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RS-232/422/485

Multi-InterfaceIndustrial

Ethernet Serial Servers

Models: ESR901, ESR902, ESR904

Manual Documentation Number: ESR90x-0508m

B&B Electronics Mfg Co Inc – 707 Dayton Rd - Ottawa IL 61350 - Ph 815-433-5100- Fax815-433-5104www.bb-elec.com

B&B Electronics Ltd – Westlink Commercial Park – Oranmore, Galway, Ireland – Ph +353 91-792444– Fax +35391-792445www.bb-europe.com

International Headquarters

B&B Electronics Mfg. Co. Inc.

707 Dayton Road

Ottawa, IL 61350 USA

Phone (815)433-5100--General Fax (815)433-5105

Website: www.bb-elec.com

Sales e-mail:orders@bb-elec.com --Fax (815)433-5109

Technical Support e-mail:support@bb.elec.com --Fax (815)433-5104

European Headquarters

B&B Electronics Ltd.

Westlink Commercial Park

Oranmore, Co. Galway, Ireland

Phone +35391-792444--Fax +35391-792445

Website: www.bb-europe.com

Sales e-mail: sales@bb-europe.com

Technical Support e-mail: support@bb-europe.com

© B&B Electronics – January 2008

Manual Documentation Number: ESR90x-0508m

B&B Electronics Mfg Co Inc – 707 Dayton Rd - Ottawa IL 61350 - Ph 815-433-5100- Fax815-433-5104www.bb-elec.com

B&B Electronics Ltd – Westlink Commercial Park – Oranmore, Galway, Ireland – Ph +353 91-792444– Fax +35391-792445www.bb-europe.com

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Manual Documentation Number: ESR90x-0508m

B&B Electronics Mfg Co Inc – 707 Dayton Rd - Ottawa IL 61350 - Ph 815-433-5100- Fax815-433-5104www.bb-elec.com

B&B Electronics Ltd – Westlink Commercial Park – Oranmore, Galway, Ireland – Ph +353 91-792444– Fax +35391-792445www.bb-europe.com

Table of Contents

 

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION..............................................................................

 

1

FEATURES..................................................................................................................

 

1

COMMUNICATION MODES .........................................................................................

 

3

Direct IP Mode .....................................................................................................

 

3

Virtual COM Mode ...............................................................................................

 

3

Paired Mode .........................................................................................................

 

3

Heart Beat.............................................................................................................

 

4

SERIAL SERVER QUICK START GUIDE .......................................................................

 

5

Hardware Setup ....................................................................................................

 

5

Software Installation.............................................................................................

 

5

Serial Server Configuration ..................................................................................

 

6

Install Virtual COM Ports on PC..........................................................................

 

7

Check Communications ........................................................................................

 

7

CHAPTER 2: MAKING THE HARDWARE CONNECTIONS ...........................

9

PACKAGE CHECKLIST ................................................................................................

 

9

ESR90X INDICATORS, SWITCHES AND CONNECTORS ..............................................

 

10

Indicators............................................................................................................

 

10

Switches ..............................................................................................................

 

10

Connectors ..........................................................................................................

 

10

SERIAL SERVER/PORT OPERATIONAL MODES .........................................................

 

11

Default Mode ......................................................................................................

 

12

Console Mode .....................................................................................................

 

12

Upgrade Mode ....................................................................................................

 

12

RS-232Mode.......................................................................................................

 

12

RS-422Mode.......................................................................................................

 

13

RS-485HMode....................................................................................................

 

13

RS-485FMode ....................................................................................................

 

13

RS-485Receiver Biasing.....................................................................................

 

13

CHAPTER 3: INSTALLING THE VLINX SOFTWARE....................................

19

SOFTWARE INSTALLATION.......................................................................................

 

19

Automatic Installation.........................................................................................

 

19

Manual Installation.............................................................................................

 

19

Updating an Existing Installation .......................................................................

 

21

Opening the ESP Manager .................................................................................

 

22

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CHAPTER 4: USING ESP MANAGER.................................................................

 

23

 

HARDWARE SETUP ..................................................................................................

 

23

 

SOFTWARE SETUP....................................................................................................

 

24

 

SOFTWARE OVERVIEW ............................................................................................

 

25

 

Menus..................................................................................................................

 

25

 

Server Icons Pane ...............................................................................................

 

27

 

Serial Server / Virtual COM Lists.......................................................................

 

27

 

Status Bar............................................................................................................

 

28

 

SEARCH FOR SERVERS .............................................................................................

