Connect PLCs, drives, process controls, power monitoring equipment, barcode scanners, and other factory floor
The XPress™ DR and XPress DR-IAP Device Servers enable virtually any industrial device with serial capability to be connected to a new or existing Ethernet network. By encapsulating serial data and transporting it over Ethernet, the XPress DR/DR-IAP establishes virtual serial links over Ethernet. By using these units, limited-distance, point-to-point, direct serial connections can now be extended within the plant, throughout the facility, or across the global enterprise.
When used in conjunction with an OPC server, most Windows® based HMI, SCADA, and PC-based control applications have full access to information in the connected device. Existing COM-port based Windows® applications can access network-enabled devices using Lantronix Com Port Redirector software. Com Port Redirector allows the creation of virtual serial ports, which can be mapped to remote device servers over Ethernet and connected to the XPress DR and XPress DR-IAP.
The XPress DR-IAP installable communication drivers allow specific support for various industrial communication protocols. With native support for these protocols, devices that previously allowed only one connection can now support multiple connections simultaneously.
Flexible configuration options allow the unit to be set up locally using the serial port, or remotely over Ethernet using Telnet or a common web browser. DeviceInstaller,™ a Windows® based configuration software, simplifies installation and configuration, enables access to the Web Manager and Telnet communications, and ping attached devices over the network. Flash memory provides for maintenancefree, non-volatile storage, and allows future system upgrades.
Packaged in a rugged DIN-rail mount case and featuring 2000V galvanic isolation, 1500V Ethernet isolation, a wide 0° to 60°C operating range, and a 9-30VDC/9-24VAC power input, the XPress DR and XPress DR-IAP are ideal for virtually any industrial application.