VS Vision Systems GmbH / Part Number 6655
Features
Controls 2 RS232/422/485 devices located virtually
anywhere via Ethernet, WLAN or Internet
Easy selection of RS232, RS422 or RS485 by single
DIP switch or individually by software
Port expansion over USB A connector
New: Secure Access over Internet by viaVPN
LAN 1000/100/10 Ethernet auto­detect
NetCom Manager automatically finds NetCom+ devices
in the network
Configuration over Driver Panels, serial Port, Telnet,
WEB Browser, SNMP
Automatic mode switching between Driver and Raw
Mode
Supports TCP/IP, UDP, Telnet, DHCP, ICMP, UPnP,
HTTP, SNMP V1/2c/3, DNS, PPP, openVPN
SSL/AES­256 encryption on Ethernet, WLAN and
Internet
Optional: Wireless network IEEE 802.11b/g/n
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NetCom Plus 213
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>Back to top Overview
The NetCom+ 213 is an industrial­strength network­based serial device server for connecting two
RS232 devices (or RS485 communication lines) like CNC, PLC, weighting scale, scanner and others
directly to a network running TCP/IP. The driver for Windows operating system installs Virtual Com
Ports. The network is Gigabit Ethernet or optionally wireless by WLAN 802.11b/g/n. Implemented in the NetCom+ Servers is an option to use the viaVPN system for Remote Access
and Monitoring over Internet. viaVPN provides secure and strong encrypted access, without any
re­configuration of firewalls. Once installed in the local network the NetCom+ are used exactly as
without the option viaVPN. But at the same time the operation can be monitored from remote
locations. If the serial port is not occupied by local access, also Virtual Com Port operation is
possible from remote. The NetCom+ Servers use a state­of­the art RISC processor for low power and cost effective
design. The 1 and 2 port models are very similar, including the case size. Power supply is via DC
adapter. The serial ports enable data rates of up to 3.7Mbps in RS422/485 or 1000kbps in RS232 modes.
The ports also allow every non­standard bitrate up to 150kbps, and many above that (e.g. 1Mbps).
See the FAQ. The USB 2.0 port supports USB­COM Plus modules, to add more non­isolated and also isolated
serial ports. The USB port may also connect external WLAN. NetCom+ can be configured over Driver Panels, WEB Browser, serial Port, Telnet, SNMP and
serves as a transparent serial channel without platform and distance limitation. As modern devices the NetCom+ provide encryption for all communication.
Application
Secure Remote Monitoring
SCADA system
Building automation system
Self­service banking system
Industrial / Factory / Laboratory automation
Automatic warehouse control system
Wafer fabrication system
Other remote and distributed serial devices control
Interface
Ethernet interface
Auto­detecting 1000BaseT/100BaseTx/10BaseT (GigaLAN) Connector 8P8C (RJ45)
Wireless interface
Optional via internal module or external USB stick IEEE 802.11b/g/n operation in Access Point or Client Mode
Protocols
TCP/IP, UDP, Telnet, PPP, DHCP, ICMP, UPnP, HTTP, LPD, SNMP
V1/2c/3, DNS, openVPN
No. of serial ports
2x DSUB 9 male connector (as PC)
Expandable by USB­COM Plus modules
Serial interface
RS232/422/485 individually selected by software or common by DIP­
switch
Available Modes
RS232 full duplex
RS422 full duplex (120Ω on/off)
RS485 4 wire, full duplex (120Ω on/off)
RS485 2 wire, half duplex (120Ω on/off)
Internal Termination, controlled by operation mode BIAS resistors not required
Signals
RS232: TxD,RxD, RTS,CTS, DTR,DSR, DCD, RI, GND
RS422: Tx+/­, Rx+/­, GND
RS485 2 wire: Data+/­, GND
RS485 4 wire: Tx+/­, Rx+/­, GND
RS485 Data control
Controlled by ART (Automatic Receive Transmit control)
USB port
USB 2.0 High Speed, for WLAN and serial port expansion
>Back to top Remote Access
Connect via Internet
The system viaVPN provides secure and easy access to remotely
installed devices. The installation is quickly done and provides
convenient tools to get access from all locations
Security
All connections use VPN­tunnels encrypted by SSL and AES­256. And
even when remote access to a NetCom Plus Server is possible, this
does not provide access to the network the Server is installed in.
