There are many situations where legacy serial equipment is irreplaceable. To get the most out of these devices, they need to be integrated into modern systems. The best solution is to connect the serial ports to a network. There are plenty of ways to accomplish this, but a serial to wireless converter is an effortless and efficient solution.
When you are networking serial devices, being able to skip straight to wireless communication cuts a lot of steps, cords, and problems. Antaira’s series of serial to Wi-Fi devices is the perfect solution. The STW-601C is a serial to Wi-Fi server that puts a single legacy device directly into a wireless network. It supports RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 and broadcasts the serial data over 2.4 GHz wireless. It also sports a Fast Ethernet port for situations where a wired connection is more suitable.
When you need even more versatility out of your serial networking, you might want to look to serial bridges. Able to perform the functions listed above, the bridges add support for three-way communication across serial, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi. Antaira’s STW-611C is an impressive bridge that enables this communication even in demanding environments. It withstands extreme temperatures and protected against shock and vibration. It has substantial EMC and EMF protection, and it works on a wide DC power input.
While we’re helping you network your legacy systems, we offer assistance on virtually every aspect of your industrial network. When you call Westward Sales, you work with an experienced and knowledgeable representative who can quickly help you identify the best tools for any job.