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How Can I Use the Fisher ROC and ROC Plus Serial Drivers In an Ethernet Environment?


Last Update: 11/7/2018

Both the Fisher ROC and ROC Plus Serial drivers support Ethernet Encapsulation, which means that the drivers will utilize an Ethernet network adapter to reach a target device instead of a Serial COM port. Ethernet frames are then automatically added. When received, they are parsed by KEPServerEX which allows the Serial-based ROC protocols to flow over an Ethernet network. To activate Ethernet Encapsulation when creating a channel in KEPServerEX with either driver, select "Ethernet Encap." as the Physical Medium.

Note: If a Serial-to-Ethernet converter is used to connect a Serial-based ROC device to an Ethernet network, enter its IP address in the "Device Address" field of the channel's Communications tab.

Important: To optimize the performance of the ROC drivers in an Ethernet network, make sure to create only one device per channel in KEPServerEX. This will ensure that KEPServerEX communicates to each ROC device simultaneously. When multiple devices occupy the same channel, each device is communicated to serially (or one after the other).

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