Features and Benefits
- 8 or 16 serial ports supporting RS-232/422/485
- Standard 19-inch rackmount size
- 10/100M auto-sensing Ethernet
- Built-in 15 KV ESD protection for all serial signals
- Easy IP address configuration with LCD panel
- Choice of configuration methods: Web console, Telnet console, and Windows utility
- Versatile socket operation modes, including TCP Server, TCP Client, UDP, and Real COM
- SNMP MIB-II for network management
Network Readiness for up to Sixteen Serial Devices
NPort® 5610/5630 rackmount device servers can conveniently and transparently connect up to sixteen serial devices to an Ethernet, allowing you to network your existing serial devices with only basic configuration. Data transmission between the serial and Ethernet interfaces is bi-directional. By using NPort® device servers, you not only protect your current hardware investment, but also allow for future network expansion. You can both centralize the management of your serial devices, and distribute management hosts over the network.
19-inch Rackmount Device Server
NPort® 5600 device servers come with Tx/Rx LEDs for the serial ports on the front panel, and the 8 or 16 RJ45 serial port connectors on the rear panel. This makes the NPort® 5600 device servers suitable for standard 19-inch rack mounting, allowing you to simplify operation, maintenance, and administrative tasks.
Real COM/TTY Ports
Real COM/TTY drivers are provided that make the serial ports on the NPort® 5600 recognizable as Real COM ports by Windows, or Real TTY ports by Linux. In addition to supporting basic data transmission and reception, the NPort® drivers also support the RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, and DCD control signals.
LED Indicators to Ease Your Maintenance Tasks
The System LED, Serial Tx/Rx LEDs, and Ethernet LEDs (located on the RJ45 connector) provide a great tool for basic maintenance tasks and help engineers analyze problems in the field. The NPort® 5600’s LEDs not only indicate current system and network status, but also help field engineers monitor the status of attached serial devices.
Adjustable Termination and Pull High/Low Resistors
In some critical environments, termination resistors may be needed to prevent the reflection of serial signals. When using termination resistors, it is also important to set the pull high/low resistors correctly so that the electrical signal is not corrupted. Since no set of resistor values is universally compatible for all environments, the NPort® 5600 has DIP switches on the bottom panel for setting the termination and pull high/low resistor values.