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Ness – Ethernet to Serial Bridge


Ness – Ethernet to Serial Bridge



The IP232 is an Ethernet to RS-232 Serial Port Bridge.

It may be used to connect any standard serial communications device such as a PC, an audio/video distribution system, or an Ness-M1 Control or Ness D8X / D16X, to an Ethernet network.

It allows bi-directional communication between the two. It operates as a network server, which means it does not initiate network connections, but rather, accepts them.

The IP232 is required to connect the D8X / D16X to the Ness aComms and iComms Apps or the Ness M1 Touchscreen to the Russound Audio Distribution system.


  • Supports both UDP and TCP protocols – Allows up to twelve (12) simultaneous TCP-IP network connections
  • Up to twelve (12) “Rules” may be programmed to make outgoing connections.
  • Outgoing connections may be initiated upon power up or when serial activity is detected.
  • They may remain connected indefinitely or for a set time period.
  • Selectable baud rate from 300 to 115200 baud
  • Supports software handshaking (XON/XOFF) and hardware handshaking (RTS/CTS)- Multiple Bridges can be used on the same network
  • Can be updated in the field with new firmware using the Configuration Utility
  • Integrated 802.3 compliant 10/100 Mbit network interface
  • RS232, DB9M 9-pin serial port connection
  • Connects to the M1 RS-232 Serial port (Port 0).
  • RJ45 8-pin Network Jack
  • 2.1mm barrel type power connector (center positive)
  • LED Indicators for Power, Link, and Data