[time-nuts] rs-422 rs-232 to fast ethernet converter

Graham planophore at aei.ca
Sun Nov 23 13:59:41 EST 2014

Thanks Didier,

Good suggestions and I have been considering something similar.

cheers, Graham ve3gtc

On 2014-11-23 13:26, Didier Juges wrote:
> Graham,
> There are a number of WiFi to serial modules like the one I use on my Thunderbolt monitor: The Microchip WiFly RN-XV-171. Once configured (typically using a PC), they will present a TCPIP port (TCP or UDP) from which you can get and send data directly to the serial port.
> Alternately, you can use Digi XBee modules that work like wireless RS232 isolators. I use the XSC Pro 900 MHz for a number of projects, including data loggers that are out of WiFi range. You can get well over a mile in open space with those. They are limited to 19200 bauds at the most.
> Didier KO4BB
> On November 22, 2014 4:47:15 PM CST, Graham <planophore at aei.ca> wrote:
>> I have been contemplating how I will would like to interface to the
>> KS-23461 devices using rs-422.
>> One option is a rs-422 to USB cable. Seems easy enough.
>> But another option I keep stumbling across is a rs-422/rs-232 to fast
>> ethernet such as:
>> http://www.transition.com/TransitionNetworks/Products2/Family.aspx?Name=SDSFE3110-120
>> Frankly, I have no first hand knowledge or experience with these
>> devices. First glance suggests that it might just be what I want - easy
>> access to the KS-23461 ports through a connection to my local network
>> without having a PC of some sort close by.
>> So, any first hand experience with such devices? Good idea or bad?
>> cheers, Graham ve3gtc
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