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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




Worldwide Release: DeviceMaster LT16

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Comtrol DeviceMaster LT16

Comtrol Launches DeviceMaster LT16 – secure device server for serial to Ethernet device communication

DeviceMaster LT16MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — March 20, 2014— Comtrol Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial device connectivity products, today released the DeviceMaster LT16, a highly secure, compact device server for easy integration of serial communication devices into LAN, Internet, or cloud-based systems.

The DeviceMaster LT16 easily links serial communication devices into existing Ethernet networks for remote diagnostics, management, and data collection. With a low-profile design, 16 serial ports, and Windows and Linux driver software, it is ideal for network-enabling barcode scanners, weigh scales, card readers, and POS equipment.

For those with existing systems, the DeviceMaster LT16 utilizes serial port wiring compatible with widely deployed device server models from Digi International Inc. This compatibility makes the LT16 a cost-effective replacement for legacy systems while maintaining investment in existing cabling and infrastructure.

For compliance with new and evolving data security practices, the DeviceMaster LT16 includes the strongest security and encryption features to support deployment in government, financial, and point-of-sale applications where strict privacy and data standards are crucial.

“With security breaches recently topping the news, now more than ever, companies are looking to modernize their networks and serial communication systems,” said Comtrol Director of Product Management David Boldt, “The DeviceMaster LT16 delivers the latest networking and data security features needed to immediately bring systems up to speed.”

The DeviceMaster LT16 is available in two models for installations requiring AC power or direct DC power systems. It includes Microsoft® certified driver software supporting the latest Windows operating systems and TTY drivers for popular Linux distributions. Comprehensive PortVision® DX network management software is included with each product for configuration, monitoring, and remote management within any network size.

About Comtrol Corporation

For more than 30 years, Comtrol Corporation has been a manufacturer and provider of quality networking and industrial data communication products, specializing in industrial Ethernet and device connectivity. With representation across North America, EMEA, Asia and Latin America, Comtrol sells RocketLinx® industrial grade Ethernet and Power over Ethernet switches, DeviceMaster® Ethernet device servers and gateways and RocketPort® multiport serial cards through distributors, resellers and integrators worldwide. Providing exceptional product and technical support, Comtrol establishes solutions for a wide range of security, energy, industrial automation and traffic and transportation applications. For more information, contact Comtrol Corporation at 800‐926‐6876 or visit

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A Technical Support FAQ: DeviceMaster® and PortVision® DX Configuration

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PortVision DX Question:

Why doesn’t PortVision DX (Comtrol’s management software) see my DeviceMaster?

PortVision DX


The most common reason is that a firewall or router is not configured to allow use of the port (or socket) numbers needed.

To get from the PC with the DeviceMaster driver or PortVision DX, to the DeviceMaster itself when firewalls or routers separate the two units you will have to open some sockets on the firewall or routers and allow or ‘forward’ packets in both directions.

At a minimum, you will want ports 4606 and 4607 opened. In most cases you will already have ports 80 for http (web browsers) and port 23 for telnet open. If not, I would recommend that these ports also be configured in the firewalls, and or, routers.

Once the 2 minimum ports are configured, PortVision DX and the driver will be able to communicate with the DeviceMaster and all will be well.

For instructions on opening these ports, in either Microsoft’s firewall or Symantec’s firewall, contact our support team at 763.957.6000.

Worldwide Release: PortVision® DX Advanced Management Software

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PortVision DX

PortVision DX

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – May 22, 2013

Comtrol Corporation, today announced the release of PortVision DX management software for its RocketLinx and DeviceMaster lines of industrial communications products.  The new software, building on the success of PortVision Plus, includes a number of feature enhancements an the addition of full support for the RocketLinx industrial Ethernet switch product line. 

Released with support for all current Microsoft operating systems including Windows 8, PortVision® DX enables one to remotely discover, configure, monitor, and manage Comtrol’s RocketLinx and DeviceMaster products from a single application.  A detailed GUI interface, customizable notes, interactive help, basic and advanced network settings, and easy user guide access are all features which enable administrators using PortVision DX to simplify installation and management of a single switch or a large network deployment.

“The release of PortVision DX to facilitate installation, management, and monitoring of DeviceMaster and RocketLinx products from within a single application is just the latest element to distinguish Comtrol’s serial and networking communication products,” states David Boldt, Comtrol Director of Product Management, “With PortVision DX, Comtrol has eliminated the complicated patchwork of separate drivers  web interfaces, and proprietary software typically needed to deploy a network of industrial communications devices.”

PortVision® DX management software is a free download for all new and existing users of Comtrol RocketLinx and DeviceMaster products.  For more information and a download link, please visit



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