For more detailed information, please download the datasheet below.

iDS6 Datasheets

iDS6 User Manuals

iDS6 Drawings

Firmware version

Version: V1.00 | Release Date: 06/20/2013

To request an upgrade to the latest firmware version for your hardware, please click the link below to fill out our Technical Support contact form.

When requesting a firmware upgrade, please reference your product model number, serial number(s), and current firmware version.


Technical support
Industrial 4 Port RS232/422/485 to 2 Port Ethernet Serial Device Server


iDS6 is an industrial device server with 4 serial ports RS232/422/485 and 2 redundant Ethernet local area network (LAN) ports for converting signals between serial and Ethernet networks. The redundancy feature provides protection against failure of an Ethernet LAN port, by automatically switching to another LAN port within 10ms to guarantee delivery via an
alternative path.

iDS6 also supports an Ethernet switch mode (RS 485) allowing users to daisy chain several serial servers reducing the usage of Ethernet switch ports.

Another redundancy feature in the iDS6 is the simultaneous transfer of data of up to 5 host PCs. This feature ensures that critical data is sent via alternative Ethernet paths and to
multiple host PC’s ensuring data is not compromised by the Ethernet connections or potential host PC failure.

With Network Address Translation (NAT) pass through functionality, users are able to manage the iDS6 inside or outside the NAT router, making it easy for different IP domain users to use the device server.

Our synergies with industry-leading partners in OT provide enhanced security capabilities with Next-Generation Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, Intrusion Prevention Systems and Deep Packet Inspection.

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what our clients say

Thank you again for working with us to enable this functionality on a one‐off situation. Your willingness to develop a new version of the iDMS software just to support us is greatly appreciated and shows that iS5Com is willing and able to go above and beyond the status quo. Please extend our appreciated thanks to all of your team who assisted in this development.

Travis Phifer, Projects Manager

It was our pleasure to meet with you guys and get excellent information on your company and capabilities! I feel really confident that we'll have an excellent working relationship as we strive to use your products as our standard offering.

Patrick Avery, General Manager, Automation

We, NASMA TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC, Oman, have installed various models of iS5 Communications Inc. networking devices in our projects and are pleased with their performance and interoperability.

Naresh Pai, Regional Head, Telecom & Security

We had a chance to test the updated switches this morning. It’s a night and day difference. Performance is much better. We’re ready to head out to the field.

Andrew Spurgeon, Manager, Product Management

iS5 provides a solid, hardened product that meets my utilities needs for a very competitive price. Features such as 1000BaseT Ethernet, fiber optic uplink options, POE, secure protocols for administration, standards-based management and solid user interface provide excellent value for the money. So far, all the units have been working perfectly with no issues, some of them have been in place for over a year.

Rett D. Walters, Manager of Information Technology

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