The new EtherLink/3 serial-to-Ethernet router connects an ASI Controls network or controller to the Internet, a WAN or a local-area network. In the event of a temporary network outage the device stores alarm/event notifications and trend data for transmission when network connectivity is restored. The device also provides SNTP timekeeping and synchronization services, and offers connectivity through both a TCP/IP and a UDP connection on one IP port.
The EtherLink/3 is conveniently configured using an embedded web server. For added convenience, the firmware can also be Flash upgraded by connecting to the device with a browser. Otherwise the EtherLink/3 looks and acts like the older EtherLink/2 device it replaces.