This type of Ethernet converter / Gateway is capable to link any serial (RS-232 or RS485) devices to your computer network via Ethernet for access control or remote control and monitoring purposes.
The Ethernet/Serial Converter enables serial devices, such as Modbus based IO modules communicating on RS232/485 to be connected to a 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet network. The Ethernet/Serial Converter can be configured to operate in a number of different modes depending on the application. It can be configured as a transparent data link or it can perform the gateway function of converting Modbus TCP messages to Modbus RTU messages.
The PC-E converters are factory programmed with a default IP address of 192.168.0.112. This address must be changed before the converter is added to an existing Ethernet network. The IP address in the converter should be unique in the network and can be changed via the Web Server. Web server allows setting IP address, serial data format and operating modes. The web server can be accessed by most web browsers like Internet explorer, Netscape etc. PC-E supports FTP protocol which enables the web pages to be customized if required.