the serial ports settings, statistic, and connected IP address
[Usage] monitor port 1|2|…|16 setting
[Function] Monitor the serial ports settings
[Usage] monitor port 1|2|…|16 statistic
[Function] Monitor the serial ports statistic
[Usage] monitor port 1|2…|16 ip
[Function] Monitor the serial ports connected IP address
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alarm
Show or configure the auto warning function
Telnet Configuration
For more detailed setting for auto warning, please refer to chapter 3.7
time
Show or configure the time information
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[Usage] time
[Function] Show the current time information
[Usage] time YYYYMMDDhhmmss
[Function] Modify the current time information
[Usage] time timezone -12|…|0|1|…|12
[Function] Set the current timezone configuration
[Usage] time daylight on|off begin MMDD end MMDD
[Function] Set the current time daylight saving configuration
[Usage] time ntp XXXX
[Function] Set the NTP timeserver [XXXX: time server]
service
Enable or disable some extra service
[Usage] service web enable|disable
[Function] Enable or disable the web-based configuration
[Usage] service telnet enable|disable
[Function] Enable or disable the telnet console
[Usage] service SNMP enable|disable
[Function] Enable or disable the SNMP function
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Appendix
A
A
Pin Assignments
A.1 Pin Assignments
A.1.1 RS-232 Pin Assignments
Pin #
Description
1
DCD
2
Rx
3
Tx
4
DTR
5
GND
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
9
RI
A.1.2 RS-422/485 Pin Assignments
A.1.2.1 1. RS-422
Pin #.
Description
1
Tx-
4
Tx+
5
GND
7
Rx+
9
Rx-
A.1.2.2 2. RS-485
Pin #
Description
1
Data-
4
Data+
5
GND
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