There are serial to Ethernet devices out there that have mini web servers
built in to them as well. I think they call them rabbits. Some programs will
allow you to map a com port  to an IP address as well. Maybe that would be
of use.



Thank You,
Brian Webster

-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] Solar controller - snmp or serial?


http://www.serial-port-redirector.com/ - another windows-side client
that looks promising.

I'd rather have native serial connectivity though, but this may be the
best we can do.


Randy Cosby wrote:
> Hm... looks like that may not be necessary:
>
> In Routeros 3.0rc2:
>
> *) RFC 2217 serial server TCP to serial
>    Now you can set the serial port to RFC 2217 server mode and
>    you can use a remote application to communicate/control the serial
device.
>    Find out more about this protocol at
http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2217.html
>
> I see one program out there so far that will redirect the serial port on a
windows device to point to one of these serial servers...
>
>
http://dir.filewatcher.com/d/FreeBSD/4.3-release/i386/sredird-1.1.8.tgz.2006
3.html
>
>
> Anyone tried this?  May make a nice UPS control application as well!
>
>
>
> Eric Rogers wrote:
>
>> Have you considered serial extenders?  Then you can centrally monitor
>> them all?
>>
>> Lantronix.com
>>
>> Eric Rogers
>> Precision Data Solutions, LLC
>> (317) 831-3000 x200
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
>> Behalf Of Randy Cosby
>> Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 11:20 AM
>> To: wireless@wispa.org
>> Subject: [WISPA] Solar controller - snmp or serial?
>>
>> I'm planning to upgrade from a 30 to 60 amp solar controller soon on one
>>
>> of our sites when we add more panels / batteries.  This time I'd like to
>>
>> make sure I get a good, remotely-monitorable (is that a word?) unit.
>> Any recommendations?
>>
>> Morningstar Tristar 60 looks good, but I'm not sure yet if the serial
>> console will actually work with anything other than their windows
>> software.  I'd like to be able to hook this up to a mikrotik or cisco
>> serial port to remotely monitor amps in / out, etc.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>>
>>
>
>

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