Serial interfaces such as RS232, RS422 or RS485 are widespread today in automation systems. To integrate these devices into modern Industrial Ethernets, Serial/Ethernet converters are used which offer investment protection for existing automation components. These devices include control systems, sensors, meters, drives, bar code readers and operator displays. Weidmuller’s Serial/Ethernet converters connect these devices simply and easily to existing Ethernet network structures. The configuration of the serial port and Ethernet port parameters is done using an internet browser. On the Ethernet side, these devices support several operating modes: including TCP server, TCP client, UDP, Real COM, RFC 2217, Reverse Telnet, Pair Connection and Ethernet modem. These modes ensure compatibility for the network software. There are two Ethernet ports on the device which can be used as Ethernet switch ports. This helps to reduce your cabling costs since you no longer need to connect each device with a separate Ethernet switch.