NET485 Enhanced - Serial to Ethernet Device Server: No Mounting


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Manufacturer: Grid Connect Inc.

Stock Status: In stock

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Product Description

Made in the USA

The NET485 Enhanced is the newest version of the NET485 with enhanced Firmware. This device is an economical Serial-to-Ethernet adapter with the features of a high-performance device server.

Enhancement Areas

  • Additional DNS support
  • Multiple TCP connections
  • Email authentication and serial triggers
  • Idle gap time
  • UDP datagram

The NET485 RS485 serial to Ethernet adapter allows you to connect either RS422 or RS485 transceivers in your host device to the local network. This connection makes the device network-enabled and eliminates the limitations generally imposed by cable length. Now, the user can communicate with the serial device from anywhere on the network.

The NET485 can be installed up to 4,000 feet away from the host device. Additionally, two NET485 adapters can establish a TCP/IP link for "serial tunneling" data over the local network or the internet as a virtual cable replacement.

Using the RS485 two-wire half-duplex mode, the NET485 serial interface can connect to several devices within a multi-drop network. A built-in web server allows for customized web pages. Serial cable wiring is attached using the labelled screw terminals on the removable terminal block. Power is by an external DC voltage that is connected to the terminal block.

Use the NET485 anywhere a device server is used. With a wide temperature range, the NET485 can be used in commercial and industrial applications.

Common Applications Include:

  • Security panels
  • Vending machines
  • POS (Point of Sale) terminal and machines
  • Remote equipment management
  • IT management
  • Access control
  • Industrial control
  • Home automation
  • Instrumentation


Order Summary



Mounting Option

Manufacturer Part # (MPN)

GC-NET485-ENH No Mounting GC-NET485-ENH
GC-NET485-ENH-DIN DIN Rail Clip & Strap GC-NET485-ENH-DIN
GC-NET485-ENH-SMS Surface Mount Strap GC-NET485-ENH-SMS


Enhanced Features:

  • Additional DNS support to allow the configuration of a domain name to address the remote host in place of specifying a fixed IP address
  • Multiple TCP Connections (max. of 4, connections 3 and 4 passive TCP only, serial receive only)
  • Mixed TCP and UDP access to the serial port
  • An improved serial packing algorithm
  • Idle Gap Time option of 3 ms for less delay in data delivery with packing enabled
  • Email authentication option with configurable user name and password
  • Email serial triggers expanded to support up to a 6-byte match sequence
  • Email trigger option added using a modem dial command where serial data can be placed in the email body
  • UDP Datagram Mode 2 and 12 Support
  • Existing Features

Local or Worldwide Internet Connection:

  • 6-Page built-in Web Server, configuration and user pages
  • Jumpers to enable optional Tx/Rx Termination Resistors
  • 7 pole terminal block for all signals and power connections
  • Configurable for 128, 192 or 256-bit AES Encryption (defaults to no encryption)
  • Serial Device Server using XPort
  • Auto Sensing 10BASET/100BASE-TX compliant
  • Selectable baud rate to 921K
  • 7,8 data bits, multi-drop control
  • Ethernet Activity, Status, and Power LEDs
  • UL and CE certified

Documents and Drivers


NET485 Enhanced User Manual

NET485 Datasheet

NET485 User Manual

NET485 Quick Start Guide

NET485 REACH Certification


Serial to Ethernet Product Support

NET485 DeviceInstaller

NET485 Com Port Redirector


Baud Rate

up to 921K



Configuration Methods

Web and Telnet configuration


  • Network: 10/100 Mbit Ethernet - Auto-Sensing
  • Serial: 7-pole terminal block for power and data line


  • 78.7 x 40.1 x 20.2 mm (3.1 x 1.6 x .794 in.)
  • 63.5 x 40.1 x 20.2 mm (2.5 x 1.6 x .794 in.) - box size with no screw terminal

Indicators LED

  • Ethernet activity
  • Status
  • Power LED's


DIN Rail or Surface Mount Clips



Power Supply

8-24V DC (1 watt)




Configurable to 128-, 192- or 256-bit AES Rinjdael Encryption (default: no encryption)

Temperature Range

-40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF)

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