Firewall friendly
Access to the viaVPN Cloud Servers is done like https protocol in a
browser. If web pages can be viewed from a location, access to the
Cloud is also possible. No re­configuration of firewalls required.
>Back to top Serial Performance
Speed
RS232: 200 bps to 921.6/1000 kbps
RS422/485: 200 bps to 3.7Mbps
Supports non­standard baudrates
Parity
None, even, odd, mark, space
Data bits
5, 6, 7, 8
Stop bits
1, 2
>Back to top Operating Modes
Driver Mode
VScom Driver for Windows up to 10, Server up to 2008 R2, both x86 and x64 Editions. The Driver creates a virtual Com port, using VScom NetCom
protocol.
Other Modes
TCP Raw Server, TCP Raw Client, Null Modem Tunnel, UDP Mode,
Print Server and IP Modem
>Back to top Power and Environment
Connector
3­pin Terminal Block with Protective Earth
Power requirements
9 ­ 54V DC, 0.3A @ 12V, 4W
Dimension
115×73×25 mm³ (W×L×H)
Operating Temp
−20°C ­ 65°C
Storage Temp
−20°C – 85°C
Case
SECC sheet metal (1mm)
Weight
0.25kg
Mounting
DIN­Rail (optional)
Wall mount (optional)
>Back to top Standards
Declarations
CE, FCC
EMI
EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000­3­2: Limits of harmonic current emissions
EN 61000­3­3: Limitation of voltage changes
47 CFR FCC Part 15 Subpart B
EMS (EN 55024)
EN 61000­4­3: Radiated RFI
EN 61000­4­4: Electrical Fast Transient
EN 61000­4­5: Surge
EN 61000­4­6: Induced RFI
EN 61000­4­8: Power Frequency Magnetic Field
EN 61000­4­11: Power supply dips
ESD
EN 61000­4­2 4kV contact 8kV air for
Serial Ports
USB
Ethernet
DC Power connector
>Back to top Special Features
Installation
For easy installation the configuration utility NetCom Plus Manager
automatically finds NetCom+ devices in the network
Operating mode
Automatic mode switching between Driver and TCP RAW Server
mode.
Configuration
Configuration over Driver Panels, NetCom Manager, WEB Browser,
serial console, Telnet, SNMP
Firewall
Special precautions for Firewall environments
Firmware
Firmware update over WEB Browser
LEDs
LEDs for Power, Ready, WLAN, serial Tx, Rx, Ethernet Link, Speed
UPnP
The NetCom Plus Serial Device Servers announce their presence in
the network using the protocol UPnP. This way it is most easy to
know the IP Address and to open the web interface for configuration.
>Back to top Security
Password access
Every capabilities of configuration use the same password including
SNMP V3
Secure communication
OpenVPN™ SSL tunnel provides security on Ethernet and Internet.
The tunnel protects configuration and serial data, especially
convenient to use across the Internet. OpenVPN software is
available for many systems, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Strong encryption by AES up to 256 bit keys.
>Back to top Ordering Information
6655
NetCom Plus 213 (2x RS232/422/485, expandable)
>Back to top Options
6679
Activate option viaVPN for secure remote access over Internet
6689
WLAN Kit internal internal module 802.11b/g/n, pigtail and antenna Purchase time option, not for later retrofitting
6690
WLAN Kit external USB stick 802.11b/g/n, antenna
6031
Power supply adapter 12V DC, 1A
661
Serial Null­Modem adapter 9PF­9PF, change male to female
663
5­pin Terminal block adapter to DB9 female
6061
RJ45 adapter to DB9 female
6692
DK­NCP DIN­Rail mounting kit
6693
WK­NCP Wallmount kit
>Back to top Packaging
Packing list
NetCom Plus Serial Device Server
Terminal block for Power Supply
>Back to top NetCom Plus 213
>Back NetCom Plus Manager
>Back NetCom Plus in Device Manager
>Back Serial Port in Web Interface
>Back DIN­Rail Mounting Kit
>Back Wall Mounting Kit
>Back NetCom on DIN­Rail
>Back Remote Access option
>Back (2017 Mar 17)