Cost-effective Solution for RS232/422/485 Serial-to-Ethernet Application
PLANET ICS-115A Serial Device Server is specially designed to convert RS232, RS422 or RS485 serial communication to Fast Ethernet networking to extend the network distance efficiently and inexpensively.
There is one 100BASE-FX single-mode/multi-mode media available in the ICS-115A and its operating temperature ranges from -10 to 60 degrees C for your network needs. The ICS-115A 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.
The ICS-115A is able to extend the distance of deploying serial equipment and hosts. The selectable fiber-optic cables on the basis of distance are provided. Therefore, this product will perfectly satisfy the diverse demands while providing reliable and efficient network solutions based on the distance and budgets of installation.
As the ICS-115A provides an 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 network administrator’s time in detecting and locating network problems without visual inspection of the cabling and devices. Multiple connection options are available for large networking environment as well.
Easy Chassis Installation
The ICS-115A can be used as a stand-alone unit or a slide-in module to PLANET Media Converter Chassis (MC-700 and MC-1500 chassis). The media chassis can assist in providing DC power to the ICS-115A and can be DIN-rail or wall mounted for efficient use of cabinet space, without the need of replacing the existing serial equipment and software system.
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-115A Serial Device Server, the access control machine is able to extend the network over longer distances via Ethernet interfaces. In addition, the ICS-115A 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-115A 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-115A 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-115A 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||1 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 SFP|
|Distance||2km to 120km, vary on SFP modules|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||97 x 70 x 26mm|
|LED Indicators||System: Link
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
|Compatible Media Converter Chassis||MC-700/MC-1500/MC-1500R|
|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 Supports||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 802.3u 100BASE-FX
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 2131 DHCP Client
RFC 2732 Format for Literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's
RFC 3315 DHCPv6 Client
RFC 3513 IPv6 Addressing Architecture
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
|2021-01-08||1.1910b200515||Bug Fixed - TP Port could not ping IP at 10M speed.|
|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-100||RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 over Fast Ethernet Media Converter|
|ICS-110||RS232/RS422/RS485 Serial Device Server|
|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|
|MC-700||7-Slot Media Converter Chassis|
|MC-1500||15-Slot Media Converter Chassis|
|MFB-Series Transceiver||100BASE-FX SFP Transceiver|
|1-Port RS232/422/485 Serial Device Server with 1-Port 100BASE-FX SFP|