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East Coast Datacom (ECD), Inc., a Florida-based data communications accessory specialist, announces the Async2IP Secure Console Server. The Async2IP connects up to four async remote console serial ports, across a 10/100 LAN to the serial ports of a terminal at a central network control site. The Async2IP converts the full duplex asynchronous serial data stream to an encrypted TCP/IP packet stream.

The Async2IP units are initially configured via secure SSL HTML “web page” interfaces. This process allows the user to configure the LAN IP Address and the RS-232 Port speeds. After configuration all command and data functions are accomplished inside the terminal interface at the central site using HyperTerminal or Putty. The central site Async2IP unit functions as a Master Device. The Master Device can connect one session at a time to an unlimited amount of Remote Site units. Two or more Async2IP units are required to connect the serial devices over the LAN.

The Async2IP RS-232 serial ports are presented as a DCE device using an 8-pin RJ-45 connector for each of its asynchronous ports. The RJ-45 ports are pinned to be compatible with popular Routers and Switches.

Using the Async2IP is similar to using legacy dialup modems. From within the terminal window on the PC (which is connected to a Master Async2IP unit) an IP address and port number is entered while in command mode. Upon hitting ENTER this IP address is used to establish a secure TCP session with the desired Remote unit. When this TCP session is successfully made the two Async2IP units are now in Data Mode working just like a legacy modem would.

Once in Data mode all keystrokes entered in the terminal window are delivered to the attached remote user device at the other end of the LAN link. Conversely all display data generated by the remote user device is delivered to the terminal window in near Real Time.

The Async2IP is housed in a sturdy 19 inch 1U high chassis and has a 90-120 VAC power supply. Additional power supplies of 90-240VAC or 36 to 72 Volts DC are also available.

The Async2IP has a 3-year warranty and a 24 hour turnaround on warranty repairs

For further information please contact:
Mr. Richard Barger  
East Coast Datacom, Inc.
245 Gus Hipp Blvd., STE 3,
FL 32955 Tel: (321) 637-9922