Model 065-1063FSx series
RS-232/422/485 to 100BaseFX
Device Server/Managed Media Converter
User’s Manual
(May 2007)
Signamax 065-1063FSx series RS-232/422/485 to 100Base/FX Device Server / Media Converter
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mechanical, photo copying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written
permission of the publisher.
FCC WARNING
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class
A device, pursuant to part 15 of FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a commercial installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communication. 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 the user’s own expense.
CE
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause
radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
Take special note to read and understand all the content in the warning boxes:
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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ABOUT THIS GUIDE.........................................................................1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
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Welcome ............................................................................................................1
Purpose .............................................................................................................1
Terms/Usage .....................................................................................................1
Features.............................................................................................................1
Specifications ...................................................................................................2
Package Contents.............................................................................................3
HARDWARE DESCRIPTION ............................................................4
2.1
2.2
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Product Overview .............................................................................................4
Product Illustrations.........................................................................................4
INSTALLATION.................................................................................5
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
Location.............................................................................................................5
Wall Mount Installation.....................................................................................5
DIN-rail Mount Installation ...............................................................................5
Powering On Unit..............................................................................................6
Connecting Fiber Cable ...................................................................................7
DB9 Male Connector Pin Assignments...........................................................7
Serial Connection .............................................................................................8
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LED INDICATORS ............................................................................9
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USER INTERFACE STARTUP........................................................10
5.1
5.2
5.3
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Telnet Access........................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined.
Web Access........................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENTERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.
6.1
Menu-driven User Interface.................................. Error! Bookmark not defined.
6.1.1
6.1.2
6.1.3
6.1.4
6.1.5
6.1.6
6.1.7
6.1.8
6.2
6.3
System Information .............................................................. Error!
DHCP Configuration ............................................................. Error!
Operation Mode Menu .......................................................... Error!
RS-232/422/485 UART Menu ................................................ Error!
Monitor Menu ........................................................................ Error!
TFTP Firmware Upgrade ...................................................... Error!
SNMP Configuration............................................................. Error!
System Restart...................................................................... Error!
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6.3.1
System Information .............................................................. Error! Bookmark not defined.
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6.3.3
6.3.4
6.3.5
6.3.6
6.3.7
6.3.8
6.3.9
Master Information ............................................................... Error!
RS-232/422/485 Transfer Configuration.............................. Error!
Serial Connect Status........................................................... Error!
User Configuration ............................................................... Error!
Firmware Download.............................................................. Error!
SNMP Community Configuration ........................................ Error!
IP Trap.................................................................................... Error!
System Restart...................................................................... Error!
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About This Guide
1.1
Welcome
Thank you for selecting the Signamax 065-1063FSx series RS-232/422/485 to
100BaseFX Device Server / Managed Media Converter. This unit is designed to
provide an RS-232/422/485 connection over twisted-pair cable where the connected
devices have RS-232/422/485 interfaces. By enabling serial devices such as CNCs
and PLCs to instantly connect to an existing Ethernet/ Fast Ethernet network, the 0651063FSx series Serial-to-Ethernet Device Server / Managed Media Converter
represents a robust solution for devices controllers for MIS personnel. This product can
either be used as a Device Server or a Managed Media Converter.
1.2
Purpose
This guide discusses how to install and configure your 065-1063FSx series RS232/422/485 to 100BaseFX Device Server / Managed Media Converter.
1.3
Terms/Usage
In this guide, the term “Device Server / Managed Media Converter” (first letter upper
case) refers to your 065-1063FSx series RS-232/422/485 to 100BaseFX Device
Server / Managed Media Converter, and “device server / media converter” (first letter
lower case) refers to other device servers / media converters.
