ICS-100 – Planet RS-232 RS-422 RS-485 Serial over Fast Ethernet Media Converter

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Part Number:ICS-100

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The ICS-100 is capable of converting Serial RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 communication interface over Fast Ethernet networking, over a 100 meter distance. This converter can be used as a stand-alone unit or as a slide-in module to PLANET Media Converter Chassis (MC-700 / MC-1500/ MC-1500R / MC-1500R48).

Serial Interface

  • One RS-232 / 422 / 485 port to one 10/100Base-TX or 100Base-FX Media Converter
  • Cost-effective solution for RS-232 to Ethernet application
  • Supports RS-232, 4-wire RS-422 or 2/4-wire RS485 operation
  • Asynchronous serial data rates up to 921600b/s

Ethernet Interface

  • Complies with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u 10/100Base-TX standard
  • Supports auto MDI/MDI-X function on RJ-45 Port

Smart Functions

  • Standard TCP / IP interface and versatile operation modes
  • Software Protocol Support ARP, ICMP,TCP / IP, UDP, HTTP server, DHCP client, Telnet server/client
  • Built-in IP-base Web interface for remote management
  • Serial operation mode selected via Web management
  • Pair connection mode for connecting two serial devices over a network
  • PLANET Smart Discovery utility automatically finds PLANET devices on the network
  • Firmware upgrade via HTTP protocol


  • Compact size for easy Installation
    - Standalone
    - Wall mountable or DIN-rail mounting (optional accessory)
    - Co-work with PLANET MC family Media Chassis (MC-700/1000R/1500)
  • LED indicators for easy network diagnose
  • Reset button on the front panel for reset to factory default
ICS-100 - Planet RS-232 RS-422 RS-485 Serial over Fast Ethernet Media Converter
Serial Port
Interface RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485
Connector 3-in-1 DB9
Baud Rate (Data Rate) 300bps to 921600Kbps
Character Bits 5,6,7,8
Stop Bit 1, 1.5/2
Flow Control H/W, None
Parity Type Odd, Even, None, Space, Mark
Signals RS-232: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, GND
RS-422: Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-
RS-485(2-wire): Data+, Data-
RS-485(4-wire): Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-
Fast Ethernet Port
Standard 10/100Base-TX
Connector RJ-45
Distance 100m
Cable Twisted-pair
Protection Built-in 1.5KV magnetic isolation
LED Indicators System: Power
TP Port: Link / Active
Serial Port: Serial port mode, RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485
Management Web Management
PLANET Smart Discovery Utility
Virtual COM Utility Platform Supports Windows Base Only:
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008
Windows 8 (Must install latest version of WinPcap)
Windows Server 2012 (Must install latest version of WinPcap)
Windows 10
Operation Mode TCP Server
TCP Client
UDP Client
Virtual COM
Telnet Sever
Pair Connection-Local(Master)
Pair Connection-Pemote(Slave)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 97 x 70 x 26 mm
Weight 200g
Power Supply External Power Adaptor 5V DC / 2A max.
Power Consumption 5.5 watts (max)
Mechanical Metal
Environment Operating Temperature: 0~50 degrees C
Storage Temperature: -10~70 degrees C
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% RH
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% RH
Emissions FCC Class A, CE Certification Class A
Standards • IEEE 802.3 10Base-T,
• IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX
• EIA / TIA RS-232 / 422 / 485
Regulatory Approval RoHS
Compatible Media Converter Chassis MC-700 / MC-1500/ MC-1500R
Note Reset Button on the rear panel for reset to factory default


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