iDS6P-S is an industrial device server with 4 isolated RS422/485 serial ports and 2 redundant Ethernet local area network (LAN) ports for converting signals between serial and Ethernet networks. To ensure integrity and security of critical data, the iDS6P-S offers many powerful redundancy features. The most important feature of iDS6P-S is providing protection against failure of an Ethernet LAN port, by automatically switching to another LAN port within 10 ms and ensuring delivery via an alternative path.
iDS6P-S also supports an Ethernet switch mode (RS 485) allowing users to daisy chain serial servers reducing the usage of Ethernet switch ports. Another redundancy feature in the iDS6P-S is the simultaneous transfer of data of up to five host PC’s. This feature ensures that critical data is sent via alternative Ethernet paths and to multiple host PC’s ensuring that data is not compromised by the Ethernet connection or potential host PC failure.
With Network Address Translation (NAT) pass through functionality, users are able to manage the iDS6P-S inside or outside the NAT router, making it easy for different IP domain users to use the iDS6P-S. The secondary Ethernet port supports PoE (IEEE 802.3af) allowing the device to be powered via the Ethernet cable instead of a separate power supply.