CostCost-effective Solutions of RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 for Industrial Ethernet Applications
PLANET ICS-210x Serial over Ethernet Converter series is specially designed to convert serial RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485 communication into Industrial Fast Ethernet networking and help to extend the network distance efficiently and inexpensively. There are SC and LC connectors with single-mode or multi-mode media available in the ICS-210x series for your network needs. The ICS-210x is a time-saving and cost-effective solution for users and SIs to quickly transform its serial equipment to the Ethernet network with no need of replacing the existing serial equipment and software system.
Efficiently Extending Network Distance
The ICS-210x series includes models ICS-2102, ICS-2102S15 and ICS-2105A. The ICS-2102 and ICS-2102S15 media converters can extend the deployment distance of serial equipment by 2km and 15km. The ICS-2105A, especially equipped with one SFP fiber slot (mini-GBIC 100Base-FX SFP, Small-Form Factor Pluggable), supports the deployed distance extension from 2km (via multi-mode fiber) up to 120 kilometers (via single-mode fiber) or longer. The ICS-210x series perfectly meets the diverse demands in various industrial network environments and provides reliable network solutions within your budget of installation.
The ICS-210x series makes the connected serial equipment become IP-based facilities and able to connect to a TCP/IP network immediately. It also provides Web Management Interface for efficient remote network management. The powerful Web Smart Media Converter series supports application mode and serial operation mode for alarm or IP address connection, which saves the network administrator’s time by detecting and locating network problems without visual inspection of the cabling and equipment. Multiple connection options are available for large networking environment as well.
Stable Performance under Difficult Environments
The ICS-210x series provides a high level of immunity against electromagnetic interference and heavy electrical surges which are usually found on plant floors or in curb side traffic control cabinets. The feature of operating temperature range from -10 to 60 degrees C allows the ICS-210x series to be placed in almost any difficult environment.
The ICS-210x series is equipped with compact IP30 standard metal case that allows either DIN rail or wall mounting for efficient use of cabinet space. The ICS-210x series also provides an integrated power supply source with wide range of voltages (12 to 48V DC) ideally suitable for worldwide operation with high availability applications requiring dual or backup power inputs.
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 RS-232 or RS-485 serial interface with their cables connecting to login server. By applying the ICS-210x Serial over Ethernet Converter series, the access control machine is able to extend the network over longer distances via fiber optic interface. The distance can be up to 15km in a local range. In another way, the ICS-210x series 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 Robot conveyer including other machines in manufacturing, PLC (Programmable Logical Control) is required to drive the above manufacturing process. The ICS-210x can be set to the TCP Server mode and connect to the PLC. Thus, the administrator can configure and set command settings through Fast Ethernet intranet to remotely control the PLC, the administrator and workstation. It is not necessary to stand by the I/O machine.
Surveillance Motion Control – Pair Connection Mode
Using pair connection along with fiber optic patch cord, the ICS-210x extends RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 interface distance from surveillance and scanner to the control keyboard/ joystick installed in the remote monitoring center.
