12-Port Serial over Ethernet Industrial Switch
FR-7M3208S is a new-generation Smart Industrial Ethernet Switch with 8-Port 10/100/1000Base-TX and 2-Port 100/1000Base-FX SFP with 2 x RS485/422/232, that converts between the Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU/ASCII protocols. With a dual power input design, FR-7M3208S can offer redundant mechanisms for critical applications that need always-on connections. It can also operate at a standard temperature range of -40 to 75°C. Housed in rugged DIN rail or wall mountable IP40 enclosures, these switches are perfect for harsh environments, such as industrial networking, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS). They are also suitable for many militaries and utility market applications where environmental conditions exceed commercial product specifications.
Take Your Industrial Operations to the Next Level with Serial over Ethernet Switching
The Serial over Ethernet Industrial Switch is equipped with a rugged IP40 metal enclosure to ensure industrial operation in harsh environments where extremely low or high temperatures can be experienced. It is specially designed for outdoor and industrial applications such as city surveillance systems, smart manufacturing, etc. It is ideal for smart lamp post applications, and rapid deployment provides users with a cost-effective and highly reliable option.
Performance Network Management
- Web-based CloudMQTT to monitor the Industrial Network anytime, anywhere.
- Command-line interface(CLI) and Firo WebGUI management for configuring major managed functions.
- SNMPv1/v2C/v3 for different levels of network management.
- Integration of Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU/ASCII networks.
Complete Security Mechanisms
- AAA&RADIUS, IEEE 802.1X, SNMPv3, HTTPs/SSLv3,SSH2.0 to enhance network security.
- Support user hierarchical management, ACL control list
- Port isolation within the same VLAN, DHCP-Snooping
- DDOS, port-based MAC filtering/binding, MAC black holes, IP source protection, ARP message speed limit
Advanced Layer 2+ Features
- Build a redundant network with STP/RSTP/MSTP/ERPSv2.
- IPv4/IPv6 Management and Static Route.
- ACL Based on MAC, IP address.
- Retagging and complicated flow classification based on VLAN, MAC/IP.
- Flexible bandwidth control policies.
The Future of Industrial IoT is Here: Get Connected with Serial Over Ethernet Switch
The future of industrial IoT is here, and it’s time to get connected with a serial over ethernet switch. This technology offers a number of advantages for industries that are looking to take their operations to the next level. Serial over ethernet switch provides a high-speed connection between devices and helps to facilitate communication between them. This means that data can be transferred more quickly and efficiently between devices, allowing for better decision-making and faster response times. In addition, serial over ethernet switch is more robust and reliable than other methods of connecting devices, making it ideal for mission-critical applications.
Streamline Your Serial Communication With Fiberroad’s Industrial Switch
Fiberroad Serial over Ethernet Industrial Switch provides an all-in-one solution. It converts RS232/422/485 connections to Ethernet connections, allowing seamless communication between traditional serial-based devices such as PLC, meters, sensors, and barcode readers to an IP-based Ethernet device. More importantly, the industrial switch is fully compliant with Modbus/TCP and offers a convenient solution for connecting existing devices or controllers running the Modbus serial protocol(Modbus/ACSCII or Modbus/RTU) to an Ethernet network.
Build Up Secure Network with L2+ Industrial Switch
FR-7M3208S provides robust Layer 2+ Gigabit network connectivity, including but not limited to Static route, LAN network security, ACL/QoS policy… Moreover, By configuring ITU-T G.8032 ERPS (Ethernet Ring Protection Switching) technology, Spanning Tree Protocol (802.1s MSTP), and redundant power systems in industrial automation networks to enhance system reliability and uptime in harsh environments. As can be seen, the Managed Industrial Switch is easy to manage and maintain.
Manage the Industrial Network Anytime, Anywhere
Managed Industrial Ethernet Switch allows various network management methods, such as the WebGUI, CLI and NMS. The notion of easy to use, particularly with no additional hardware investment and installation. Industrial Network Switch can deploy centralised management, Layer 2 to Layer 4 QoS, Bandwidth allocation, real-time monitoring, etc.
Serial over Ethernet Switch FAQs
The Serial over Ethernet industrial switch works by converting existing serial connections (RS-232/422/485) to Ethernet connections, allowing for communication between serial-based devices and IP-based Ethernet devices. It is also fully compliant with Modbus/TCP protocol and provides an easy solution for connecting existing devices or controllers running the Modbus serial protocol. Furthermore, the industrial switch provides real-time data access, secure network transmissions, remote diagnostic capabilities, multiple operating modes, and more. With its powerful yet flexible features, this industrial switch is ideal for both short-term and long-term applications.
