Perle Systems Technical Notes
True COM port Operation
Backed with the experience of connecting hundreds
of thousands of different devices to Ethernet over the years, using a Perle
Device Server you can rest assured that virtually any device with a serial
COM port will operate in conjunction with your desired application exactly
as it did when you had it directly connected. If the unlikely event
occurs that the Perle Device Server does not enable this out of the box, Perle will make
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In most cases connecting devices with serial COM ports to an Ethernet network using Device Server technology is straightforward. The idea is that a Device Server operates just like a local COM port so that the devices you network operate like they did when they were directly connected to the application server.
However, due to the nature of Ethernet, problems can arise if your device or application is particularly sensitive to latency, timing sequences or inter-character grouping. In these cases the Device Server must provide special data handling.
Other Device Server vendors have attempted to solve this issue by having you, the customer, rewrite portions of your application, or write your own code using software development kits (SDK’s). However, in most cases the customer does not have the time, resources or expertise to do this work.
With its innovative ACE™ technology (Adaptive Communication
Engine), Perle IOLAN Device Servers utilize customer installable “Device
Plug-ins” to successfully network devices where other solutions have failed.
Perle provides new “Device Plug-ins” for its customers every day. If you have a device that you are struggling attach to your network, contact Perle immediately. In the rare event that our out-of-box solutions do not meet your unique requirements, we will match you up with an existing Device Plug-in, or tailor one for you.
Device Plug-in Features
** Should Perle determine that a new Device Plug-in needs to be tailored for you, the following Terms and Conditions may apply: