Serial-To-Ethernet Device Server

  • Complete Network Connectivity Solution
  • Integrated 10/100 Ethernet Port and
  • Serial Cable
  • Complete Device Server Application with Full IP Stack and Web Server
  • Space Saving Form Factor
  • Serial Data Rate of up to 921.6 Kbps
  • 128/192/256-bit AES Encryption
  • Flexible Power Options including PoE
  • Extended Temperature Range of -40° to 85°C
  • 5-year Limited Warranty


Overview for xDirect

Network Connectivity For Any Serial Device ‘Right On The Wire’

xDirect is a sleek and compact Serial-to- Ethernet device server, providing quick and easy Ethernet connectivity to virtually any device or machine with a serial interface.xDirect

With an integrated Ethernet port and serial cable, multiple power options including PoE, and an industry-best five year warranty, xDirect provides a portable, extremely flexible, and highly affordable network connectivity solution.

xDirect comes with a built-in web server that enables users to access and configure the unit using a standard web browser on a PC, smartphone, or tablet from anywhere.

With plug-and-play simplicity, small form factor, multiple power options, and a robust device server application, xDirect provides the easiest and shortest path to network connectivity ‘right on the wire’.

Additional information

Key Features

Features & Specifications for xDirect
Serial Interface
Modes: RS232, RS422* or RS485* (2 and 4 wire support)
Baud Rate: 300bps to 921.6 Kbps
Characters: 7 or 8 data bits
Stop Bits: 1 or 2
Parity: Odd, even, more
Control Signals: CTS/RTS (Hardware)
Flow Control: CTS/RTS, XON/XOFF
*Available on xDirect485 & PoE models

Serial Connectors
Single-port: DB9F (DCE Pinned)
Ethernet Interface
Interface: 10Base-T /100Base-T (Auto-sensing)
Speed: 10/100 Mbps
Connector: RJ45
Protocols: UDP, TCP, ARP, Telnet, ICMP, SNMP, DHCP, BOOTP, TFTP, Auto IP, HTTP, Telnet Com Port Control
LED Indicators
Power/Status, Link, Activity, Serial RX Activity & TX Activity
CPU: Based on DSTni-EX Enhanced 16-bit x86 Architecture
Memory: 256 KB SRAM, 1 MB Flash
Power Requirements
Input Voltage: 5V at mini-USB-B jack
Input Voltage: 5-15 VDC at DB9F pin 9
Power Consumption: 1.3W max w/o PoE, 2.0W max with PoE
Form Factor
Weight: 0.068 Kg (0.15 lbs)
Shipping Dimensions
180 x 130 x 53 mm (LxWxH)
Environmental Limits
Operating Temperature: **
-40° to 85° C (-40° to 185° F), non-PoE models
-40° to 70° C (-40° to 158° F), PoE model
Storage Temperature: -40° to 85° C (-40° to 185° F)
R elative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing
** The xDirect is UL rated to 75° C. The included power supply has an operating temperature range of 0° to 40° C. Extended temperature power supplies are available (refer to Ordering Information section).

Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008 Server/2003 Server (32-bit and 64-bit versions), DeviceInstaller™ configuration software, Com Port Redirector software and related utilities
Configuration Options: Web Browser, Telnet Client, Serial Terminal
128/192/256-bit AES Encryption

Isolation and Protection
Serial Port: 15 KV ESD protection on RS232 and RS422/485 transceivers
Ethernet Port: 1500 VAC isolation shielded
PoE: 1500 VAC isolation
Regulatory Approvals
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Class B
EN55022, Class B
EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3
ICES-003 Issue 4
EN61000-4-2, EN6100-4-3, EN61000-4-4, EN61000-4-5,
EN61000-4-6, EN61000-4-8, EN61000-4-11
Agency Approvals:
UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07, 2nd Edition
IEC 60950-1 2005, 2nd Edition
5-year Limited



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