NPort 5100 series device servers are designed to make serial devices network-ready in an instant. The small size of the servers makes them ideal for connecting devices such as card readers and payment terminals to an IP-based Ethernet LAN.
Use the NPort 5100 series device servers to give your PC software direct access to serial devices from anywhere on the network.
Using serial device servers to connect legacy serial devices to Ethernet is now commonplace, and users expect device servers to be cost effective and to provide a broad selection of useful functions.
The NPort® 5100 device servers can be configured for TCP Server,TCP Client, UDP Server/Client, Pair Connection, or Ethernet Modem mode, ensuring compatibility with software based on a standard network API (e.g., Winsock or BSD Sockets).
NPort® 5100 device servers support SNMP, which can be used to monitor all units over Ethernet. Each unit can be configured to send trap messages automatically to the SNMP manager when user-defined errors are encountered.