SERIAL TO ETHERNET

Access serial ports over SSL & SSH protected Ethernet!

Network connectivity for legacy serial devices!

NetBurner’s complete family of serial to Ethernet converters and device servers are ready to run right out of the box with no programming. The  setup, configuration, and diagnostic programs are easily accessed via the web page interface or included network utilities.

Serial to Ethernet web server and converter

The goal: Easily control, configure, or monitor a serial device using Ethernet.

The method: Connect serial port (COM port) to a NetBurner Serial to Ethernet device server.

The result: Access devices from the Internet or a Local Area Network (LAN) using SSH, SSL, or HTTPS.

What is a serial to Ethernet converter?

A serial to Ethernet converter (or device server) is a device that will take a serial data signal and send it out over a network connection. Additionally, it will take any network data received and turn it into a serial signal.

What is a serial to Ethernet converter used for?

A serial to Ethernet converter is used when you want to connect a serial device that isn’t network-enabled to a computer that either is too far away (sometimes halfway around the world!) or simply doesn’t have an appropriate serial port available.

Are serial to Ethernet converters secure?

This depends on the serial to Ethernet converter being used. For serial data being transmitted over a network connection to be secure, the converter needs to be able to support encryption with an SSL\TLS connection.

Can I use serial to Ethernet converters to allow two serial devices to connect over a network?

Yes, depending on the capability of the serial to Ethernet converter. This is called “serial tunneling“. To do this, you will need two serial to Ethernet converters, with each connected directly to a serial device. They will need to be configured to talk and listen to one another, but once they are set up, they will effectively send the data between the two serial devices as if they are directly connected by a serial cable.

What if an application on my PC needs a serial port, but doesn’t have one?

If an application on your PC is designed to talk directly to the serial device but your computer doesn’t have a serial port available, you will need to create a virtual serial port, also known as a virtual COM port. It will effectively act as a serial to Ethernet converter locally on your computer by taking your serial data and making it available over a TCP/IP connection. This is often used in conjunction with a serial to Ethernet converter, which receives the application data sent by the PC over a network connection and passes it along to the serial device that it is connected to.

Need a customized solution? NetBurner Serial to Ethernet Development Kits are available to customize any aspect of operation including web pages, data filtering, or custom network applications.

Popular Devices

Compare Serial to Ethernet devices

Factory Application FeaturesAdditional Features with Development KitStandard Features
Part #Ver.Max
UARTs
RS-232RS-422
RS-485
Max Baud
Rate
Other FeaturesSSL
SSH
SSL
SSH
Flash
Card
Support
Custom
Rates
SPII2CDigital
I/O
Other FeaturesCustom
Label
Option
Power
Via
SB800 EX1002921,600 250MHz
8MB of on-chip flash, 64MB DDR2 RAM
Real Time Clock Support
Network Time Protocol (NTP) Support
SSL/TLS, HTTPS, and SSH certificate support
Optional IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wifi
Optional CAN bus
Serial port
Barrel connector
SB700 EX1002921,600 147.5MHz
8MB RAM & 2MB Flash
Real Time Clock Support
Network Time Protocol (NTP) Support
Serial port
Barrel connector
NANO544152008115,200 250MHz
64MB DDR2 RAM & 8MB Flash
30 DIO, 4 I2C, 2 CAN, 3 SPI, 1-Wire® and SSI support
6 12-bit ADC, 2 12-bit DAC, 8 PWM
SSL/TLS, HTTPS, and SSH certificate support
Real Time Clock Support
Network Time Protocol (NTP) Suppot
Optional CAN bus
SB70 LC100
200
2230,000 147.5MHz
8MB RAM & 512KB Flash
Native I2C Support
External Timer Support
15 Digital I/O
 
SBL2e100
200
2115,200 50MHz
10 Digital I/O
Four 12-bit A/D inputs
 
SBL2e CHIP
SBL2e BOB
236
200
2115,200 50MHz
10 Digital I/O
Four 12-bit A/D inputs
External Timer Support
Up to 1 additional UART
CAN Support
 
SBL2e X1001115,200 50MHz Up to 2 additional UARTs Barrel connector
SBL2e XA1002115,200 50MHz
9 Digital I/O
Four 12-bit A/D Inputs
External Timer Support Barrel connector
PK70 EX 2322325115,200 147MHz
8MB RAM & 4MB Flash
2 position terminal block
Barrel connector
PK70 EX 4854855115,200 147MHz
8MB RAM & 4MB Flash
2 position terminal block
Barrel connector
PK70 EX MMSMMS5115,200 147MHz
8MB RAM & 4MB Flash
2 position terminal block
Barrel connector
CB34 EX1002115,200 147.5MHz
8MB RAM & 2MB Flash
2 bi-color LEDs
MicroSD Card Support
CAN 2.0B
2 position terminal block
Serial port
Barrel connector

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