1.4
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Features
Device Server & Managed Media Converter Mode option
Complies with EIA/TIA and IEEE standards
100Mbps Fast Ethernet fiber port
Supports 4-wire full duplex asynchronous serial data transmission (RS-422/485)
Supports 2-wire half-duplex asynchronous serial data transmission (RS-485)
Supports serial port asynchronous data rates up to 115.2 Kbps
Extended distances up to 1.2 km (24 AWG) using RS-422/485
Terminator feature improves signal quality and distance
LEDs for ‘at-a-glance’ device status
Wall mount or DIN-rail mountable installation
Power range 9~32V DC
FCC Class A & CE approved
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Specifications
Standards:
IEEE 802.3 (10BaseT Ethernet); IEEE 802.3u (100BaseTX/ Fast
Ethernet); EIA/TIA RS-232/422/485; EIA/TIA-5744
Ports:
1x Fiber; Singlemode / Multimode
1x 9-pin serial connector; D-sub, Male
Max. Distance:
Fiber: Up to 120 km (> 15 km via special order)
Serial: 15 meters (RS-232)
1,200 meters (RS-422, RS-485)
Data Rates:
Fiber: 100 Mbps
Serial: 115.2 kbps (asynchronous)
Signals:
RS-232: TxD, RxD, CTS, RTS, DTR, DSR, RI, DCD, GND RS422: TxD+/-, RxD+/-, GND RS-485: Data+, Data-, GND
Configuration:
Bits Per Second: 38400
Parity: None
Data bits: 8
Stop bits: 1
Flow Control: None
(The console connection is only available once the DIP switch 1 is
ON)
Switches:
DIP 1: Enables / disables console / data communication mode
DIP 2: Enables / disables RS-232
DIP 3: Enables / disables RS- 422/485 (4-wire)
DIP 4: Enables / disables RS-485 (2-wire)
DIP 5: N/A
DIP 6: N/A
DIP 7: Enables / disables termination (TMR)
Power:
External power adapter; 9~32V DC @800mA
Frequency: 47Hz to 63Hz
Environment:
Operating: Temperature: 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)
Relative Humidity: 10% to 80%, non-condensing
Storage: Temperature: -4°F to 176°F (-20°C to 80°C)
Relative Humidity: 5% to 90%, non-condensing
Emissions:
FCC Part 15 of Class A & CE approved
Dimensions:
4.30 x 3.54 x 1.18 in., L x W x H (109.2 x 90 x 30 mm)
Weight:
9.88 ounces (280 grams)
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Package Contents
The package should include the following:
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One 065-1063FSx series Device Server / Managed Media Converter
One power adapter (please check connector type and input power specification)
Four self-adhesive pads
DIN-rail Kit
Screws for wall-mount installation
Quick Installation Guide
User’s Manual CD
Serial IP Redirector software CD
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Hardware Description
2.1
Product Overview
The Signamax 065-1063FSx series Device Server / Managed Media Converter
features complete Ethernet and TCP/IP network support that allows devices in industry
with RS-232/422/485 connectors such as milling machines, measurement instruments,
and robots to connect to LAN based automation. Other devices typically found on
campus networks such as card readers, code readers, lab equipment, medical
equipment, and other similar serial devices can now instantly migrate to a TCP/IP
network. Additionally, by deploying the device server mode, enable users to monitor
and manage up to 256 serial devices from single PC with the help of Serial IP
Redirector software for Device Server mode.
2.2
Product Illustrations
Front Panel
Fiber
RS-232/422/485,
DB9 Male
LEDs
Rear Panel
DIP Switches Power LED
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Power Connector
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Installation
To install your Device Server / Managed Media converter, please see the following
procedures:
• Location
• DIN-rail Mounting
• Desktop Installation
• Powering On Unit
• Connecting Fiber Cables
• DB9 Male Connector Pin Assignment
• Serial Connection
3.1
Location
The location selected for installing the Device Server / Managed Media Converter may
greatly affect its performance. When selecting a site, we recommend considering the
following rules:
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4.
3.2
Install the Device Server / Managed Media Converter in a fairly cool and dry place.
See Technical Specifications for the acceptable temperature and humidity
operating ranges.
Install the Device Server / Managed Media Converter in a location free from strong
electromagnetic field generators (such as motors), vibration, dust, and direct
exposure to sunlight.
Leave at least 5cm of space at the front and rear of the unit for ventilation.
Affix the provided rubber pads to the bottom of the Device Server / Managed
Media Converter for grip, and to protect the case from scratching.
Wall Mount Installation
The 065-1063FSx series Device Server / Managed Media Converter can also be
installed by wall mounting. The backside casing provides space for two screws each
side. Identify the exact location at wall by placing the Device Server / Managed Media
Converter and marking the screw positions. Use the screws (included in the package)
and tighten them well to affix the Device Server / Managed Media Converter to the wall.
3.3
DIN-rail Mount Installation
The aluminum DIN-rail attachment plate should already be affixed to the back panel of
the Device Server / Managed Media Converter. If you need to attach the DIN-rail plate,
make sure that the stiff metal spring is situated towards the top. Attaching the Device
Server / Managed Media Converter to the DIN-rail is easy; just align, attach the top rail,
then press down and snap forward the Device Server / Managed Media Converter to
snap in the bottom rail, as shown in the figures below.
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Use following steps set up the Device Server / Managed Media Converter:
The surface must support at least 500 gm for the Device Server / Managed Media
Converter.
• The power outlet should be within 6 feet (1.82 meters) of the Device Server /
Managed Media Converter.
• Visually inspect the power adapter and make sure that it is properly connected.
Make sure that there is proper heat dissipation from and adequate ventilation around
the Device Server / Managed Media Converter. Do not place heavy objects on the
product.
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Warning: Please exercise caution when using power tools. Also, do not
install this unit near damp or wet locations, or in close proximity to very hot
surfaces. These types of environments can have a detrimental effect on the
unit and cables.
3.4
Powering On Unit
The Device Server / Managed Media Converter uses an external power supply
providing 9~32V DC @ 0.8A from an AC power line at 50~60 Hz.
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Insert the power cable plug directly into the receptacle located at the back of the
device.
Plug the power adapter into an available socket.
