8 and 16 port terminal servers provide 232 only or 232/422/485 selectable serial connectivity for critical applicationsConnectPort TS 8/16 serial servers provide secure, easy RS-232 or RS-232/422/485 serial-to-Ethernet integration of virtually any device into wired Ethernet networks. They are ideal for use in a wide variety of demanding applications such as automation, robotics control, centralized device monitoring and management, data acquisition, and point-of-sale applications requiring COM/TTY ports, serial tunnelling or TCP/ UDP functionality.Enhanced access control, management and configuration capabilities support key security requirements for critical infrastructure and distributed systems. A built-in Python environment enables application development and customization at the device level, including full device connection control, data manipulation and event based actions. The ConnectPort TS implements Digi's patented RealPort COM port redirection software which provides local serial port functionality. The ConnectPort supports both hostinitiated and device-initiated RealPort connection modes. SSH, SSL, TCP and UDP connectivity are also supported to each port. Management of the device is possible through Digi Remote Manager, web services, CLI and SNMP connectivity with mass configuration and customization tools available to preconfigure devices prior to deployment.