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PRODUCT RELEASE: DeviceMaster ® RTS 4-Port DB9 2E

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DM UP-RTS 4P DB9 2E Product Announcements Blog Post

 

 

 

DeviceMaster ® RTS 4-Port DB9 2E

The DeviceMaster RTS 4P2E is the 4-port model of Comtrol’s popular line of industrially-focused DIN-rail mount serial device servers.  Packaged in a compact, rugged housing, the RTS 4P2E model provides four serial ports via standard DB9 male connectors with the additional benefit of a two-port Ethernet switch to support a variety of network installations.  Featuring the same Linux and Windows certified drivers, SSL/SSH security, and intuitive configuration as the rest of the industry-leading DeviceMaster family, the small-form factor RTS 4P2E is the perfect serial expansion solution for panel builders, cabinet installations or any application where performance demands are high but space is at a premium.

Features:

  • Wide DC input voltage range (5-30 volts)
  • Redundant power input for fail-safe powerDeviceMaster RTS 4-Port DB9 2E
  • RS-232/422/485 software selectable interfaces
  • DB9 male serial connectors
  • PortVision DX
  • Screw terminal power connector
  • Dual Ethernet ports for daisy-chaining devices
  • 25KV surge protection for serial ports
  • Features DIN rail mounting
  • Wide operating temperature range (-40º to 75º C)
  • NEMA TS2 certified
  • SSL & SSH management, SSL serial data stream encryption
  • Wide input power range
  • IPv6 support
  • Real-time email event notification

 

Product Overview

The DeviceMaster RTS 4-Port DB9 2E serial device server can be used to network-enable two serial devices on any Ethernet network and is ideal for applications in: traffic and transportation, power utility, industrial automation, material handling and any project that requires serial-to-Ethernet communication with DIN rail-based equipment installations.
For more information or to request an evaluation unit, contact sales@comtrol.com or 763.957.6000

Distribution Center Enabled Via Modbus Communication

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Distribution Center Communication

With the continued growth of online shopping, one large online retailer was interested in improving their operations within their distribution center locations. This online retailer turned to Comtrol when they learned of the DeviceMaster UP’s ability to support Master-to-Master communication. Traditionally, Modbus communication takes place between a master and a slave; the master gives out the command, and the slave answers back with the necessary information: weight, size, temperature, etc. Although many industry experts believed Master-to-Master communication wasn’t possible, Comtrol has discovered a way!

Distribution Center Communication

Through the purchase of Comtrol’s DeviceMaster UP 2-Port 1E Modbus, the DeviceMasters support multiple functions within the distribution center, including a scanning, labeling, and printing process. Orders are weighed before they receive their appropriate shipping label, and to ensure accuracy, the DeviceMasters communicate with one another sending information regarding the size, weight, contents, etc. to ensure the package is receiving the correct shipping label.

Impressed with the improvements in their distribution center, the large integration project was given the go ahead and is now being implemented in additional warehouses in Europe, North America, and Canada.

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DeviceMaster Enables Legacy Devices for Pizza Chain

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DeviceMaster RTS 16-Port RJ45

To accommodate for the legacy serial connections used in a large pizza chain, Comtrol’s DeviceMaster RTS 16-Port RJ45 connected the device to the cash registers, receipt printers, terminals, ovens, and box label printers. DeviceMasterEthernet was then used to connect it to the company’s specialized Linux server. Both the DeviceMaster and Linux server are interrelated as one sends out a command while the other retrieves the necessary information; without proper connection, communication is not possible between these two devices.
Given that the pizza chain was using a customized Linux server, Comtrol’s industry leading Linux driver support was greatly utilized.  Comtrol’s technical support team worked inconjuction with the staff from the pizza company to ensure communication with the very specialized server.

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DeviceMaster RTS Simplifies Direct Monitoring and Control for Multiple Substations

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DeviceMaster RTS Simplifies Direct Monitoring and Control for Multiple Substations

Supplying electric services to over one million customers is no easy feat, but one U.S. energy company was able to do so thanks to Comtrol’s DeviceMaster RTS 16-port.

DeviceMaster RTS

DeviceMaster Simplifies Direct Monitoring and Control for Multiple Substations

Connecting the DeviceMaster RTS to relays and RTUs (remote terminal units) gave this company control over each substation by connecting numerous devices, and gaining real-time monitoring access and control over data from each station. The information that is collected by the DeviceMaster is communicated directly to the central station by Ethernet.

The DeviceMaster family of serial device servers enables browser-based remote port/device monitoring and configuration. Available in a variety of port sizes,
DeviceMaster can simplify maintenance, reduce cost-of-ownership, and translate savings and efficiencies to your company’s bottom line!

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Industry Highlight: Government

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Government and Military

The government is increasingly implementing new projects and military-based operations, especially as advances in technology continue. Several of Comtrol’s products have been beneficial to our government sectors.

Government and Military

Comtrol’s RocketLinx®industrial managed and Power over Ethernet switches have capabilities to provide power and essential networking connectivity to vital components of complex security networks. RocketLinx has supported and improved the training of military soldiers by enabling PoE Ethernet and fiber connections between IP cameras and the monitoring room.

