NPort® 5600-8-DTL device servers can conveniently and transparently connect 8 serial devices to an Ethernet network, allowing you to network your existing serial devices with basic configurations. You can both centralize management of your serial devices and distribute management hosts over the network. The NPort® 5600-8-DTL device servers have a smaller form factor than our 19-inch models, making them a great choice for applications that need additional serial ports when mounting rails are not available.
Convenient Design for RS-485 Applications
The NPort® 5650-8-DTL device servers support selectable 1 kilo-ohm and 150 kilo-ohms pull high/low resistors and a 120-ohm terminator. 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 with all environments, NPort® 5600-8-DTL device servers use DIP switches to allow users to adjust termination and pull high/low resistor values manually for each serial port.
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 they also help field engineers monitor the status of attached serial devices.