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Serial device servers for extreme fields of application

Supplier: Phoenix Contact
29 October, 2014

Phoenix Contact has extended its FL COM-Server serial device server product range with two special versions with an extended temperature and supply voltage range.

COM servers enable devices with serial interfaces to be smoothly integrated into Ethernet networks.

The two new models are suitable for temperature ranges from -40°C to +70°C and offer a supply voltage range from 12 to 30 V AC/DC.

The devices enable easy configuration via web-based management. With the reasonably-priced basic version for storing serial interfaces in the network via the virtual COM port, existing serial devices can be made network-capable.

In addition, the universal version works as a Modbus gateway. As such, serial Modbus RTU /ASCII systems can be easily converted to Modbus/TCP and vice versa. This enables existing serial Modbus devices to be conveniently networked with modern Modbus/TCP devices.