For more detailed information, please download the datasheet below.

iDS6P-S Datasheets

iDS6P-S User Manuals

iDS6P-S Drawings

Firmware version

Version: V0.3 | Release Date: 11/14/2017

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.

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Industrial 4 Port RS422/485 to 2 Port Ethernet Serial Device Server with PoE


Industrial 4 Port RS422/485 to 2 Port Ethernet Serial Device Server with PoE

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.

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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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