A Device Server connects devices with a USB, RS232, RS422, or RS485 serial interface to a local area network for transmission of serial data over Ethernet. With a physical wired Ethernet network connection on one side, and one or more serial ports on the other side, Device Servers enable network access to attached devices as if they were locally connected to the serial port. Device servers make it easy to put electronic equipment on an Ethernet network making M2M communication possible in a wide variety of applications by enabling client access independent of any operating system or proprietary protocol. While some device servers can be very simple devices, it is best practice to use a device server with advanced security functionality, data encryption, and user authentication to ensure network data transmissions, and access to network equipment, is protected.
A Perle IOLAN Device Server is perfect for Engineers and Project Managers that require a high performance, IPv6 compatible, Serial to Ethernet solution. With innovative TrueSerial® Technology, Perle IOLAN Device Servers are the only products to guarantee authentic serial communications and maintain device protocol integrity across Ethernet. These advanced serial to Ethernet solutions are your best choice for networking async devices such as POS terminals, PBX's, card readers, and a wide variety of industrial equipment to TCP/IP Ethernet.
Perle Device Servers are made from certified components with high MTBF rates that can withstand the harshest environments. An open source platform and enterprise grade security ensures you have the best value in one box. In addition, we provide the best-in-class Lifetime Warranty.
Perle Secure Device Servers support all AAA security services used in corporate networks, including TACACS+, RADIUS, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS and RSA. And, to further protect ID’s and passwords from someone ‘snooping’ on the network, SSH/SSL, IPSec VPN, SNMPv3, Telnet and HTTPS secure management sessions are supported.
Perle has been providing reliable device connectivity solutions since 1976. That’s over 40 years of experience that businesses around the globe have come to trust to deliver superior connectivity technology for mission critical applications. If network uptime is vitally important to your success, choose quality products. Choose Perle.
Perle's built-in Clustering Software centralizes all your network and IT infrastructure into a single application and provides secure reliable access and visibility during normal operations and critical network failures.
If you need a technical consultation (by phone or email) to help you choose the best Device Server for your application, Perle is easy to reach and has technical engineers you can talk to. We have sales and technical support staff around the globe to support you when you need it.
Perle Device Servers are compatible with Cisco switches, routers, and firewallls. Straight cabling to Cisco devices saves time and money during install.