–One RS-232 port and one RS-422/485 port to one 100Base-FX Media Conversion
–Cost effective for RS-232/ RS-422/ RS-485 to Ethernet application
–Supports RS-232 with DB9 interface, 4-wire RS-422 or 2-wire RS-485 with terminal
–Asynchronous serial data rates up to 921600bps
–Complies with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u 100Base-FX standard
–Supports 100Base-FX multi-mode SC connector, distance up to 2km for ICS-2102
–Supports 100Base-FX single-mode SC connector, distance up to 15km for ICS-2102S15
–Supports 100Base-FX single-mode LC connector, distance varies depending on SFP module for
–Standard TCP/IP interface and versatile operation modes
–Software Protocol supports ARP, ICMP, TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP server, DHCP client, Telnet server/client
–Built-in IP-based Web interface for remote management
–Serial Operation mode selected via Web management
–Pair Connection mode for connecting two serial devices over a network
–PLANET Smart Discovery utility automatically finds the client devices on the network
–Firmware upgrade via HTTP protocol
–LED indicators for easy network diagnose
–Reset Button on the front panel for resetting to factory default
Industrial Case / Installation
–IP30 metal case protection
–DIN rail and wall mount design
–12 to 48V DC / 24V AC, redundant power with polarity reverse protect function and connective
removable terminal block for master and slave power
–Supports EFT protection 6000 VDC for power line
–Supports 6000 VDC Ethernet ESD protection
–-10 to 60 degrees C operating temperature
|Interface||RS-232 x 1
RS-422 / RS-485 x 1
|Connector||DB9 for RS-232
Terminal block for RS-422 / RS-485
|Baud Rate (Data Rate)||300bps to 921600bps|
|Data Bits||5, 6, 7, 8|
|Parity Type||1, 1.5/2|
|Stop Bit||Odd, Even, None, Space, Mark|
|Flow Control||Hardware, None|
|Signals||RS-232: DCD, RxD, TxD, GND, RI
RS-422: Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-
RS-485: Data A (+), Data B (-)
|Fast Ethernet Port|
|Connector||ICS-2102 / ICS-2102S15: SC
ICS-2105A: LC (SFP)
ICS-2102S15: Single Mode
ICS-2105A: Multi-Mode / Single-Mode (Vary on SFP module)
ICS-2105A: 2km up to 120km (Vary on SFP module)
|Optical Wavelength||ICS-2102: 1300nm
ICS-2105A: (Vary on SFP module)
|Cable||ICS-2102: 50/125μm or 62.5/125μm multi-mode fiber cable
ICS-2102S15: 9/125μm single-mode fiber cable
ICS-2105A: 50 or 62.5/125μm multi-mode fiber cable
9/125μm single-mode fiber cable
|LED Indicators||System: Power 1, Power 2, Fault
TP or Fiber Port: Link / Active
Serial Port: Serial port mode, RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485
PLANET Smart Discovery Utility
|Virtual COM Utility Platform Supports||Windows Base Only:
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows 8 (Must install latest version of WinPcap)
Windows Server 2012 (Must install latest version of WinPcap)
|Operation Mode||TCP Server
Pair Connection – Remote (Slave)
Pair Connection – Local (Master)
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||135 x 97 x 32 mm|
|Weight||ICS-2102 / ICS-2102S15 : 431g
|Power Supply||12~48V DC / 24V AC, Redundant power with polarity reverse protection function|
|Installation||DIN rail kit and wall mount ear|
|Alarm||Provides one relay output for power failure
Alarm relay current carry ability: 1A @ DC 24V
|Enclosure||IP30 metal case|
|Environment||Operating Temperature: -10~60 degrees C
Storage Temperature: -20~75 degrees C
Operating Humidity: 10~90% RH
Storage Humidity: 5~90% RH
|Emissions||FCC Class A, CE Certification Class A|
|Standards||IEEE 802.3 10Base-T
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX / 100Base-FX
|Stability Testing||IEC60068-2-32 (Free Fall)
|* Note: Reset Button on the front panel for resetting to factory default|
|2021-01-08||1.91b200407||Bug Fixed -
Fixed web serial port configuration baud rate with 921600bps option.
|2017-08-11||1.91b170728||Fixed DHCP Client issue.|
|2015-10-16||1.9b151007||Improve serial compatibility.|
|2012-12-28||1.8b121009||Bug Fixed - DHCP Enable, the system will recheck after every 10 seconds.|
|2012-04-10||1.7b110927||(1) Fix the catch CSS issue when clear cookie.
(2) Fix the Client reply signal loss.
(3) Change Inactive Timeout to be "Second".
1.Fix the change IP address issue.
2.Fix the UDP client mode issue.
3.Fix the software reset default that IP address can not become to default IP address.
|2009-04-20||1.0||Quick Install Guide|
|2012-07-13||1.2||Add model for ICS-2105A.|
|2013-11-29||3.6.3 (Virtual COM)||Windows Base Only:
1. Improves the stability for RS232/422/485
2. Supports Win7/Win2008:
Win8/Win2012 (Must install latest version of WinPcap)
|Industrial RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 over 100Base-FX Media Converter (Fiber, Vary on SFP module)|