Check the rear-panel LEDs as the device is powered on to verify that the Power
LED is lit. If not, check that the power cable is correctly and securely plugged in.
NOTE: The RJ-45 port accepts both ‘straight-through’ and ‘cross-over’ Ethernet cables
without the need to re-configure the port.
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Connecting Fiber Cable
When connecting fiber cable to a 100BaseFX port on the product, be sure the correct
type – ST, SC, or WDM (available via special order) - connector is used. Follow the
steps below to properly connect fiber cable:
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3.
Remove and keep the ST/SC/WDM port's rubber cover. When not connected to a
fiber cable, the rubber cover should be replaced to protect the optics.
Check that the fiber terminators are clean. You can clean the cable plugs by
wiping them gently with a clean tissue or cotton ball moistened with a little
ethanol. Dirty fiber terminators on fiber optic cables will impair the quality of the
light transmitted through the cable and lead to degraded performance on the port.
Connect one end of the cable to the ST/SC/WDM port on the Device Server /
Managed Media Converter and the other end to the ST/SC/WDM port on the
other device.
NOTE: When inserting the cable, be sure the tab on the plug clicks into position to
ensure that it is properly seated.
4.
Check the corresponding port LED on the Device Server / Managed Media
Converter to be sure that the connection is valid. (Refer to the LED chart in next
section)
Warning: Because invisible laser radiation may be emitted from the
aperture of the fiber port when no cable is connected, avoid exposure
to laser radiation and do not stare into the open apertures.
3.6
DB9 Male Connector Pin Assignments
PIN
RS-232
(Full-duplex)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DCD
RX
TX
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
NOTE: Bi-directional RS-485 BUS line.
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RS-422/485
4-wire
(Full-duplex)
RS-485
2-wire
(Half-duplex)
RXTX-
**DATA B(-)
GND
GND
RX+
TX+
**DATA A(+)
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Serial Connection
This Device Server / Managed Media Converter features DIP switches on the rear
panel that sets the unit to the correct type of cable configuration to support connection
with a RS-232 / 422 / 485 device.
Definition of DIP Switches
No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Dip description
ON: Console / OFF: Data
RS-232
RS-422 / 485 (4W)
RS-485 (2W)
NA
NA
TMR (Terminator)
Default
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
For setting the control function of the serial port, see the table below:
DIP 1
ON
OFF
Serial Connection
RS-232 Console
Data Communication
NOTE:
1. If using the console mode, turn DIP Switch 1 to the ON position. For data
communication from the serial device keep the switch in the OFF position. If the
switch is in the ON position, data communication will be blocked, and in the OFF
position, console port access will be blocked.
2. For some RS-422/485 devices which may not be designed to provide a DB-9
connection, please check the pin definition to connect the devices.
3. For the initial installation, you must use the console mode to setup the IP and
TCP port configuration with a RS-232 cable. Always use a cross-over cable; if
using a straight-through cable, you must use a “Null Modem” cable to use the
Telnet option.
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LED Indicators
This device has LED indicators located at the front of the device. The LEDs have been
designed to provide easy at-a-glance network status and ‘real-time’ connectivity
information. Please see the chart below for a description of their functions:
LED Indicators
LED
PWR
Condition
On (Green)
Off
On (Green)
LNK / ACT
Flashing (Green)
Off
On (Green)
ACT
Flashing
Off
Status
Unit is receiving power
Power off or failure
Receiving data packets
Data packets are being transmitted or
received via the fiber port
Fiber optic cable is not connected
Serial connector is attached and link signals
are being received
Data traffic is passing through the serial port
Serial port is idle or no link has been
established
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User Interface Startup
There are two separate methods for configuring this Device Server / Managed Media
Converter for use. In the first section of this chapter, the Command line Interface (CLI)
or Menu-driven interface via the Console Port to set the device IP and TCP
configuration to monitor/managed the attached serial device via Serial IP Redirector
software. The second section will describe CLI or Menu-driven via Telnet configuration.
First, make the connection below:
Device
Server
RS-232 Cable
Female
Female
Computer
DIP Switch 1 set to the ‘ON’ position
5.1
Console Port Access
The Device Server / Managed Media Converter is accessible via a terminal emulator
attached to the RS-232 console port. Please follow the steps below.
1. Attach the serial cable to COM port of computer and serial port of the device server.
2. Select Hyper Terminal from (start menu programs Accessories communication) a window will appear, assign the connection name. Then select
the correct available COM port (COM1 or COM2). After this enter the port settings
as described below:
Bits per second: 38400
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow Control: None
3. Once connection is established, you will see a log-in screen.
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4. Press ENTER and on the following screen, type the default username admin,
leave the password field blank since there is no default value and press ENTER to
proceed.
5. Select either CLI User Interface or Menu-driven Interface option by using the
associated number key or using the TAB key and pressing ENTER. A relevant
Main Menu screen appears.
The Device Server / Managed Media Converter is preset with a factory IP address
(192.168.0.254) that must be configured to the user’s individual IP address. It is
important to do this so that the device server / managed media converter doesn’t
conflict with other devices with the same defaults.
NOTE:
Prior to following the instructions for HyperTerminal Configuration, ensure that a serial
cable connection between the device server / managed media converter and
workstation exists.
Type the following command line to change the device IP address in CLI mode where
xxx’s represent values between 0 and 254 and the user should enter their own IP
address in this form.
a) set eth0 ip xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
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If using the Menu-driven interface. Select the System Information from the Main
Menu and following screen will appear. Use TAB key to move the cursor and <Enter>
to change the value. Once change the value, select <SAVE> to apply the changes.
After entering the new IP address the system will confirm whether the operation is
successful.
NOTE:
Copy the new address down on a piece of paper. You will need the address when you
are going to use Telnet or set up data transfer/communication connection.
Warning
IP addresses are unique! If an address isn’t available, please contact the
appropriate authorities to apply for one.
5.2
Telnet Access
The Device Server / Managed Media Converter is accessible via a Telnet. At the
command prompt type telnet 192.168.0.254 (If connecting with default IP). You will be
prompted to enter the user name and password as mentioned and shown in the topic
Console Port Access. Use the CLI or the Menu-driven interface to perform the changes.
NOTE:
The only limitation of Telnet Access is that users can not assign a new IP address to
the device server / managed media converter. Please use Console Port Access or
Web Access to assign a new IP address to the unit.
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Web Access
The Device Server / Managed Media Converter is accessible via a web browser once
connected to the network. Type the IP address at web browser 192.168.0.254 (if
connecting with default IP). A window will prompt you to enter the user name and
password.
(Note: IP 192.168.0.200 has been used for the purpose of writing this manual)
After a successful login, the main screen will appear.
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Configuration Management
Users can manage the Device Server via the menu-driven interface or command line
interface from a Telnet or serial console, or via the Web-based graphical user interface.
6.1
Menu-driven User Interface
The figure below shows the Main Menu screen. From this screen the configuration
options available provide the user the ability to quickly access and adjust the device
server settings as required.
Main Menu Screen
Use the TAB key to move the cursor to different fields and press Enter to select/edit
the option.
6.1.1
System Information Menu
From this menu, the user can view system-related information and the default IP
address. The user should set up an appropriate IP address, subnet mask and Gateway
for his/her own network. After entering a new IP address, Telnet and data
communication will be based on the new address.
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System Information menu
Once changes are made, move the cursor to <SAVE> by using the TAB key and press
Enter to save the settings. Changing the IP address will automatically restart the
Device Server / Managed Media Converter.
NOTE:
In Telnet mode you can’t change the IP address.
6.1.2
DHCP Configuration Menu
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) allows the Device Server / Managed
Media Converter to obtain an IP address from the DHCP server automatically.
NOTE:
A DHCP server must exist and be available in your local network prior to enabling the
DHCP client.
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DHCP Configuration menu
Use the Spacebar to enable/disable the DHCP Client settings. Select <SAVE> to
apply the settings and <ESC> to move to the previous menu. If you don’t want to save
the changes made, just select <ESC> and you will move to the previous menu without
making any changes.
6.1.3
Operation Mode Menu
This page offers the option for the communication model and operation mechanism of
Device Server. Please select the appropriate mode as required for your application.
The user can also monitor the serial port status and configure TCP port numbers from
this menu.
The unit offers six modes (TCP Server / TCP Client / Converter Mode / UDP
Server / UDP Client / Device Server). Please restart the unit after selecting the
desired mode.
Note: If you are using this device in Converter Mode, we recommend you keep the
Packet Mode option set at Disable.
A detailed explanation of the setting choices are given underneath the following
screenshot:
EXPLANATION: Server/Client Mode Configuration
Operation Mode
TCP Server: the TCP Server mode of the Device Server allows
TCP connections from up to four Device Servers with TCP Client
mode or PC with Serial IP Redirector program running.
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Remote IP 1~4
Port
Status
Connection Idle
Time
Packet mode
(serial)
Packet mode
inter-packet
timeout
Delimiter1(Hex)/
Status
Delimiter2(Hex)/
Status
Delimiter Process
TCP Client: the TCP Client mode of the Device Server can
establish up to four TCP connections with Device Servers of TCP
Server mode.
UDP Server: the UDP Server mode of the Device Server allows
the communication initiated from up to four UDP Clients.
UDP Client: the UDP Client mode can communicate with up to
four UDP Servers in UDP communication model.
Device Server: the Device Server acts as Server role of RFC2217 COM Port Control Protocol.
Converter Mode: two Device Servers communicate with each
other through point-to-point architecture in TCP communication
model. The TCP Client and Server roles of two Device Server
peers are negotiated automatically.
IP addresses of the other end device or Serial IP Redirector
workstations.
The TCP port number corresponding to each remote IP that
the TCP Server is bound to.
