Extend The Life of Your Serial Devices With NPort Device Servers

A large number of legacy devices in the field can be very discouraging to engineers when they have to connect them to collect data remotely. Backed by Moxa’s proven industrial connectivity expertise, their serial-to-Ethernet solutions can give your legacy devices a new lease on life.

What’s more, you don’t need to worry about spending extra time and money on replacing these devices that are still in good working condition. Moxa’s NPort serial device servers not only meet your different connectivity demands, but also ensure that device connectivity is easy, secure, and reliable.

To address the needs of rapidly-expanding industrial networks, Moxa has developed a new series of industrial unmanaged Ethernet switches—the EDS-2000 Series—with an extra-small footprint that offer reliability, easy deployment, and flexibility for a variety of industrial applications.

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Your guide to connecting legacy devices to the future. An Insider’s Guide to Bringing Your Serial Devices to the IIoT. 

Commonly Seen Serial Devices
The Coexistence of Serial and Ethernet Devices

Although Ethernet-based communication interfaces are the trend, it doesn’t mean you need to get rid of all your existing serial devices to pursue a full revamp. When upgrading a system, a number of considerations need to be taken account, of which equipment cost plays a major deciding factor. For example, replacing a CNC machine is extremely costly, which would tremendously impact the budget of most businesses.

Another considerable cost burden is the deployment costs attached to replacing dozens of serial-based power meters, as more IP devices would require more investment on networking switches and SCADA-licensed nodes. Therefore, it makes sense to keep the RS-485 power meters, which come with the benefits of multidrop wiring. Furthermore, replacing other legacy devices such as IEDs also comes with high acquisition and deployment costs.

Adding serial-to-Ethernet device servers between your serial devices and modern systems is a cost-saving and effortless solution to not only enjoy the simplicity of serial communications but also take advantage of what Ethernet offers you.

The Perfect Choice for the Digitalisation of Your Legacy Devices
Easy to Use

From device configuration to device management, our NPort Series features user-friendly interfaces and smart connectivity functions, making device connectivity easy for engineers.

Secure Connection

Moxa’s NPort Series offers security features that include user authentications, console management, and network access control, enabling connectivity security with less effort.

Industrial Reliability

Our rugged NPort device servers can withstand surge and extreme temperatures. They are also certified for various industrial environments, making them ideal for your industrial applications.

Choose the Serial Device Server That Works for You
Serial Device Servers

NPort 5100A, 5200A, 5400
General purpose applications

NPort W2150A, W2250A
Connect to 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi network

NPort IA5150A, IA5250A, IA540A
Harsh environments industrial certifications

NPort 5600
General purpose applications

NPort 5600-DT, 5600-DTL
High-port density in small form factor
Basic
Serial Ports
1-4
1-2
1-4
8/16
8
RS-232/422/485
Ethernet
1
1
2
1
1
Window/Linux Driver
Security
Login Authentication
Password Protection
(length, character enforcement)
Password Protection
(length, character enforcement)
Password Protection
(length, character enforcement)
Password Protection
(length, character enforcement)
Password Protection
(length, character enforcement)
Console Management
HTTPS
Unused services can be disabled
HTTPS
Unused services can be disabled
HTTPS
Unused services can be disabled
HTTPS
Unused services can be disabled
HTTPS
Unused services can be disabled
Network Access Control
Accessible IP List
Accessible IP List
(For operation modes only)
Accessible IP List
Accessible IP List
Accessible IP List
Reliability
Industrial Certifications
C1D2, ATEX, IECEx
Industrial Certifications
Wide Temperature

Download Moxa’s Selection Table for a quick overview of the serial device servers that Moxa offers.

Keeping Device Connectivity Simple

 

As industrial connectivity experts, we know that your field-site applications need to accommodate a lot of equipment and include system features with different communication protocols and interfaces. If you are looking for more edge connectivity options, Moxa has a wide-ranging product portfolio that can meet your connectivity demands.

Industrial Protocol
Gateways
Remote
I/Os
remote-ios
Serial Media
Converters
Ethernet Media
Converters
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