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What Driver Is Used to Connect to the Serial Port of an H2 or H4 EBC module

Last Update: 11/12/2018

Although the Serial port can be configured to connect to a protocol, Kepware does not have any drivers designed to connect to it via Serial.

  • KEPServerEX ->> (via serial) ->> EBC Serial port. This configuration is not supported.

If the port is set up for proxy mode, then users could connect an ASCII device to it and read and write data from/to that ASCII device using the AutomationDirect EBC driver.

  • Kepware's AutomationDirect EBC driver ->> (via Ethernet) ->> EBC (controller module) ->> (via serial) ->> other device

The serial-port tags in the AutomationDirect EBC driver only allow direct low-level access to the EBC's Serial port. The client application will have to take care of all Serial protocol details for any device (like barcode scanner or label printer) connected to the Serial port. For information on accessing the Serial port, refer to the AutomationDirect EBC driver product manual.