B&B Electronics ESR901-902-904 User Manual

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Quick Start Guide

Vlinx Serial Servers

Models: ESP901/902/904

ESR901/902/904

ESP901/902/904

ESR901/902/904

Model

Switch 1

Switch 2

Switch 3

ESP901

Run/console

Run/console

Run/console

ESP902

Run/console

Run/console

Run/console

ESP904

None

None

None

ESR901

Run/console

TB or DB9

None

ESR902

Run/console

None

None

ESR904

Run/console

None

None

NOTE:

ESP01/902 must be ALL UP or ALL DOWN.

Documentation Number ESP90x ESR90x-0508qsg

Documentation Number ESP90x ESR90x-0508qsgPN7071-rev001

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Check Package Content

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESP901/902/904 or ESR901/902/904 unit

 

 

 

Printed version of this ESP90x/ESR90x Quick Start Guide

 

 

 

CD ROM containing software and a comprehensive manual

 

 

 

Ext power supply (ESP901/902/904 ONLY)

 

 

 

 

 

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Hardware Installation

 

 

 

 

Connect an Ethernet cable to the ESP/ESR

unit if

 

 

 

connecting to a switch or crossover direct to the PC.

 

 

 

 

 

Connect the power supply to the ESP/ESR unit and

 

 

 

apply power.

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Software Installation

 

 

 

 

Insert the software CD and it should autostart

into the

 

 

 

installation wizard.

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the on screen installation wizard to install the

 

 

 

Vlinx ESP Manager software.

 

 

 

Note: Be sure you have administrative rights & disable

 

 

 

firewalls Windows XP/Vista (see Section 8 also).

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Configure the ESP/ESR Unit

 

 

 

 

Click Start\Programs\B&B Electronics\Vlinx\ESP

 

 

 

 

Servers\Vlinx ESP Manager and it should auto-searchfor

 

 

 

 

 

attached ESP901/902/904 or ESR901/902/904 devices on

 

 

 

startup.

 

 

 

Note that the device must reside on the same subnet or

 

 

 

it won’t be seen by the Vlinx ESP Manager software for

 

 

 

first time discovery.

 

 

 

Use the Vlinx ESP Manager software to configure the

 

 

 

unit for network information, serial device configurations,

 

 

 

timeouts, etc (double-clickon your device in the list).

 

 

 

Alternative method is to set the dipswitches in console

 

 

 

mode and use Hyperterminal set at 9600 and 8-N-1.Use

 

 

 

the arrow and <enter> key to configure (requires null

 

 

 

modem/cross-overserial cable connected to Port 1). Be

 

 

 

sure to set dipswitches back to run mode when done. (Not

 

 

 

avail. on ESP904).

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6

7

8

VCOM Insttaallllaattiioonn

Click Start\Programs\B&B Electronics\Vlinx\Install Virtual COM

Search for all devices (must be in same subnet). Type specific IP address otherwise.

Select your device from list (double click on your device).

Follow the onscreen instructions and install to a COM number usually 5 or above to limit interference with existing real COM ports.

Use Hyperterminal to verify you can open your VCOM created.

Serial Devicee IInnssttaallllaattiioonn

Connect the serial device to the unit using the correct cabling:

Straight through serial cable for DCE serial device

Null modem (crossover) serial cable for DTE serial device

LED Status

LED

STATUS

Function

Power

Solid

Power apply

Red

 

 

LINK

Yellow

10BaseT

Yellow or

Green

100BaseT

Green

Blinking

Network data activity

READY

Blinking

Ready/normal

Green

Solid

Bootup/reset/malfunction

Serial (if avail.)

OFF

Port not opened

Green

Solid

Port opened

 

Blinking

TX or TX/RX serial data activity

Serial (if avail.)

OFF

Port not opened

Red

Solid

Port opened

 

Blinking

RX serial data activity

Ports To Opeenn iinn FFiirreewwaallll

Ports

Function

5300

Heartbeat & configuration setting in TCP

 

mode (i.e. pair tunneling mode)

8888

Vlinx update

8889

Configuration setting in UDP mode

8890

Vlinx monitor

4000/1/2/3

VCOM

Default password = <blank>

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