The RCS/6000 is characterized by high reliability, superior software functionality, expanded harware interfaces, and simplified remote installation.
The RCS/6000, offering unique functionality to users with specialized nees, enables users to manage, control, program, and share access to peripheral devices over the Internet or Intranet using standard protocols.
Looking for a product replacement? Upgrade path for the RCS/6000 is the NDS-6000.
If you are using your RCS/6000 to replace a Systech RCS/4000 port server or including it in a network that already contains RCS/4000s, you may want to use an adapter on your RCS/6000 serial port that maps the RCS/6000 DB-9 connector to an RJ-45 connector emulating the RCS/4000 RJ-45 serial ports. The adapter would allow you to use your existing cables to connect to the RCS/6000. Information and a diagram for an RCS/6000 to RCS/4000 adapter are available in the on-line RCS/6000 Administrator's Guide in the section, Adapting Your RCS/6000 to an RCS/4000 Network Newark Electronics.
Newark Electronics (www.newark.com) can provide an adapter (DEM-45F Jack Adapter, Part Number 50F9356).
The adapter is color coded as follows:
|DB-9 Pin||RJ-45 Pin||Color|
Newark Electronics www.newark.com
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The NDS/6000 family of remote communications servers connects to 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and provides one, two or four DB-9 serial ports that are software selectable to RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485. The NDS/6000 uses the TCP/IP family of protocols to provide terminal connectivity and communications services in open systems environments.
The NDS/6000 offers the following features and benefits:
The front panel of the NDS/6000 provides 1,2 or 16 DB-9 serial ports, with its number by each connector. Each serial port connector has an associated LED, also numbered, that signals normal operation or error conditions. A larger status LED on the lower right indicates the overall status of the port server. A reset button is provided. The hardware reset button reboots the port server, restarting it as if it had been powered off and back on, putting the unit into operating mode. The reset button also allows restoration of the default configuration to the unit.
NDS/6000 Front Panel
The back panel provides up to four RJ-45 Ethernet hub ports. The port labeled LAN is wired for connection to a hub. In addition, LEDs for the Ethernet ports are located on the rear panel, conveniently located next to the Ethernet ports. The power connector is located on the right side.
|NDS/6000 Port Ethernet|
|NDS/6000 Back Panel - 4 Port Ethernet Hub|
The NDS/6000 provides flexibility in assigning the necessary IP address. You can assign the IP address using one of five methods:
When the NDS/6000 is booted, the configuration information that defines the operation of the NDS/6000 during the session (the active configuration) is loaded into memory from the current configuration database in flash memory. You can change any configuration setting in the active configuration. In addition, you can save the active configuration into the current configuration database (in flash memory) so that the changed settings will be available after reboot/restart.
When the NDS/6000 is delivered, the current configuration database contains factory default settings. In addition, a factory default configuration database (a copy of the current configuration database) is stored in flash memory. The factory default configuration database is stored as a backup configuration which can be restored into the current configuration database if necessary. If the NDS/6000 encounters an error condition while loading the current configuration database into the active configuration, it will load the factory default configuration database into the active configuration instead, in order to complete the boot. The status LED on the back panel will flash alternately yellow and green to indicate that a problem occurred and the factory default configuration was loaded.
The configuration settings can be changed:
At any point, you can restore the factory default configuration settings.
Some of the commonly changed configuration items are.
Automatically connects a terminal to a host located anywhere on the network. Useful for applications that require a user's terminal to communicate with one and only one host computer, perhaps running a specialized application program.
Supports up to four sessions for each connected terminal.
Can dial-in and automatically start a telnet session.
Can access the modem for dial-out using telnet or using a reverse telnet connection and application program, such as terminal emulator, tip, cu.
Release 02B to 02C
Release 02A to 02B
Release 01B to 02A
Release 01A to 01B
Serial to IP Network Device Servers for Retail and Industrial Requirements
Systech NDS/6000 network device servers provide LAN-attached serial port expansion, remote configuration and management, and IP routing. For developers and OEMs with unique protocol conversion, monitoring and routing needs, Systech's Developer's API is available to create custom added-value.
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