The new FC series of Kramer’s bidirectional hardware and software interface systems enable control of RS-232 and/or RS-485 controllable machines via an Ethernet LAN, giving installers the ability to implement simultaneous control over multiple AV devices spread throughout an installation by offering bidirectional Ethernet to serial conversion. Each product operates as a network server, which means they accept network connections but do not initiate them.
Set-up and maintenance of the devices are managed by built-in web pages, which are accessible through any common web browser. The FC-21ETH, FC-22ETH and FC-24ETH offer one, two and four (respectively) serial ports for AV device control, with one being a RS-232/RS-485 dual-use serial port. The new models support network connectivity. They are able to control up to three RS-232 devices and one RS-232/RS-485 device/s via Ethernet from a PC, and can control a device from multiple Ethernet points (up to 40 PCs or remote controllers), via a LAN or the internet. They also include Windows-based Virtual Port software for setting up virtual ports on a PC.
Source: media release
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