Toggle between “Enable” and “Disable” for activating or
deactivating the second to the fourth remote IP/Port entries.
In seconds. The TCP Server or Client will disconnect the TCP
session if no packets are transmitted in the set period.
Enabled – input data from the serial interface is treated as serial
packets.
Disabled – input data from the serial interface is treated as bit
streams.
In milliseconds. The delimiter value for recognizing the timeout
gap between serial packets if Packet Mode is enabled.
Besides the inter-packet timeout, serial packets can be delimited
by one or two trailer bytes of specific values. Delimiter 1 is the
hexadecimal number of the first delimiter byte. Toggle to “Enable”
on the “Status” field for delimiting serial packets according to
trailer byte rather than inter-packet timeout.
The hexadecimal number of the second delimiter byte. If this byte
is “Disable” and the Delimiter 1 is “Enable”, the delimiter byte
length is one.
Do Nothing: keep the delimiter bytes when transforming to IP
packets.
Strip Delimiter: Strip off the delimiter bytes when transforming to
IP packets.
NOTE:
For Device Server Mode, in case you are using a serial device with a 2-wire RS-485
application or Modbus RTU protocol, do not forget to “Enable” the “Packet” mode of
serial input. Also enter the appropriate inter-packet timeout value or delimiter byte
values to enable smooth data communication.
To set the timeout value via console mode, first “Enable” the packet mode and “Save”
the settings. Once settings are applied, you will be able to change the timeout or
delimiter values.
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Changes to the settings are saved to a system flash memory and do
NOT take effect until a system reset or reboot has occurred. This
action validates the new settings. Please note that you can’t change
the operation mode by using Telnet. Always use Web Interface or
Console access to change the Mode.
Next Page: More information on Operation Modes
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Applications for Operation Modes:
TCP Connections
Device
Server
IP
Network
LAN
Device
Server
PLC
Serial
Cable
PLC
Serial
Cable
IP Virtual COM port Software
Device
Server
PLC
Serial
Cable
Diagram 1 – Central Management Application (Device Server Mode)
Device Server Mode: In this mode the Device Server acts in the Server role of the
RFC-2217 COM Port Control Protocol.
PC
Serial
Cable
Device
Server
IP
Network
Device
Server
PLC
Serial
Cable
TCP Connection
Diagram 2 – Peer-to-Peer Application (Converter Mode)
Converter Mode: In this mode the Device Server acts like an advanced media
converter. Like a normal converter, the Device Server communicates with a remote
Device Server in a peer-to-peer way. Also, the Device Servers communicate with each
other through an IP network in the TCP communication model. The TCP Client and
Server roles of the two Device Server peers are negotiated automatically.
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Device
Server
Window XP
UNIX
Linux
IP Network
Device
Server
TCP client
Socket TCP call setup
TCP
TCPServer:
Server:
Local
LocalTCP
TCPport
port
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maximumofof44remote
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Diagram 3 – Multi-host Application (TCP Server mode)
TCP Server Mode: In this mode the Device Server acts as a device server and
functions as a network agent for the serial device. For example, when a serial device
with a serial console port is connected to the Device Server while it is in TCP Server
mode, the console port becomes a network-accessible interface via the Device Server.
In TCP Server Mode, the Device Server can link the serial device and a TCP-operating
control host by providing two-way transmission between the two.
In TCP Server mode, the Device Server waits for the control host to initiate
communication with the serial device. Conversely, in TCP Client mode (next diagram)
the Device Server initiates communication with one or up to four remote devices
simultaneously – when the serial device experiences a communication event and
prompts the Device Server to initiate communication.
Device
Server
Window XP
UNIX
Linux
TCP server
Socket TCP call setup
IP Network
Device
Server
TCP
TCPClient:
Client:
1.1. Local
LocalTCP
TCPport
port
2.2. Remote
RemoteIP
IPaddress,
address,Port
Port
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deviceserver
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devices.
Diagram 4 – Multi-host Application (TCP Client mode)
TCP Client Mode: This mode lets the Device Server act as a bridge for serial devices
that must communicate with server hosts like the Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems.
In this Client mode, the Device Server establishes a temporary TCP connection with
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the servers automatically after powering up. All the data received from the serial device
is then sent to remote servers. The servers can also send data back to the serial
device while the connection is active. The Device Server automatically ends the
connection when all information is sent and the connection becomes idle for a
specified length of time. It will reestablish the connection when it receives data from
the serial device.
In TCP Server mode (previous section), the Device Server waits for the control host to
initiate communication with the serial device. Conversely, in TCP Client mode the
Device Server initiates communication with one or up to four remote devices
simultaneously – when the serial device experiences a communication event and
prompts the Device Server to initiate communications.
6.1.4
RS-232/422/485 UART Menu
This window will show you the serial port configuration.
The screenshot below shows the different configuration options (the screenshot is
followed by a detailed explanation of the different options):
RS232/422/485 UART Configuration (Serial Port Configuration)
Operation Mode
A read-only attribute. It shows the RS232/422/485 mode set by
the DIP switch.
Baud Rate
The speed of the serial interface.
Parity
Select or disable the parity checking method
Word Length
The length of data in bits
Stop Bits
The bit length of stop bits
Flow Control
The flow control method for informing the correspondent
6.1.5
Connection Status
This screen provides at-a-glance system status information.
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6.1.6
TFTP Firmware Upgrade
From this menu, the user can upgrade the existing firmware to newer firmware
available from a TFTP server. Simply enter the file name of the updated firmware in
the file name field and enter the IP address of the TFTP server in the IP address field
to perform the upgrade. Selecting <update> will start downloading the newer firmware
and system will restart to apply the firmware. For ensuring correct parameter values for
Device to be functioning after firmware upgrade from a prior version with different
configuration structure and data format, please Restore Factory Default Settings in
System Restart Menu.
TFTP Firmware Upgrade menu
6.1.7
SNMP Configuration
Use the SNMP Configuration screen to display and modify parameters for the Simple
Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The product includes an onboard SNMP
agent that monitors the status of its hardware as well as the traffic passing through its
ports. A computer attached to the network, called a Network Management Station
(NMS), can be used to access this information. Community strings control access
rights to the agent module. To communicate with the Device Server / Managed Media
Converter, the NMS must first submit a valid community string for authentication.
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The options for configuring community strings and related trap functions are described
as below.
Use the <Tab> and <Enter> keys as previously. Enter the IP address of computers for
when abnormalities on a connection occur and an alarm to be sent. Enter their
community names and disable or enable their alarm function accordingly. See
descriptions below:
Parameter
Description
Index
Number assigned to each trap
Status
Disable or enable their alarm function accordingly
IP Address
Enter the IP address of computers for when abnormalities on
a connection occur and an alarm to be sent. Enter their
community names and disable or enable their alarm function
accordingly
Community
Enter their community names
You can use an external SNMP-based application to configure and manage the Device
Server / Managed Media Converter. This management method requires the SNMP
agent on the Device Server / Managed Media Converter and the SNMP Network
Management Station to use the same community string. This management method, in
fact, uses two community strings: the get community string and the set community
string. If the SNMP Network Management Station only knows the set community string,
it can read and write to the MIBs. However, if it only knows the get community string, it
can only read MIBs. The default Get and Set community strings for the product
are public.
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6.1.8
System Restart Menu
This menu allows users to restore the factory default setting for the Device Server /
Managed Media Converter and/or to reset the system manually. Selecting this option
will lead to another window with the following two options to select.
Restore Factory Default Settings
Selecting this option will lead to restore factory default settings to the device server /
managed media converter. Highlight the field and hit the <ENTER> key to execute.
System Restart
The System Restart allows a user to perform a ‘warm’ restart and validate newly saved
configuration to the device server / managed media converter. Highlight the System
Restart field and hit the <ENTER> key to reset the unit.
After each configuration session, be sure to set DIP switch 1 to the
‘OFF’ position. Otherwise, the unit will not transmit any data.
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6.2
Command Line Interface
Once you logged in and select the option of Command Line Interface, a window with a
command prompt will appear. Type ? or help and it will show you the command list.
Command List
Command Definitions
backup: Use this command to save configuration settings to a file.
exit:
Type exit or logout and press ENTER to quit the program.
help:
To access the help commands list.
logout: To logout from the device server.
ping:
Type ping followed by a space, and then the IP address of the device to
send a test signal. If a response is received, then the device is connected. To
view a full list of ping options, type ping and press ENTER.
reset:
Type reset config and press ENTER to load factory default settings, or type
reset system and press ENTER to restart the system.
show:
Type show to display a variety of device server settings.
set:
To configure the management settings, type the commands below, followed
by the ENTER key.
NOTE:
Separate each port of the command line with a space.
set admin - follow the prompts to change the user name and password
set eth0 - the command is for changing the factory IP address setting. The syntax is
set eth0 ip (new IP address) network mask (new network mask)
gateway (new gateway). Use this command to set new Ethernet settings.
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set idle - (time in seconds) – set an automatic logout time for situations when either
the program or the communication link is idle
set xfer - the command is used for RS-232 configuration and data communication
setting. The command syntax is as shown below:
set xfer [arg_1 data_1] [arg_2 data_2] ...
[arg_n data_n]
[Argument List]
Port........... Set TCP port number
statistics..... Clear statistics
upgrade - Use this command to upgrade the firmware.
i.e. upgrade firmware xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Soft2.bin
set snmp - Use this command to set SNMP settings of the device server.
After each configuration session, be sure to set DIP switch 1 to the
‘OFF’ position. Otherwise, the unit will not transmit any data.
6.3
Web Graphic User Interface
Please see the previous chapter to log-in to the Device Server / Managed Media
Converter via the web browser interface.
6.3.1
System Information
System information will show the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway settings.
After editing the setting, press Apply to implement the new settings.
