The silex SX-3000GB is a professional USB Device Server that we recommend to allow USB devices to be located on a network beyond normal USB distance from PCs needing to connect to them. Unlike most commonly available alternatives it has a reliable chipset / software combination that allows the correct identification of a wide range of different USB devices.
Currently we do not recommend any other similar products for use with our EasyTime USB reader.
This is a quality USB - Serial converter from Digi - a well established munufacturer with reliable Windows Drivers. Hassle-free solution for adding a serial port to a PC, server, laptop, or thin client no need to open the chassis, power down or reconfigure the system.
* One USB to one DB9-Port
* hot-swappable peripheral device connectivity
* Automatic port reacquisition
* Plug-and-play compliant; hot-swappable
* Full hardware and software flow control
* No additional IRQ or memory address requirements
A quality wireless networking product from Digi, complete with a robust Windows virtual com port driver.
The Digi Connect Wi SP allows the EasyTime reader to be located elsewhere on the local network and will power the EasyTime bi-directional RS232 reader.
A wireless network access point on the same network as the EasyTime PC and the Digi Connect.
A mains socket within 1 metre of the Connect Wi SP.
An unused network IP address to be available on the network for allocation to the Digi Connect.
Digi Connect's RealPort software to be installed on the EasyTime PC and one of COM1 to COM4 to be available on it for use by the Digi Connect's RealPort driver.
The Digi Connect will need to be configured via a Web Browser from the EasyTime PC.
A quality product from Digi, complete with a robust Windows virtual com port driver.
The Digi One SP allows the EasyTime reader to be located elsewhere on the local network and will power the EasyTime bi-directional RS232 reader.
A Cat5 network point and patch lead.
EasyTime PC must be networked and accessable on the same network as the Digi One SP.
A mains socket within 1 metre of the Digi One SP.
An unused network IP address to be available on the network for allocation to the Digi One SP.
Digi One SP's RealPort software to be installed on the EasyTime PC and one of COM1 to COM4 to be available on it for use by the Digi One SP's RealPort driver.
The Digi One SP will need to be configured via a Web Browser from the EasyTime PC.
A very useful device to add wired network devices to a WiFi network, WiFi devices, iPads etc, to a wired network, extend a WiFi network or bridge WiFi networks.
150Mbps wireless data rates ideal for video streaming, online gaming and internet calling. Tiny - Ideal for discreet location, home or travel use. Supports AP (default), Client, Router, Repeater and Bridge modes. Powered through a micro USB port by an external power adapter or USB connection to a computer. Supplied with UK USB power adapter, USB to micro USB cable, ashort, flat Cat5 network cable, english instructions and documentation on a mini CD.
Keyspan 4 port USB Network Server
Price: £97.50 (Excluding VAT at 20%)
Unfortunately this is now discontinued.
The Keyspan USB Server makes it possible for USB printers (including multi-function printers), USB scanners and other types of USB devices to be used and shared by PCs on a network. It is ideal for home office, small office or classroom use. Driver and other downloads are available here:
A 4 port network serial server
Virtual Network Serial Port Software
Free Virtual Serial Port to connect any TCP/IP Terminal server to your Windows as a virtual serial port (e.g. COM 7). Produced by www.HW-group.com.
GSM/GPRS/HSPDA modem and Wi-Fi Hot Spot unit (excluding data SIM and network charges).
The ACTAtek Wireless Data Gateway V-220 is the first true wireless access router. It offers mobile broadband WAN HSDPA connection with data rate up to 7.2Mbps. On Local Area Network (LAN), it supports both the wireless Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and wired Ethernet 10/100Mbps connections.
+ Wireless WAN: Multimode HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS Quad Band 900/1800/1900/2100 MHz
+ Ethernet Port: Take advantage of the built-in 10/100 Ethernet Switch to jump start your own network.
+ Wireless Access Point: Built-in Wireless (802.11b/g) Access Point lets you connect more PCs and allow your whole network to share high-speed Internet connection without running wires.
+ Wall-mount Slot: There are 4 wall-mount slots on the bottom panel of the router. Besides horizontal placement, expand your imagination by mounting the device on the wall for maximum space usage and radio signal.
+ SIM Card Compartment: Standard SIM Card slot for a Mobile Broadband SIM Card (available separately from your Mobile Broadband service provider).
EasyTime: pair RJ45 socketed DB9 plug & socket
Price: £15.00 (Excluding VAT at 20%)
A pair of DB9 connectors to enable the EasyTime reader's data connection to be extended via Cat 5 cabling.
Together with optional Cat 5 cables.
N.B. for Serial EasyTime Readers only (not USB), connections made must be kept within RS232 distance limits. Due to the variation in PC COM port implementations and the local environment no guarantee can be made beyond 8 metres, however EasyTime reader connections with longer distances have been successfully installed.
5 metre serial cable with 9-pin D-type female to 9-pin D-type male connectors, for EasyTime and EasyTime Version 2.
(Not suitable for EasyTime USB or multiple/remote readers)
N.B. connections made must be kept within RS232 distance limits. Due to the variation in PC COM port implementations and the local environment no guarantee can be made beyond 8 metres, however EasyTime reader connections with longer distances have been successfully installed.
USB HID to Serial Interface with ready configured DB25 pin female (for PC com2) and DB9 pin female (for PC com1) adapters. N.B. operates at a fixed 9600 baud 8-bit, no parity and requires serial device to have hardware flow control to avoid overflow / data loss.
The HID (Human Interface Device) interface takes advantage of inbuilt drivers in Windows (98 SE onwards) and Mac OS (9 and X onwards) where the data received at the serial interface is passed to the current application as if it had been entered at the keyboard.