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PortServer® TS MEI

RS-232/422/485 Switch Selectable Expansion for Asynchronous Connectivity

  • RS-232/422/485 switch selectable serial ports
  • 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16 serial ports
  • Serial port expansion for manufacturing floor, gas pump, Industrial Automation
  • RealPort® with encryption provides SSL-based protection
  • SSHv2 for encrypted connections
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PortServer TS MEI (Multi-Electrical Interface) serial servers offer RS-232/422/485 serial port expansion, making it easy to connect any serial device to your network. Available in one-, two-, four-, eight- or 16-port models, these serial servers combine the inherent benefits of data networking with proven asynchronous connectivity. They deliver powerful, yet simple Ethernet connectivity for all your serial devices.

PortServer TS MEI device servers deliver universal and powerful features including data security via SSHv2, port buffering, and full SNMP management, making them ideal for serial port expansion application including manufacturing floor, gas pumps and industrial automation, where device management and monitoring are critical.

All Digi device servers include Digi’s patented RealPort® COM port redirector technology, which makes it possible to establish a connection between the host and networked serial device by creating a local COM or TTY port on the host computer, allowing existing software applications to work without modification.

Please scroll down for 8- and 16-port model specs.
Specifications PortServer TS 1 MEI PortServer TS 2 MEI PortServer TS 4 MEI
Features
Management HTTP/HTTPS, CLI, SNMP (read/write), Digi Port Authority - Remote management diagnostics and auto-discovery tool
Protocols UDP/TCP, DHCP/RARP/ARP-Ping for IP Address assignment, Extended Telnet RFC 2217, Telnet, PPP Reverse Telnet, Modbus to Modbus/TCP protocol conversion support, Reverse SSH
Software Patented RealPort COM port redirector for COM/TTY ports for Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX® and Linux®
Status LEDs Link, Activity, Power, Status
Dimensions
(L x W x D)
5.25 in x 3.33 in x 0.95 in (13.34 cm x 8.46 cm x 2.42 cm)
Weight 2.25 oz (64.00 g)
Security SSHv2, SSL/TLS
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®, Windows 7
Note: TCP/UPD Socket Services are operating system independent
Other Full modem and hardware flow control, Modem emulation, Port buffering, RJ-45/DB-9F crossover adapter included for optional serial configuration
Interfaces
Serial
Ports 1 RS-232/422/485 RJ-45 (switch-selectable); Up to 230 Kbps throughput; Signal support for TXD, RXD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD 2 RS-232/422/485 RJ-45 (switch-selectable); Up to 230 Kbps throughput; Signal support for TXD, RXD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD 4 RS-232/422/485 RJ-45 (switch-selectable); Up to 230 Kbps throughput; Signal support for TXD, RXD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD
Ethernet
Ports 1 RJ-45 10/100 Mbps 10/100Base-T (auto-sensing); Full or half duplex
Power Requirements
Power Input 9-30 VDC with locking barrel power connector
Power Supply (Included) North America: 12VDC/.5A max out; 120VAC in (wall mount); International: 12VDC/.5A max out; 100-240VAC in (small brick)
Power Supply 12 VDC extended temperature power supply sold separately
Power Consumption Typical: 4 W; Max: 6 W
Surge Protection 4 kV burst (EFT) per EN61000-4-4, 2 kV surge per EN61000-4-5
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0° C to +60° C (32° F to 140° F)
Storage Temperature -40° C to +85° C (-40° F to +185° F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Ethernet Isolation 1500 VAC min per IEEE802.3/ANSI X3.263
Serial Port Protection (ESD) +15 kV air 6 AP and +8 kV contact discharge per IEC 100-4-2
Regulatory Approvals
Safety UL/CUL 60950, IEC 60950 & CB
Emissions/Immunity CE, FCC Part 15 (Class A), EN55024, EN55022 Class A, AS/NZS 3548, CISPR 22, VCCI V-3/99.05
 

PortServer TS MEI - Front

PortServer TS MEI - Back

Specifications PortServer TS 8 MEI PortServer TS 16 MEI
Features
Management HTTP/HTTPS, CLI, Digi Port Authority-Remote management diagnostics and auto-discovery tool
Protocols UDP/TCP, DHCP/RARP/ARP-Ping for IP Address assignment, PPP (PAP & CHAP), Extended Telnet RFC 2217, Telnet, Reverse Telnet, R-login, Auto-connect
Security SNMP (read/write), SSHv2, RADIUS, Line Printer Daemon (LPD)
Software Device-initiated patented RealPort® COM port redirector
Status LEDs Link, Power
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®, Windows 7
Dimensions
(L x W x D)
 16.80 in x 6.60 in x 1.60 in
(42.70 cm x 16.76 cm x 4.06 cm)
Weight 7.05 lb (3.20 kg)
Interfaces
Serial
Ports  8 RS-232/422/485 RJ-45 (software-selectable) 16 RS-232/422/485 RJ-45 (software-selectable)
Throughput Up to 230 Kbps
Signal Support TXD, RXD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR and DCD
Ethernet
Ports 10/100Base-T 10/100 Mbps; Full or half duplex
Power Requirements
Power Input Internal, 100-250VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 6 W typical 12 W typical
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0° C to 55° C (32° F to 130° F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Serial Port Protection (ESD) +15 kV human body model
Approvals
Safety UL60950; CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950; EN60950
Emissions/Immunity FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Class A; EN55022, Class A; EN55024; EN61000-3-2,3

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