 

28

 

CONFIGURE SERVER PROPERTIES ............................................................................

 

29

CHAPTER 5: CONFIGURING THE SERIAL SERVER PROPERTIES..........

31

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVER PROPERTIES ..............................................................

 

32

 

Server Name........................................................................................................

 

32

 

Serial Number .....................................................................................................

 

32

 

Password.............................................................................................................

 

32

 

DHCP .................................................................................................................

 

32

 

IP Address...........................................................................................................

 

33

 

Netmask...............................................................................................................

 

34

 

Gateway ..............................................................................................................

 

34

 

MAC Address ......................................................................................................

 

34

 

Version & Date ...................................................................................................

 

34

 

Link Status...........................................................................................................

 

34

 

Server Serial Port ...............................................................................................

 

34

 

Baud Rate............................................................................................................

 

34

 

Data/Parity/Stop .................................................................................................

 

34

 

Flow Control.......................................................................................................

 

35

 

TCP/UDP Protocol.............................................................................................

 

35

 

Serial Timeout.....................................................................................................

 

36

 

TCP Alive Timeout..............................................................................................

 

36

 

Connection Mode................................................................................................

 

36

 

Delimiter HEX 1 and Delimiter HEX 2...............................................................

 

36

 

Force Transmit....................................................................................................

 

37

 

Port Status...........................................................................................................

 

37

 

TCP/UDP Port....................................................................................................

 

37

 

Serial Port Mode.................................................................................................

 

37

 

Connection At .....................................................................................................

 

38

 

Max Connection..................................................................................................

 

38

 

Remote IP Address..............................................................................................

 

38

 

Update/Save ........................................................................................................

 

39

CHAPTER 6: INSTALLING VIRTUAL COM PORTS ......................................

41

 

VIRTUAL COM PORT INSTALLATION ......................................................................

 

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MATCHING THESERIALSERVER ANDVIRTUALCOM PORTSETTINGS...................

44

CHAPTER 7: REMOVING VIRTUAL COM PORTS.........................................

47

REMOVING THE VIRTUAL COMPORT WITH ESP MANAGER ...................................

47

REMOVING THEVIRTUALCOM PORT USINGDEVICEMANAGER............................

48

CHAPTER 8: UPGRADING THE SERIAL SERVER FIRMWARE.................

51

DOWNLOADING THE FIRMWARE ..............................................................................

 

51

UPGRADING VIA ESP MANAGER.............................................................................

 

51

Preparing the Software .......................................................................................

 

51

Upgrading the Firmware ....................................................................................

 

52

CHAPTER 9: USING CONSOLE MODE .............................................................

 

53

CONSOLE MODE SETUP ...........................................................................................

 

53

Navigating the Configuration Menus..................................................................

 

54

Using a Password ...............................................................................................

 

55

CHAPTER 10: USING THE WEB SERVER ........................................................

 

57

SETTING SERVER PROPERTIES .................................................................................

 

57

CHAPTER 11: USING TELNET............................................................................

 

61

CONFIGURATION USING TELNET .............................................................................

 

61

Navigating the Configuration Menu ...................................................................

 

63

CHAPTER 12: ESR90X TECHNICAL DATA......................................................

 

65

APPENDIX A: RS-232CONNECTIONS...............................................................

 

70

SERIAL SERVER DB-9PIN-OUTS IN RS-232MODE..................................................

 

70

ESR901 TERMINALBLOCKPIN-OUTINRS-232 MODE

...........................................

71

APPENDIX B: RS-422/485CONNECTIONS........................................................

 

72

ESR90X DB-9PIN-OUT IN RS-422MODE ...............................................................

 

72

ESR901 TERMINALBLOCKPIN-OUTINRS-422 MODE

...........................................

73

APPENDIX C: RS-485CONNECTIONS...............................................................

 

74

ESR90X DB-9PIN-OUT IN RS-485H(TWO-WIRE,HALF DUPLEX) MODE.................

74

ESR90X DB-9PIN-OUT IN RS-485F(FOUR-WIRE,FULL DUPLEX) MODE ................

75

ESR901 TERMINALBLOCKPIN-OUTINRS-485F (FOUR-WIRE, FULL DUPLEX) MODE

................................................................................................................................

 

76

APPENDIX D: NETWORK CONNECTIONS......................................................

 

77

STANDARD ETHERNET CABLE RJ-45PIN-OUT.........................................................

 

77

CROSSOVER ETHERNET CABLE RJ-45PIN-OUT .......................................................

 

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