6.3.2
Master Information
Master Info will show the hardware and firmware version.
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6.3.3
RS-232/422/485 Transfer Mode Configuration
This page lets you configure the communication model and operation mechanism of
the Device Server / Managed Media Converter. Please select the appropriate mode
as required for your application. The user can also monitor the serial port status and
configure TCP port numbers from this menu.
A.
The unit offers six modes (TCP Server / TCP Client / Converter / UDP Server /
UDP Client / Device Server). Please restart the unit after selecting the desired
mode.
Note: If you are using this unit in Converter Mode, we recommend that you Disable
the Packet Mode option.
A detailed explanation of the setting choices is provided underneath the following
screenshot. This is followed by diagrams and descriptions of the different network
setups and operating modes.
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EXPLANATION: Server/Client Mode Configuration
Operation Mode TCP Server: the TCP Server mode of the Device Server allows
TCP connections from up to four Device Servers with TCP Client
mode or PC with Serial IP Redirector program running.
TCP Client: the TCP Client mode of the Device Server can
establish up to four TCP connections with Device Servers of TCP
Server mode.
UDP Server: the UDP Server mode of the Device Server allows
the communication initiated from up to four UDP Clients.
UDP Client: the UDP Client mode can communicate with up to four
UDP Servers in UDP communication model.
Device Server: the Device Server acts as Server role of RFC-2217
COM Port Control Protocol.
Converter Mode: two Device Servers communicate with each
other through peer-to-peer architecture in TCP communication
model. The TCP Client and Server roles of two Device Server
peers are negotiated automatically.
Remote IP 1~4
IP addresses of the other end device or Serial IP Redirector
workstations.
Port
The TCP port number corresponding to each remote IP that the
TCP Server is bound to.
Status
Toggle between “Enable” and “Disable” for activating or
deactivating the second to the fourth remote IP/Port entries.
Connection Idle
In seconds. The TCP Server or Client will disconnect the TCP
Time
session if no packets are transmitted in the set period.
Packet mode
Enabled – input data from the serial interface is treated as serial
(serial)
packets.
Disabled – input data from the serial interface is treated as bit
streams.
Packet mode
In milliseconds. The delimiter value for recognizing the timeout gap
inter-packet
between serial packets if Packet Mode is enabled.
timeout
Delimiter1(Hex)/ Besides the inter-packet timeout, serial packets can be delimited by
Status
one or two trailer bytes of specific values. Delimiter 1 is the
hexadecimal number of the first delimiter byte. Toggle to “Enable”
on the “Status” field for delimiting serial packets according to trailer
byte rather than inter-packet timeout.
Delimiter2(Hex)/ The hexadecimal number of the second delimiter byte. If this byte
Status
is “Disable” and the Delimiter 1 is “Enable”, the delimiter byte
length is one.
Serial Port Configuration
Operation Mode A read-only attribute. It shows the RS232/422/485 mode set by the
DIP switch.
Baud Rate
The speed of the serial interface.
Parity
Select or disable the parity checking method
Word Length
The length of data in bits
Stop Bits
The bit length of stop bits
Flow Control
The flow control method for informing the correspondent
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While using this unit in the Device Server mode, in case you are using a serial device
with a 2-wire RS-485 application or Modbus RTU protocol, do not forget to “Enable” the
“Packet” mode of serial input. Also enter the appropriate inter-packet timeout or
delimiter byte values to enable smooth data communication.
Note: You will not be able to change the serial port settings (Baud Rate, Parity, Stop
bits etc) while working in Device Server mode; they are managed through IP Serial
Redirector software.
Applications for Operation Modes:
TCP Connections
Device
Server
IP
Network
LAN
Device
Server
PLC
Serial
Cable
PLC
Serial
Cable
IP Virtual COM port Software
Device
Server
PLC
Serial
Cable
Diagram 1 – Central Management Application (Device Server Mode)
Device Server Mode: In this mode the Device Server acts in the Server role of the
RFC-2217 COM Port Control Protocol.
PC
Serial
Cable
Device
Server
IP
Network
Device
Server
PLC
Serial
Cable
TCP Connection
Diagram 2 – Peer-to-Peer Application (Converter Mode)
Converter Mode: In this mode the Device Server acts like an advanced media
converter. Like a normal converter, the Device Server communicates with a remote
Device Server in a peer-to-peer way. Also, the Device Servers communicate with each
other through an IP network in the TCP communication model. The TCP Client and
Server roles of the two Device Server peers are negotiated automatically.
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Device
Server
Window XP
UNIX
Linux
IP Network
Device
Server
TCP client
Socket TCP call setup
TCP
TCPServer:
Server:
Local
LocalTCP
TCPport
port
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server.
Diagram 3 – Multi-host Application (TCP Server mode)
TCP Server Mode: In this mode the Device Server acts as a device server and
functions as a network agent for the serial device. For example, when a serial device
with a serial console port is connected to the Device Server while it is in TCP Server
mode, the console port becomes a network-accessible interface via the Device Server
device server. In TCP Server Mode, the Device Server can link the serial device and a
TCP-operating control host by providing two-way transmission between the two.
