Overcoming the Necessary Evil of Serial Device Networks
With more than 15 years of serial to Ethernet experience, we understand upgrading your legacy serial devices and connect them to Ethernet network can be a long and arduous undertaking. First, with the prevalence of IP-based technology in the last 20 to 30 years, most junior software engineers freshly out of school today are not familiar with the legacy RS-232/422/485 based serial technology.
Second, even for senior engineers who have sufficient knowledge of serial networking, it is still very time-consuming to determine the many serial port parameters such as the baudrate a serial port uses. This usually means that engineers have to try different baudrates manually on the receiving devices until they identify the right settings.
Many older serial devices lack the option to reconfigure baudrates, data formats, and handshaking in a legacy system. Moxa TCF-142 series serial-to-fiber converters include auto baudrate detection function to provide plug-and-play connectivity with many legacy serial devices.