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4-Port Hardened Serial Server  

For easy remote monitoring and control of four RS-232, -422, or -485 devices over a LAN or WAN.

LES424A

Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available
(5 Year)

Product Highlights

  • Easily integrates four serial devices into your Ethernet network.
  • Enables you to monitor serial industrial devices from your office.
  • Configure devices, troubleshoot, upgrade firmware, and more.
  • Rugged design for operation in a wide temperature range.


  • Description

    4-Port Hardened Serial Server


    Quick Facts

  • Easily integrates four serial devices into your Ethernet network.
  • Enables you to monitor serial industrial devices from your office.
  • Configure devices, troubleshoot, upgrade firmware, and more.
  • Rugged design for operation in a wide temperature range.

  • Further Details

  • Complies with the IEC 61000-6-2 EMC generic standard immunity for industrial environments.
  • IEC 60068-2-27 (shock) and 600068-2-6 (vibration) tested.
  • NEMA TS-2 rated for use in transportation applications.
  • Offers direct IP, virtual COM port, or paired modes of operation.
  • Features four DB9 serial ports for the RS-232/422/485 device connections.
  • Has two RJ-45 ports (one LAN/WAN port; one Ethernet passthrough port).
  • Dual-power option via a terminal strip and locking barrel connector.
  • IP30 enclosure for DIN rail or panel mounting (adapters included).
  • Includes easy-to-use configuration and management software.
  • Built-in Web server for browser-based management.
  • Boasts high throughput with low latency.

  • Communicate easily with four serial devices via your LAN or WAN with the rugged 4-Port Hardened Serial Server from Black Box.

    It's just what you need to improve productivity and cut down on the amount of time required to configure or troubleshoot serial devices located on a factory floor or in a remote location.

    Eliminate visits to a distant site just to make a minor change to a configuration. You can do all this from the comfort of your office using an Ethernet LAN or WAN connection, or even from home via a standard Web connection.

    A simple-to-install, user-friendly Web configuration software application enables programming through a browser connection. No time-consuming setup is required.

    Set it up to operate in one of three modes:
    • In Direct IP Mode, you use TCP/IP or UDP/IP to communicate directly with the serial devices.
    • In Virtual COM Mode, you can communicate with the devices via your network just as if they were connected to physical COM ports.
    • In Paired Mode, multiple serial devices can communicate with one another using network tunneling.

    The 4-Port Hardened Serial Server has four standard DB9 serial ports for the device connections. Each serial port is software selectable for RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 (2- or 4-wire) operation.

    For the network interface, the serial server has an autodetecting 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX port for a CAT5 connection to your Ethernet network, as well as an Ethernet passthrough port. The passthrough enables the serial server to also work as an Ethernet switch, so you can connect a local workstation, a second serial server, or other device to your network.

    Plus, for reliable operation, the 4-Port Hardened Serial Server offers a heartbeat connection, which detects any TCP communication failures and sends out signals every five seconds until the system is reconnected.

    Install it on a DIN rail or panel (flush to a panel or behind a rackmount instrument panel) with the included panel-mount or DIN rail-mount adapters. For redundant power, the serial server features two separate DC power supply connectors: a terminal block and a locking barrel connector.


    Technical Specifications for 4-Port Hardened Serial Server:

    Approvals CE, NEMA TS-2 rated, IEC 61000-6-2 EMC, IEC 60068-2-27 (shock), IEC 600068-2-6 (vibration)
    Data Rate 230.4 Kbps, maximum
    Indicators (10) LEDs: (1) Power, (1) Ready (serial server ready), (4) P1 (port status for each port), (2) Speed status and (2) Link status for each RJ-45 port
    User Controls (1) switch for resetting unit, entering console mode, resetting to factory defaults
    Web Management OS Compatability Windows® 2000, Windows XP (32-/64-bit), Windows 2003 Server (32-/64-bit), Windows Vista (32-/64-bit), Windows 2008 Server (32-/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-/64-bit)
    Connectors Serial: (4) DB9 M;
    Ethernet: (1) RJ-45 (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX), (1) RJ-45 (passthrough);
    Power: (1) removable terminal block
    Operating Temperature -40 to +176° F (-40 to 80° C)
    Power From a separately available power supply:
    10-58 VDC supplied on terminal block or locking barrel plug;
    Consumption: 6 W (maximum)
    Dimensions 1.8"H x 6.75"W x 4.4"D (4.6 x 17.1 x 12.2 cm)

    This product works with:
    For -40 to +167° F (-40 to +75° C) environments:
    • External 100–240-VAC Power Adapter, 12-VDC, Hardened (PS003A)
    For standard, more controlled environments:
    • External 100–240-VAC Power Adapter, 12-VDC (PS012)
    Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.


    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.


    Resources for 4-Port Hardened Serial Server:

    Manuals

    • Hardened Serial Server User Manual
      User Manual for the LES421A, LES422A, & LES424A (Version 1)

    Quick Start Guides

    • 4-Port Hardened Serial Server QSG
      Quick Start Guide for the LES424A (Version 1)


    Connect your 4-Port Hardened Serial Server with:

    Accessory: PS003A

    External 100–240-VAC Power Adapter, 12-VDC Stripped Ends Output, U.S. Cord

    External 100–240-VAC Power Adapter, 12-VDC Stripped Ends Output, U.S. Cord

    Accessory: PS012

    Power Adapter, 100–240-VAC to 12-VDC, Flying Leads

    Power Adapter, 100–240-VAC to 12-VDC, Flying Leads

    Double Diamond Warranty

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    A warranty is included.

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    What’s more, we also have a 45-day, no-questions-asked return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

    Product SKU Price Quantity
    1-Port Hardened Serial Server LES421A $229.95
     
    2-Port Hardened Serial Server LES422A $339.95
     
    1-Port Modbus Hardened Serial Server LES431A $339.95
     
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    Weight: 1.892 lbs.
    HxWxD: 0.01 x 0.01 x 0.01 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day, no-questions-asked return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.


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