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RTI Releases Ethernet-to-Serial Converter
$149 adapter allows bidirectional serial control over ethernet.
Posted by Daniel Tonks on May 1, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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RTI has just announced the immediate availability of the ESC-2, a $149 USD MSRP bidirectional ethernet-to-serial adapter for use with their control processors.

The complete press release is available below.

RTI Releases ESC-2 Ethernet-to-Serial Converter

Unit Expands Capabilities of XP Series Control Processors by Adding Two Bidirectional Serial Ports Over Ethernet

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — May 1, 2012 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that the company is now shipping its ESC-2 Ethernet-to-serial converter. The powerful ESC-2 allows installers to expand the capabilities of any RTI XP series control processor conveniently by adding two additional bidirectional serial ports over Ethernet.

The ESC-2 works seamlessly within RTI's award-winning Integration Designer® programming software for quick and simple setup, and multiple modules can be utilized for virtually unlimited control of serial devices. Two RJ-45 jacks allow standard Cat 5 cabling to be used between the converter and the device being controlled. The ESC-2 is then connected to the local Ethernet network with a standard Cat 5 cable for full two-way control, as if the device were wired directly to the control processor.

"With the ESC-2, we're giving installers the ability to cost-effectively utilize Ethernet networks to implement sophisticated control over the many devices spread throughout an installation," said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. "The converter can also be discovered and configured by our Integration Designer software over Ethernet, making setup simple and efficient."

The ESC-2 is available now at an MSRP of $149.00.

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The RTI "ESC-2 Ethernet-to-Serial Converter" sounds good until you consider that Digi Corp. has been making a product called the Digi-One that does the same thing and more. In addition to being a bidirectional Ethernet to serial converter, it also has a built in web server for convenient configuration, plus the ability to emulate a modem using "AT" commands. It's priced at just over $100.00 Digi makes multi-port units too. I am not in any way connected with Digi. I simply use their devices, which work great I might add. Wayne (Gern) ([email protected])
Really cool, state of the art... if we time travel back to the mid 1990's...

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