The DS-2200 is a series of Serial-to-Ethernet device servers designed to add Ethernet and Internet connectivity to any RS-232 device, and to eliminate the cable length limitation of legacy serial communication. By using the VxComm Driver/Utility, the built-in COM port of the DS-2200 series can be virtualized to a standard PC COM port in Windows. Therefore, users can transparently access or monitor serial devices over the Internet/Ethernet without software modification.
The VxComm Driver/Utility supports the most popular operating system in the world, including 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP/7/10/2012/2016. The virtual COM works transparently and is protocol independent, enabling perfect integration with your current central computer. The utility provides an easy configuration interface that can be used to quickly create and map virtual COM ports to one or several DS-2200 modules. In addition, the utility contains a built-in terminal program, so users can send/receive command/data via the terminal program for easy testing.
The DS-2200 device servers can be used to create a pair-connection application (as well as serial-bridge or serial-tunnel), and can then route data over TCP/IP between two serial devices, which is useful when connecting computers, servers or other serial devices that do not themselves have Ethernet capability. By virtue of its protocol independence and flexibility, the DS-2200 meets the demands of virtually any network-enabled application.
The DS-2200 features a powerful 32-bit MCU to enable efficient handling of network traffic. It also has a built-in web server that provides an intuitive web management interface to allow users to modify the settings of the module, including DHCP/Static IP, gateway/mask and serial ports.
The module contains a dual watchdog, including a CPU watchdog (for hardware functions) and a host watchdog (for software functions). The CPU watchdog automatically resets the CPU if the built-in firmware is operating abnormally, while the host watchdog automatically resets the CPU if there is no communication between the module and the host (PC or PLC) for a predefined period of time (system timeout). The dual watchdog is an important feature that ensures the module operates continuously, even in harsh environments. In addition, the DS-2200 series (for i version) also adds 3000 VDC isolation and +/-4 kV ESD protection component that diverts the potentially damaging charge away from sensitive circuit to protects the module and equipment from the sudden and momentary electric current.
With 2 Ethernet ports, the DS-2200 allows daisy chain connection which permits the flexibility in locating devices, eases installation and lowers infrastructure costs. The DS-2200 module offers true IEEE 802.3af-compliant (classification, Class 1) Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality using a standard category 5 Ethernet cable to receive power from a PoE switch such as the NS-205PSE. If there is no PoE switch on site, the module will also accept power input from a DC Terminal Block.
- Incorporates any RS-232 serial device in Ethernet
- Application Modes: Virtual COM, TCP Server, TCP Client
- Virtual COM for 32/64-bit Windows XP/7/10/2012/2016
- Data Packing Modes: Length, Delimiter, timeout, Char timeout.
- Supports pair-connection (serial-bridge, serial-tunnel) applications
- Supports UDP responder for device discovery (UDP Search)
- Static IP or DHCP network configuration
- Easy firmware update via the Ethernet (BOOTP, TFTP)
- Built-in Web Server (HTTP)
- 2-port Ethernet Switch (LAN Bypass) for Daisy-Chain Wiring
- Includes redundant power inputs: PoE (IEEE 802.3af, Class 1) and DC supply