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The BF-430 is a low cost industrial Single port RS232 or RS485 serial device server that can make your industrial serial devices to be IP / Ethernet network enabled. The BF-430 is easy to configure using a simple Web page configuration page. The terminal block on the BF-430 is used for power connection and/or RS485 operation. The RS232 connection is a standard DB9 male. Supplied with Virtual Serial Port software to seemlesly add Serial ports to your LAN.
The BP-430 is a single port Serial to Ethernet converter that can network-enable your serial devices, such as weigh scales, PLCs, Data acquisition systems, point of sale, bar code scanners, access control systems, gas meters, printers - anything!Connect it to your network via a standard RJ45 connector, set-up its' IP address and TCP port number and you are away. With the supplied Virtual Com port software you can simply communicate with your serial device as if it were connected to the back of your PC. Programmers can communicate directly with the BF-430 using standard TCP/IP protocols simply pointing to its IP address and TCP Port..
A pair of BF-430's can be set up in Client-Server mode where they will send serial data between each other without any PC intervention.
Virtual Serial Port Utility
VCOM is a COM port redirection software application for Windows PC platforms. Its function is to re-direct customer application data destined for a local serial (COM) port on a PC. Rather than going out the local port, the data is transmitted across the Ethernet network using TCP/IP. The BF-430 attached to the network receives the data and presents it on its serial port. Conversely, data into the serial port of the BF-430 is sent back to the customer application via the network to the VCOM software. The VCOM software then presents the data to the customer application as if it were from a local serial COM port.
One of the main objectives of the VCOM software is to eliminate the need for a customer to modify their application. If the application knows how to connect to a local serial port, it can by default talk to a remote serial port on a device server using the VCOM software. No understanding of how to develop networking software is required.
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