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ConnectPort TS 8/16 Terminal Server

Terminal Servers with Dual IPv4/IPv6 Stack

  • Dual IPv4/IPv6 stack
  • 8 or 16 serial ports with Tx/Rx LEDs
  • Patented RealPort® technology for COM/TTY port control/ management
  • SSL/TLS and SSHv2 for added security
  • Easy configuration and management through web browser or CLI
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ConnectPort® TS 8/16 serial servers provide secure, easy EIA 232 or EIA 232/422/485 serial-to-Ethernet integration of virtually any device into wired Ethernet networks. They are ideal for use in a wide variety of demanding applications such as automation, robotics control, centralized device monitoring and management, data acquisition, and point -of-sale applications requiring COM/TTY ports, serial tunnelling or TCP/UDP functionality.

Enhanced access control, management and configuration capabilities support key security requirements for critical infrastructure and distributed systems. The built-in Python environment enables application development and customization at the device level, including full device connection control, data manipulation and event based actions.

Efficient configuration and management of the ConnectPort TS 8/16 is available through an integrated and secure web user interface as well as a powerful Command Line Interface option. SNMPv2 support provides simple device integration into centralized network management systems.

The ConnectPort TS implements Digi’s patented RealPort COM port redirection software which provides local serial port functionality. The ConnectPort supports both host-initiated and device-initiated RealPort connection modes. SSH, SSL, TCP and UDP connectivity are also supported to each port.

Management of the device is possible through Digi Remote Manager, web services, CLI and SNMP connectivity with mass configuration and customization tools available to pre- configure devices prior to deployment. The ConnectPort TS also supports USB connectivity for data logging or configuration loading.

Platform ConnectPort TS 8
ConnectPort TS 8 MEI
ConnectPort TS 16
ConnectPort TS 16 MEI
Management HTTP/HTTPS, SSH or Telnet; Optional secure enterprise management via Digi Remote Manager
Protocols IPv4/IPv6, UDP/TCP, DHCP, Extended Telnet RFC 2217, Telnet, Reverse Telnet, SSH direct to serial port, Modbus/TCP to Modbus protocol conversion support
Software Patented RealPort COM port redirector (server initiated or device initiated); RFC 2217; Python support
Status LEDs Serial: Tx/Rx; Ethernet: Link/Activity, Diagnostic
Dimensions (L x W x H) 4.15 in x 7.7 in x 1.3 in (10.5 cm x 19.6 cm x 3.3 cm) 17 in x 6.95 in x 1.62 in (43.18 cm x 17.65 cm x 4.1 cm)  (19" rack mountable, includes kit)
Weight 4.1 lb (1.86 kg) 5 lb (2.3 kg)
Security HTTPS, SSL, SSL/TLS, SSHv2, FIPS 197, SNMPv2, PPP
Ports 8 RS 232 serial ports
MEI version: 8 RS 232/422/485 serial ports (software selectable)
16 RS 232 serial ports
MEI version: 16 RS 232/422/485 serial ports (software selectable)
Throughput Up to 230 Kbps per port
Signal Support TXD, RXD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, RI
Physical Layer 10/100 Base-T
Data Rate 10/100 Mbps
Mode Full or Half duplex
Ports 2 ports @ .5A max per port
Power Input 9-30 VDC @ .8A max AC: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 0.4A
DC: 36-72VDC .700A (MAX)
Power Supply 12 VDC power supply for 0° C to 60° C (32° F to 140° F) with locking barrel connector included; Extended temperature power supply available AC: Internal power supply, 100 to 250 VAC, 50-60 Hz
DC: Internal power supply, 32-72 VDC
Power Consumption Typical: 6W (500 mA @ 12 VDC) Max: 12W (1A @ 12 VDC) Typical: 8W; Max: 15W
Product Surge Protection (ESD) 4 kV burst (EFT) per EN61000-4-4; 2 kV surge transient per EN61000-4-5 1 kV burst (EFT) per EN61000-4-4; 2 kV surge transient per EN61000-4-5
Operating Temperature 0° C to 60° C (32° F to 140° F) 0° C to 55° C (32° F to 131° F)
Storage Temperature -35° C to 85° C (-31° F to 185° F)
Relative Humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Ethernet Isolation 1500VAC min per IEEE 802.3/ABSU X 3.263
Serial Port Protection (ESD) 15 Kv human body model
Safety UL60950-1, EN/IEC 60950-1, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950, CUL60950-1-03
Emissions/Immunity FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A, EN55024, EN55022, AS/NZS CISPR 22, EN61000-3-2 ,3





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