Serial Communication

Our range of Serial Communications - which is extensive. Scroll down to access the Protocol you are interested in to get that range of equipment.


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RS 232

Fibre Optic [4] Internet [4] GSM [3] Short Haul [4] Telephone/ Leased line [3]
Westermo ProSoft Westermo Point to Point PSTN
LD-63, LD-64 Sitemanager GDW-11 Line Sharing ISDN
ProSoft     Multiplex Multidrop
      Serial Switch  
Modbus [1] Serial IP [2] Fieldbus [1]  
Westermo Westermo Westermo  
Westermo Westermo Westermo
Current Loop [3] RS-422/485 [2] Fieldbus [1]  
Westermo Westermo Westermo  
Ethernet [1] 3G [5] ADSL [2] GSM [6]
Westermo Westermo Westermo Westermo
Ethernet [4] Serial [1]        
Westermo Westermo        
Repeater [1]      
Westermo      
Ethernet [2] Serial Line [1]    
Westermo Westermo    

RS 422/485

Fibre Optic [4] Internet [4] GSM [3] Short Haul [4] Telephone/ Leased line [3]
Westermo ProSoft Westermo Point to Point PSTN
LD-63, LD-64 Sitemanager GDW-11 Line Sharing ISDN
ProSoft     Multiplex Multidrop
      Serial Switch  
Modbus [1] Serial IP [2] Fieldbus [1]  
Westermo Westermo Westermo  
Westermo Westermo Westermo
Current Loop [3] RS-422/485 [2] Fieldbus [1]  
Westermo Westermo Westermo  
Repeater [1]      
Westermo      
Repeater [1]      
Westermo      

DF1 Master/Slave

ProLinx Gateways [14]        
ProSoft        
InRax [5]      
ProSoft      
ProTalk [1]      
ProSoft      

DF1 Master/Slave Multiport

ProLinx Gateways [12]        
ProSoft        

Modbus Master/Slave

ProLinks Gateways [11]
ProSoft
InRax [8]
Westermo
Direct Link Gateway [3]
ProSoft
Adapter [1]
ProSoft

Modbus Master/Slave MultiPort

ProLinks Gateways [11]
ProSoft

DNP 3.0 Master/Slave

InRax [4]
ProSoft
ProTalk [1]
ProSoft

DNP 3.0 Master


DNP 3.0 Slave

ProLinks Gateway [9]
ProSoft

IEC 60870-5-103 Master

ProLinx Gateways [9]
ProSoft
InRax [5]
ProSoft
ProTalk [1]
ProSoft      

IEC 60870-5-101 Master

ProLinx Gateways [9]
ProSoft

IEC 60870-5-101 Slave

ProLinx Gateways [8]
ProSoft
InRax [4]
ProSoft
ProTalk [1]
ProSoft      

ACSII

ProLinx Gateways [5]
ProSoft
InRax [5]
ProSoft

ASCII MultiPort

ProLinx Gateways [7]
ProSoft

DH-485

ProLinx Gateways [16]
ProSoft
InRax [2]
ProSoft

Basic

ProLinx Gateways [16]
ProSoft

Bosch

ProLinx Gateways [16]
ProSoft

C' Programmable

InRax [5]
ProSoft
ProTalk [1]
ProSoft

Johnson Control Metasys

InRax [5]
ProSoft

Landis & Gyr 8979F Slave

InRax [3]
ProSoft
ProTalk [1]
ProSoft

What is Serial Communication?

In telecommunication and computer science, serial communication is the process of sending data one bit at a time, sequentially, over a communication channel or computer bus. This is in contrast to parallel communication, where several bits are sent as a whole, on a link with several parallel channels.

Serial communication is used for all long-haul communication and most computer networks, where the cost of cable and synchronization difficulties make parallel communication impractical. Serial computer buses are becoming more common even at shorter distances, as improved signal integrity and transmission speeds in newer serial technologies have begun to outweigh the parallel bus's advantage of simplicity (no need for serializer and deserializer, or SerDes) and to outstrip its disadvantages (clock skew, interconnect density). The migration from PCI to PCI Express is an example.