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ACE640 RS485/RS232 to TCP/IP Converter

The ACE640 is an industrial-grade converter designed to bridge RS485/RS232 serial communication with TCP/IP networks. This type of device is crucial in industrial and commercial applications where legacy serial devices need to communicate over modern Ethernet networks.

Key Features of the ACE640 RS485/RS232 to TCP/IP Converter

  1. Dual Serial Interface: Supports both RS485 and RS232 interfaces, providing flexibility to connect various types of serial devices.
  2. Ethernet Connectivity: Converts serial data to TCP/IP, enabling integration of serial devices into Ethernet networks for remote monitoring and control.
  3. Industrial-Grade Design: Built to withstand harsh industrial environments with robust casing and components.
  4. Configurable: Offers multiple configuration options for network settings, serial parameters, and communication protocols to suit different application needs.
  5. Web-Based Management: Provides a user-friendly web interface for easy configuration and management of the device.
  6. Support for Multiple Protocols: Compatible with various protocols, including Modbus RTU/ASCII over TCP/IP, enabling seamless integration with industrial control systems.
  7. Power Supply Options: Typically supports a wide range of power supply options, including DC input, to accommodate various installation requirements.
  8. LED Indicators: Equipped with LED indicators for power, link status, and data transmission, aiding in troubleshooting and monitoring.

Applications of the ACE640 Converter

  1. Industrial Automation: Connects legacy serial devices like PLCs, sensors, and actuators to modern Ethernet-based control systems.
  2. Building Automation: Integrates building management systems (BMS) with Ethernet networks, allowing centralized control and monitoring of HVAC, lighting, and security systems.
  3. Energy Management: Enables communication between serial-based energy meters and SCADA systems over Ethernet for real-time energy monitoring and management.
  4. Remote Monitoring: Facilitates remote monitoring and control of serial devices over the internet or local networks, enhancing operational flexibility and efficiency.
  5. Transportation Systems: Integrates serial communication devices used in transportation systems (e.g., ticketing machines, traffic signals) with centralized control centers.

How to Use the ACE640 Converter

  1. Physical Connection:
    • Connect the RS485 or RS232 serial device to the corresponding port on the ACE640.
    • Connect the ACE640 to the Ethernet network using an Ethernet cable.
  2. Power Up:
    • Connect the power supply to the ACE640 and ensure it is powered on. Check the power LED indicator to confirm.
  3. Configuration:
    • Access the ACE640’s web-based management interface via a web browser. The default IP address is typically provided in the user manual.
    • Configure the network settings (IP address, subnet mask, gateway) to match your network environment.
    • Set the serial communication parameters (baud rate, data bits, stop bits, parity) to match the settings of the connected serial device.
    • Configure the TCP/IP settings, such as the server mode (TCP server, TCP client) and port numbers.
  4. Testing and Deployment:
    • Test the communication between the serial device and the Ethernet network to ensure data is being transmitted correctly.
    • Once confirmed, deploy the ACE640 in the desired location and integrate it with your control system or monitoring software.


The ACE640 RS485/RS232 to TCP/IP converter is an essential tool for modernizing legacy serial communication systems by integrating them into Ethernet networks. Its industrial-grade design, flexible configuration options, and robust performance make it suitable for various applications in industrial automation, building management, energy management, remote monitoring, and transportation systems. By enabling seamless communication between serial devices and modern network infrastructures, the ACE640 enhances operational efficiency and facilitates remote management and control.

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