Moxa Connects Serial Devices to Network with Ethernet Solution

1/12/2004 - Moxa's NE-4120S/A Network Enablers offer a complete Ethernet connection solution to network-enable your serial devices. Their compact size-only 57 x 40 mm, or less than half the size of your credit card-allows you to easily integrate NE-4120S/A Network Enablers into your serial device to make the device 10/100M Ethernet-ready. NE-4120S/A's ready-to-go design allows you to get your legacy serial devices Ethernet-ready easily-just add on this module, without any circuit modification, and get your product to market in no time. NE-4120S/A's pin header design makes these embedded network enablers well-suited for any type of Ethernet connector, such as RJ45, RJ11, etc.

NE-4120S/A's industry-proven TCP/IP stack-which supports TCP Server, TCP Client, UDP, and Real COM operation modes-makes it easy for your R&D engineers to network-enable your serial device. There's no need to put extra effort into TCP/IP programming, allowing your engineers to dedicate the majority of their time developing other important features. You also reduce your time to market. By network-enabling your serial devices, card reader/SCADA systems and controllers can access and gather real-time data from NE-4120S/A series Network Enabler modules. This real-time data can be integrated with business systems (POS systems, for example) to create a valuable and competitive business information system. The 10/100M Ethernet auto-sensing interface also lets your application make use of high-speed Internet access when available.

NE-4120S/A products consume less than 1.5W of power, allowing your R&D engineers to virtually ignore the power consumption issue when adapting NE-4120S/A products to your applications. NE-4120S/A's 5V design is also better suited for today's equipment. NE-4120's 4 dedicated GPIO pins provide ample design flexibility, giving you the freedom to develop the features your customers need. Configuration is done with a user-friendly Windows utility, Web browser, or serial console. In addition, a Windows-based NECI (Network Enabler Configuration Interface) Library is available to help you develop your own Windows utilities.

Programmable version meets your customization needs
A C-Programmable version is available for custom applications, such as protocol conversion, front-end data processing, etc. The NE-4120S/A Software Development Kit (SDK) includes a Turbo C compiler and more than 100 API (Application Program Interface) functions for socket command and serial port control. Self explanatory example programs are also included to reduce your software developing time.


NE-4100T Starter Kit
The NE-4120S/A Starter Kit provides a quick and cost-effective way to evaluate this new product. The Starter Kit allows manufacturers to jumpstart their development work by providing the following items: an evaluation board assembly that includes NE-4120S/A, a universal power supply, configuration utility and software (on CD-ROM), status LEDs, and serial interface for easy connection to a PC.

About Moxa Technologies Co., Ltd.
With more than 16 years of experience in the development and marketing of industrial communications products, and over 5,000,000 serial ports installed around the globe, Moxa Technologies is one of the leading serial and serial-to-Ethernet communications product supplier in the world. Moxa's products are CE and FCC approved, and come with various interface configurations, such as ISA, PCI, and Universal PCI, and work with all major operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 95/98, Windows 3.x, DOS, OS/2, Linux, UnixWare, SCO Unix, Solaris, and QNX. Moxa is committed to the continual development of new technology, high performance, and reliability, as well as a friendly user-interface, to meet customers' serial, serial-to-Ethernet, and industrial Ethernet communications needs. Moxa's vision is to be the "Total Solution for Industrial Device Networking" for all industrial data communications customers.

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