Device Server provides serial-to-Ethernet connection.

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NPort Express Model DE-211 features wide power input range that accepts 24 Vdc, terminal-block accessories, built-in terminator, and 2- and 4-wire RS-485 for long distance transmission up to 1.5 km. Unit comes with 3-in-1 RS-232/422/485 serial interface and can network-enable industrial serial devices, such as information display boards, PLCs, flow meters, gas meters, and CNC machines. Software includes deployment tool and MAC-address based IP address configuration.



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Take a Good Look at NPort Express DE-211 from Moxa



Moxa Technologies has kept well abreast of current market trends by introducing a succession of successful serial-to-Ethernet products, which they refer to as their NPort Server Family. These products, which provide Ethernet connectivity to RS-232, RS-422/485 serial devices, come with a wide range of options. Moxa has found the right formula for design and manufacturing, resulting in products that are easy to use, but at an economical price. The most recent NPort Server product to be released to the market was the DE-211 model.

In fact, NPort Express DE-311 was successfully introduced to the market in 2001, but Moxa is already preparing the release of a new generation NPort Express that will fulfill customers' varied needs for integrating industrial serial devices with Ethernet. The new product, dubbed NPort Express DE-211, has several enhanced features, such as a wide power input range that accepts 24 VDC, terminal block accessories, a built-in terminator, enhanced 2- and 4-wire RS-485 for long distance transmission (up to 1.5 km), and optional Power over Serial. In addition, the software is enhanced by NPort Configurator utilities that include an easy deployment tool and MAC-address based IP address configuration, making DE-211 a highly advanced, yet economical serial-to-Ethernet solution.

NPort Express DE-211 is a universal serial device server that can network-enable your industrial serial devices, such as information display boards, PLCs, flow meters, gas meters, CNC machines, and biometric identification card readers. As with the DE-311 model, NPort Express DE-211 comes with a 3-in-1 RS-232/422/485 serial interface.

Here are the key features of NPort Express DE-211

o Seamlessly integrate your industrial serial devices with TCP/IP Ethernet networks DE-211 supports RS-232, RS-422, and 2-wire/4-wire RS-485 interfaces, and has a built-in terminator, making it fit for all types of industrial serial devices and serial communications topologies. The optional Power over Serial function allows DE-211 to be powered by DC power pins inside the DB25 serial cable that connects to the serial device, allowing DE-211 to be seamlessly integrated with connected serial devices.

o Total software solution for Serial-to-Ethernet applications
With the help of Windows Native COM driver technology, users can keep running existing COM-based software, such as HyperTerminal (this also applies to Linux software). In addition, DE-211 provides versatile Raw Connection Modes for sockets, such as TCP Server, TCP Client, UDP Server/Client, Pair Connection, and Ethernet Modem, making DE-211 a powerful and flexible tool for completing your important projects.

o Easy installation and administration with NPort Configurator
DE-211 NPort Configurator provides easy IP configuration, including DHCP, MAC-IP mapping, and comes with enhanced easy configuration management and fast deployment capabilities. Friendly GUI management utilities for Windows and user-configurable command mode are both supplied.

To match current market trends, Moxa NPort Express DE-211 brings Industrial Device Manufacturers and System Integrators more choices for setting up important applications, such as display boards, measurement and monitoring devices, flow meters, volt meters, gas meters, fire alarms, medical equipment, CNC machine controllers, Telecom equipment, factory automation, building automation, etc. Moxa NPort Express DE-211 will certainly live up to the NPort Family motto, and: Make your industrial serial devices Internet ready instantly

In addition, this new products provides:
o Easy IP setup and deployment for mass installation
o Easy integration with industrial serial devices, by using versatile software, power supply, and housing solutions
o Easy troubleshooting with monitoring software and LED signals for RS-485 communication

Moxa Technologies has been researching serial-to-Ethernet technology, and designing products that provide access to serial products over TCP/IP Ethernet since 1994. By paying close attention to every detail, Moxa's R&D team closely follows the company spirit of putting passion into practice. The team's hard work results in high quality products that provide customers with easier to use and more economical serial device solutions.

The MOXA Technologies logo is a registered trademark of Moxa Technologies Co., Ltd. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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