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EtherLite®

Network Serial Concentrators

  • Product is not recommended for new designs.
  • Multiplexes all serial ports into a single TCP/IP session
  • Basic, low-cost serial servers
  • Network serial concentrators with 2, 8, 16 or 32 ports
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The EtherLite family of network serial concentrators adds serial ports to an Ethernet network, eliminating the installation of serial adapters inside servers. It offers easy installation and network efficiency and control at a low price per port. Available in two- to 32-port models, the EtherLite can be used in numerous applications including retail/POS, process control, data collection and console management of clusters, routers, hubs, switches, PBXs and other networking devices with console ports.

A single TCP/IP session services the traffic from all ports, unlike the conventional one-session-per-port method. This means less overhead at the host and less traffi c on the Ethernet. With Digi’s patented RealPort® drivers, the EtherLite ports appear as local TTY ports under UNIX® and as native COM ports under Microsoft® Windows®. These locally administered ports allow full control of serial ports.

Available in two- to 32-port models, the EtherLite can be used in numerous applications including retail/POS, process control, data collection and console management of clusters, routers, hubs, switches, PBXs and other networking devices with console ports.

Specifications EtherLite 2 EtherLite 80 EtherLite 160, EtherLite 162 EtherLite 32
Features
Management DHCP
Software Patented RealPort COM port redirector for COM/TTY ports for Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX® and Linux®
Status LEDs Link, Power
Dimensions
(L x W x D)
6.3 in x 1.2 in x 3.8 in (16.0 cm x 2.9 cm x 9.5 cm) 11.5 in x 1.2 in x 5.4 in (29.3 cm x 2.9 cm x 13.8 cm) 11.5 in x 1.2 in x 5.4 in (29.3 cm x 2.9 cm x 13.8 cm) 15.1 in x 1.8 in x 7.6 in (38.4 cm x 4.5 cm x 19.2 cm)
Weight 0.5 lb (0.2 kg) 3.1 lb (1.4 kg) 3.1 lb (1.4 kg) 5.8 lb (2.6 kg)
Operating Systems AIX, HP-UX, Linux®, SCO® OpenServer™ 5, SCO® OpenServer™ 6, Solaris™ Intel, Solaris™ SPARC, Windows® XP, Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Vista®
Other Multiplexes all serial ports into a single TCP/IP session, minimizing Ethernet traffic; Auto-detection of either 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps Ethernet (EtherLite 80, 160 and 162 models); Field upgradeable; Supports DHCP for easy IP address configuration
Interfaces
Serial
Ports 2 RS-232 8 RS-232 16 RS-232 (RS-232/422 switchable model options) 32 RS-232
Connectors RS-232, RJ-45F with built-in transient voltage suppression
Throughput Up to 115 Kbps on all ports simulataneously Supports up to 115 Kbps on all ports, but not simulataneously
Signal Support TXD, RXD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR and DCD
Ethernet
Ports 10 Mbps 10Base-T; Full or Half duplex 10/100 Mbps 10/100Base T; Full or Half duplex 10/100 Mbps 10/100Base T; Full or Half duplex 10 Mbps 10Base-T; Full or Half duplex
Processor & Memory
CPU 40 MHz 80C186 embedded microcontroller
SRAM 512 K at zero wait states
EPROM 128 K flash at zero wait states
Power Requirements
Power Input External, 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz External, 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz AC models: External, 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz DC model: Internal, 36-72 VDC Internal, 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 15 W typical, 20 W max 20 W typical, 25 W max
Environmental
Operating Temperature 10° C to 40° C (50° F to 104° F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 90% (non-condensing)
Ethernet Isolation 1500 VAC min per IEEE802.3/ANSI X3.263
Serial Port Protection (ESD) +15 kV human body model
Approvals
Safety  UL 1950; EN 60950
Emissions/Immunity FCC Class A; EN55022; Class A or B; EN55024; EN61000-3-2,3; EN50082-1,2
 

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EtherLite 80 - Front
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EtherLite 160 - Front
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