In TCP Server mode, the Device Server waits for the control host to initiate
communication with the serial device. Conversely, in TCP Client mode (next diagram)
the Device Server initiates communication with one or up to four remote devices
simultaneously – when the serial device experiences a communication event and
prompts the Device Server to initiate communication.
Device
Server
Window XP
UNIX
Linux
TCP server
Socket TCP call setup
IP Network
Device
Server
TCP
TCPClient:
Client:
1.1. Local
LocalTCP
TCPport
port
2.2. Remote
RemoteIP
IPaddress,
address,Port
Port
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deviceserver
servercan
canconnect
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uptoto44remote
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devices.
Diagram 4 – Multi-host Application (TCP Client mode)
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TCP Client Mode: This mode lets the Device Server act as a bridge for serial devices
that must communicate with server hosts like the Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems.
In this Client mode, the Device Server establishes a temporary TCP connection with
the servers automatically after powering up. All the data received from the serial device
is then sent to remote servers. The servers can also send data back to the serial
device while the connection is active. The Device Server automatically ends the
connection when all information is sent and the connection becomes idle for a
specified length of time. It will reestablish the connection when it receives data from
the serial device.
In TCP Server mode (previous section), the Device Server waits for the control host to
initiate communication with the serial device. Conversely, in TCP Client mode the
Device Server initiates communication with one or up to four remote devices
simultaneously – when the serial device experiences a communication event and
prompts the Device Server to initiate communications.
6.3.4
Serial Connect Status
Serial Connect Status will show the serial port connection to the serial device. Serial
port settings can only be changed when using Media Converter mode.
User can get instant information about the connectivity status.
Connect Status: Server or Client
Peer IP Address: IP of remote PC accessing the serial device via Device Server
Dest/Srce Port Number: Shows the destination and source Port numbers. Source
port number will be as configured.
Byte Counts From UART: Displays the number of bytes transmitted from the serial
device.
Byte Counts to Network: Displays the number of bytes received by the TCP/IP
network.
Byte Counts From Network: Displaying the number of bytes transmitted from the
Network.
Byte Counts to UART: Displays the number of bytes received by the serial device.
Mgmt. Configuration: This category offers multiple management options.
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6.3.5
User Configuration
This option will allow user to change the “username” and “user password” for the
device server / managed media converter management agent.
Type the new user name in the “User Name” and password to “User Password”.
Selecting Apply will implement the new user name and password, which will be
required to manage the device server / managed media converter.
It is recommended to keep a written record in a safe place for the
User Name and Password. In case, you lost the both or either one,
you need to reset the system to default setting. This can be done by
pressing a button at S1 location of PCB (near to capacitor) after
removing the casing.
6.3.6
Firmware Download
The user can download the newer/latest firmware to upgrade the device server /
managed media converter once available. The user has two options, either they can
upgrade via HTTP with browse option to select the firmware file.
If using TFTP method, user must provide the valid IP address of TFTP server and the
file name, i.e. VK413.bin.
Once enter the parameters press “Start Upgrade by HTTP / TFTP” to upgrade the
firmware. The window will appear to show the time to before restarting the device
server to implement the upgraded firmware. For ensuring that the correct parameter
values for the device will be functioning after a firmware upgrade from a prior version
with different configuration structure and data format, please Restore Factory Default
Settings in System Restart Menu.
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6.3.7
SNMP Community Configuration
You can use an external SNMP-based application to configure and manage the Device
Server / Managed Media Converter. This management method requires the SNMP
agent on the Device Server / Managed Media Converter and the SNMP Network
Management Station to use the same community string. This management method, in
fact, uses two community strings: the Get community string and the Set community
string. If the SNMP Network Management Station only knows the Set community string,
it can read and write to the MIBs. However, if it only knows the Get community string, it
can only read MIBs. The default Get and Set community strings for the Device Server /
Managed Media Converter are public and private respectively.
If needed, assign the new parameters and press Save to implement the settings.
6.3.8
IP Trap
The following figure and table describe how to specify management stations that will
receive authentication failure messages or other trap messages from the Device
Server / Managed Media Converter. Up to 5 trap managers may be assigned.
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Click on each parameter field to modify the desired setting, then click on Undo to
restore previously saved configurations or click on Save to retain newly entered
information. See descriptions below:
Parameter
Description
Enter the IP address of terminals for situations when
abnormalities on a connection occur and an alarm is to be
sent. Enter their community names and disable or enable their
alarm function accordingly.
IP Address
Community Name
Enter their community names
Status
Disable or enable their alarm function
6.3.9
System Restart
Users can restart/reset the system via software from a remote location.
Restart Options
Clicking on the Restore button will set the device server / managed
media converter back to factory defaults. All saved configurations
will be lost.
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NOTES:
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