Setting up ITU-T G.8032 ERPS on our industrial switch is simple and straightforward. With the intuitive web-based user interface, you can easily configure multiple rings with just a few clicks. Moreover, our advanced ERPS (Ethernet Ring Protection Switching) technology enables automatic node switching in case of any link failure, ensuring complete redundancy and maximum system uptime even in harsh environments.
The Serial over Ethernet switch is easy to set up and requires no special configuration. First, connect the switch to your local area network using a standard Ethernet cable. Then, connect your serial devices to the appropriate serial ports on the switch using RS-232/422/485 cables (depending on what type of serial devices you are connecting). Finally, you can use the integrated web interface or Modbus/TCP protocol to configure and manage the switch for further customization.
The Modbus/TCP Protocol is a communications protocol built with industrial applications in mind. It’s designed as a master-slave protocol, meaning that one device (the master) sends requests to other devices (the slaves) and can receive responses from them. The Serial over Ethernet Switch allows you to use this protocol by converting existing serial connections (RS-232/422/485) to Ethernet connections, allowing for communication between serial-based devices and IP-based Ethernet devices.
2×100/1000Base-FX (SFP Slots)
2x RS485/422/232(5-pin Serial Terminal)
|Pors Mode(Tx)||Auto Negotioation Speed
Full/Half Duplex Mode
Auto MDI/MDI-X Connection
|Standards||IEEE 802.3 for 10BaseT
IEEE 802.3u for 100BaseT(X) and 100BaseFX
IEEE 802.3ab for 1000BaseT(X)
IEEE 802.3z for 1000BaseSX/LX/LHX/ZX
IEEE 802.3x for flow control
IEEE 802.1D-2004 for Spanning Tree Protocol
IEEE 802.1w for Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
IEEE 802.1s for Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
IEEE 802.1p for Class of Service
IEEE 802.1Q for VLAN Tagging
IEEE 802.1X for authentication
IEEE 802.3ad for Port Trunk with LACP
|Packet Buffer Size||4Mbits|
|Maximum Packet Length||Up to 10K|
|MAC Address Table||8K|
|Transmission Mode||Store and Forward (full/half duplex mode)|
|Exchange Property||Delay time: < 7μs
Backplane bandwidth: 20Gbps; Packet forwarding rate: 14.88Mpps
|Max. No. of VLAN||64|
|VLAN ID Range||VID 1 to 4094|
|Ports||2 x RS485/422/232|
RS-422: a:T+、 b:T-、 c:R+、d:R-、 e:GND
RS-485: ：a: Na、 b: Na、 c:D+、d:D-、 e:GND
|Load Capacity||RS-485/422 supports 128 points polling environment|
|Movement||RS-485 adopts automatic data flow control technology|
|Interface Protection||RS-232 15KV static protection
Isolation voltage 2KV, electrostatic protection 15KV
|Serial Protocol||TCP Server/Client, UDP, Modbus ASCII TCP Server/Client, Modbus RTU Server/Client|
|Interconnection||Data Bits, Parity, Stop Bits Configuration|
|Serial Statistics||Bytes and Packets Statistics|
|Ethernet Software Features|
|Redundant Network||Support STP/RSTP/MSTP，Support EAPS、ERPS, Support manual aggregation，support static/dynamic LACP|
|Multicast Support||Support IGMP Snooping V1/V2/V3，support GMRP, GVMP|
|VLAN||Support IEEE 802.1Q 4K VLAN，support QINQ, Double VLAN,|
|QOS||Support COS、DSCP，8 queues，support WRR、SP、WFQ，QOS|
|POE Management||Support total power control，POE on/ off，port power sequencing, POE timing|
|Diagnostic Maintenance||Support port mirroring, Syslog, Ping|
|Industrial Protocol||Modbus TCP(ASCII and RTU, Server and Client)|
|Management Function||Support CLI、WEB、SNMPv1/v2/v3， Telnet server for management, EEE, LLDP, DHCP Server/Client(IPv4/IPv6)|
|Alarm Management||Support 1 way relay alarm output, RMON, TRAP|
|Security||Broadcast Storm Protection, HTTPS/SSL, RADIUS, SSH
Support DHCP Snooping， Option 82，802.1X security access,
Support user hierarchical management, ACL access control list,
Support DDOS，port-based MAC filtering / binding, MAC whitelist
|Dimensions||138mm x 108mm x 49mm (L x W x H)|
|Installation Mode||DIN Rail/wall-mountable|
|Weight||600g (With PoE: 650g)|
|Operating Temperature||-40℃~75℃ (-40 to 167 ℉)|
|Operating Humidity||5%~90% (non-condensing)|
|Storage Temperature||-40℃~85℃ (-40 to 185 ℉)|