Our DeviceMaster® device servers have facilitated multiple-location data transmission and complex sensor system coordination for military simulator training systems and unmanned vehicle (UMV) control designed for autonomous military operations.

Comtrol’s RocketPort® serial cards provide system expansion and connectivity in applications including military biological detection systems and peripheral device connectivity on board unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and Air Force One.

READ MORE about Comtrol devices in similar applications

 

DeviceMaster’s Security Features

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DeviceMaster’s Security

Recent data security breaches have put an emphasis on security. Customers of the medical, financial, and government industries have increasing worries that their confidential information may be stolen. Comtrol’s DeviceMaster RTS, PRO, and Serial Hubs enable secure data communication across connected serial devices.

DeviceMaster’s Security

Comtrol’s DeviceMaster family of products offer the enhanced security features of SSL and SSH encryption. With these additions, DeviceMaster is able to effectively serve an even greater range of roles, reliably enabling serial to Ethernet communications while protecting sensitive data.

For users with demanding security requirements, there are two options that the DeviceMaster can provide. The first involves a free software download from Comtrol’s website called Secure Port Redirector. This software creates COM ports that redirect data between the host application and DeviceMaster using encrypted SSL data streams. For the second option, DeviceMaster can itself be locked down, giving full control over communication ports to administrators only.

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Connecting the Medical Industry

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Medical Industry

Constantly changing as technology and regulations increase, the medical industry maintains strict quality demands. The cost and complexity of medical and FDA certifications, also add to the difficulty of ensuring equipment and procedures consistently meet standards. Comtrol provides reliable communication solutions while ensuring lasting product stability for medical manufacturers.

Medical Industry

DeviceMaster® device servers are used in a wide variety of communication and data collection applications, such as establishing the software bridge between medical facilities; patient rooms and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system server locations. For example, one medical management company has integrated Comtrol’s DeviceMaster RTS into their software program process, creating a seamless data transfer. This software program gives hospitals a cost-effective way to collect, store and synchronize data from a large list of medical devices.

Our RocketPort® serial cards and hubs provide essential connectivity between peripheral devices and equipment to ensure precision and reliability for medical processes, anywhere from eyeglass lens fitting to vital sign monitoring.

Comtrol’s connectivity solutions for the medical industry ensure that equipment and procedures meet the industry’s regulations and quality demands.

Comtrol in the Hospitality Industry

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Hospitality Industry

Quick and effective service is absolutely essential for a hotel to bring customers back again and again. Comtrol’s Ethernet switches, device servers, and serial cards provide reliable connectivity service to the hospitality industry. Numerous hotel companies have integrated Comtrol’s Rocketport multi-port serial cards, DeviceMaster, and Rocketport USB serial hub products when installing their corporate and property management software, and equipment like phone systems, keyless locks, on-site POS systems, and more.

Hospitality Industry

Whether device connections are serial, USB, wireless, Ethernet, or a combination of the three, Comtrol’s products provide excellent connectivity solutions. From the DeviceMaster serial servers to the RocketPort cards and hubs, and from the RocketLinx Ethernet and Power over Ethernet switches, the comprehensive product lines that Comtrol has to offer overcome even some of the most complex connectivity challenges.

Uploading Firmware via PortVision ® DX

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PortVision ® DX

PortVision ® DX is Comtrol Corporation’s management software included with all DeviceMasterIO-Link Master, and managed RocketLinx switch products. This free software allows you to configure network settings, upload firmware, manage and monitor Comtrol Ethernet-attached devices within one application. PortVision DX detects Comtrol Ethernet-attached devices, eliminating the complicated patchwork of separate drivers, web interfaces and proprietary software typically needed to deploy a network of industrial communication devices.

PortVision ® DX

 

  PortVision DX

The user guide provides information for the following topics:

  • Installing PortVision DX
  • Locating the latest installation and configuration documentation
  • User interface
  • Managing the view in PortVision DX
  • Network configuration
  • Uploading firmware
  • Using the Software Settings tab
  • Accessing configuration web pages
  • Using configuration files
  • Resetting to factory defaults
  • Using Telnet SSH sessions within PortVision DX
  • Accessing other applications from PortVision DX
  • Changing PortVision DX options
  • Logging events
  • Troubleshooting
  • Using the LED Tracker

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PortVision DX Application

 

 

 

Cable Box Testing with DeviceMaster

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DeviceMaster Serial Hubs

DeviceMaster Serial Hubs

A cable company was testing diagnostic ports on their cable boxes. These diagnostic ports connect a television to an external signal, and turn the signal into television content for your home television set. These diagnostic ports also activate if there is a problem with the cable box, and diagnose problems if failure occurs.

DeviceMaster Serial PortsThe company needed a testing system that would ensure that their products were being tested accurately, and went to Comtrol. Comtrol recommended their DeviceMaster serial hub. Two DeviceMasters were installed to connect cable boxes to display monitors, letting the cable company run tests from various testing diagnostic ports.
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