Cost-effective Solution for RS232/422/485 Serial-to-Ethernet Application
PLANET ICS-120 Serial Device Server is specially designed to convert two serial RS232/RS422/RS485 communication interfaces into Fast Ethernet networking to extend the network distance efficiently and inexpensively.
There is one 10/100BASE-TX RJ45 port in the ICS-120, making connected serial equipment become IP-based, and able to also connect to a TCP/IP networking immediately. And its operating temperature ranging from -10 to 60 degrees C is designed for all your network requirements.
The ICS-120 is a time-saving and cost-effective solution for users and system integrators to quickly transform their serial devices into the Ethernet network with no need of replacing the existing serial devices and software system.
As the ICS-120 provides easy serial-to-Ethernet connectivity and connection to a TCP/IP network, the remote network system can thus be managed efficiently via its Web, telnet, and VCOM management interfaces. It supports both application and serial operation modes for alarm or IP address connection, which saves the administrator’s time in detecting and locating network problems without visual inspection of the cabling and devices. Multiple connection options are available for a large networking environment as well.
Access Control System – Traditional System Application
Most of the enterprises and government use access control plate and Mifare or RFID to authorize entrance identity. Traditionally, the access control machines use RS232 or RS485 serial interface with their cables connecting to login server. By applying the ICS-120 Serial Device Server, the access control machine is able to extend the network over longer distances via Ethernet interfaces. In addition, the ICS-120 can be linked to an xDSL router to get the internet access capability so that the access control can be set and monitored over the internet.
To monitor, configure and manage the robotic conveyer including other production machines, PLC (programmable logical control) is required to drive the above manufacturing process. The ICS-120 can be set to the TCP server mode and connected to the PLC. Thus, the administrator can configure and set command settings through Fast Ethernet intranet to remotely control the PLC, without having to stand by the I/O machine.
RTU Data Collect – UDP Mode
Connect with RTU (remote terminal unit) to collect and monitor the data of waves, signal and power utilization. The ICS-120 can be used to set up UDP mode and send data over Fast Ethernet to local server or over Internet to remote server automatically.
Surveillance Motion Control – Pair Connection Mode
Using pair connection mode via the fiber optic patch cord, the ICS-120 can extend the distance of the deployed devices via RS232, RS422 and RS485 interfaces, making the remote management of these devices from the monitoring center easier and efficient.
|Serial Port||2 x DB9 male|
|Serial Standards||RS232/RS422/4-wire RS485/2-wire RS485|
|Baud Rate (Data Rate)||50bps to 921Kbps|
|Data Bits||5, 6, 7, 8|
|Stop Bit||1, 1.5, 2|
|Parity Type||Odd, Even, None, Space, Mark|
|Flow Control||RTS/CTS and DTR/DSR (RS232 only)
|Signals||RS232: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, GND
RS422: Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-, GND
4-wire RS485: Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-, GND
2-wire RS485: Data A (+), Data B (-), GND
|Ethernet Ports||1 x RJ45|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||97 x 70 x 26mm|
|LED Indicators||System: Link
TP Port: Link/ Active
Serial Port: Active
|Power Requirements||External Power Adaptor 5V DC, 2A max.|
|Power Consumption||5.5 watts (max.)|
|Installation||Standalone, wall-mount , and DIN-rail kit (optional)|
|Reset Button||< 5 sec: System reboot
> 5 sec: Factory default
|Management Interfaces||Web management
Telnet Console management
Windows-based VCOM Utility management
SNMPv1, v2c / SNMP trap
PLANET Smart Discovery Utility
|IP Version||IPv4 and IPv6|
|Operation Mode||■ TCP server / TCP client
■ UDP client
■ Virtual COM
■ Telnet server
■ Pair connection – Remote (Slave)
■ Pair connection – Local (Master)
■ Modbus converter server / client
|Virtual COM Utility Platform Support||Windows-based Only:
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows 8 (Must install the latest version of WinPcap)
Windows Server 2012 (Must install the latest version of WinPcap)
|Fault Alarm||Record: System log / SNMP trap|
|Security||Accessible IP (white list)|
|SNMP||SNMP v1 and v2c|
|Regulatory Compliance||FCC Part 15 Class A,
CE Certification Class A
|Standards||IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX
RFC 768 UDP
RFC 793 TFTP
RFC 791 IP
RFC 792 ICMP
RFC 854 Telnet
RFC 958 NTP
RFC 1908 SNMPv2c
RFC 2068 HTTP
RFC 4443 ICMPv6
|Operating Temperature||-10 ~ 60 degrees C|
|Storage Temperature||-10 ~ 70 degrees C|
|Humidity||5 ~ 95% (non-condensing)|
|2021-10-08||1.155b210805||Bug Fixed -
1. Make up the missing Modbus Converter Server / Client Mode
2. Fixed the problem that the "green" LED would unconditionally turn on when using RS422 and RS485
3. Fixed the problem that Smart Discovery could not scan
|2020-12-11||2011041000_2521_1337_1111||1. Supports starting as service mode.
2. Supports simplified Chinese
*Note:This utility is only for the ICS-110, ICS-120, ICS-115A, ICS-2100T, ICS-2102T, ICS-2102TS, ICS-2105AT, ICS-2200T, and ICS-2400T and NOT compatible with ICS-100, ICS-105A, ICS-2100, and ICS-2105A.
|2020-07-31||2.18.1219.1600||1. Support to add Device IP manually.
2. Support to add COM port manually.
3. NOT compatible with ICS-210X series products.
|ICS-110||RS232/RS422/RS485 Serial Device Server|
|ICS-115A||RS232/RS422/RS485 Serial Device Server with 1-Port 100BASE-FX SFP|
|ICS-2100T||Industrial 1-Port RS232/RS422/RS485 Serial Device Server|
|ICS-2105AT / ICS-2102T / ICS-2102TS||Industrial 1-port RS232/422/485 Serial Device Server with 1-Port 100BASE-FX SFP|
|ICS-2200T||Industrial 2-Port RS232/RS422/RS485 Serial Device Server|
|ICS-2400T||Industrial 4-Port RS232/RS422/RS485 Serial Device Server|
|2-Port RS232/422/485 Serial Device Server|