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Compact & flexible mounting design for multiple applications – NPort 5600-8-DT Desktop Series

Taipei, Taiwan, May 30, 2007—The leading device server manufacturer MOXA is pleased to announce the release of its new compact size 8-port NPort 5600-8-DT desktop serial device servers. The NPort 5600-8-DT series are 8-port, 3-in-1 serial device servers that support the RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 interfaces. The NPort 5600-8-DT series is the best choice for applications that need additional serial ports, such as POS, Factory Automation, Power Distribution EMS System applications.

Flexible Mounting Design
NPort 5600-8-DT series is desktop, DIN Rail mountable and Wall mountable. You can attach a DIN-Rail Kit to the NPort 5600-8-DT's bottom panel to save space on the rail, or place the NPort 5600-8-DT in a smaller cabinet.

Two Ethernet ports for convenient cascade – style wiring
The NPort 5600-8-DT series each have two Ethernet ports that can be used as Ethernet switch ports. While one port connects to the network or server, the other port can be used to connect another Ethernet device. The dual Ethernet ports eliminate the need to connect each device to a separate Ethernet switch, reducing wiring costs.

Convenient Designed for RS485 Applications
The NPort 5650-8-DT series support selectable 1KΩ/150KΩ pull high/low resistors and 120Ω terminator at the bottom. In some critical environments, termination resistors may be needed to prevent the reflection of serial signals. When using termination resistors, it is also important to set the pull high/low resistors correctly so that the electrical signal is not corrupted. Since no set of resistor values is universally compatible for all environments, NPort 5600 device servers allow manual adjustment of termination and pull high/ low resistor values for each serial port, using DIP switches.

Convenient Power Inputs
The NPort 5650-8-DT series Support dual power inputs both Terminal Block & Power Jack for user to easy and flexible to implement the power. For power supply power input, user can use Terminal Block and use Power Jack when an adapter is been used.

Built-in Automatic Warning Function by Voice Audio and E-mail
The built-in speakers can be used to alert administrators of problems with the Ethernet links or power input, with the web console indicating which Ethernet link or power input has failed. An e-mail warning can also be issued when an exception is detected. These functions are valuable tools that enable maintenance engineers to react promptly to emergency situations.

If you would like more information about MOXA's serial-to-Ethernet products, or if you have any questions on how to link serial devices to Ethernet, please contact MOXA at info@moxa.com , or visit our website at www.moxa.com.


  • 8 ports supporting RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 operation
  • Compact desktop size
  • Auto-detecting 10/ 100 Mbps Ethernet
  • 15 KV ESD surge protection for all serial signals
  • Easy IP address configuration with LCM (Liquid Crystal Module)
  • Configuration by web console, Telnet console, and more
  • TCP Server, TCP Client, UDP, and Real COM operation modes
  • Supports SNMP MIB-II for network management
  • Configurable voice alarm for exceptions

About Moxa: Your Trusted Partner in Automation

Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures. Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.