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Industrial Communication

Advantech is a global leader in industrial communication, industrial Ethernet switches, data acquisition (DAQ), industrial computer and control products which are widely used in industrial and laboratory applications such as: monitoring, motion control, data acquisition (DAQ), and automated testing. There are five major categories in industrial communication - PC/104, PCI-bus, ISA-bus, USB-based, and Compact PCI modules including USB modules, PC/104 modules, ISA cards, IO drivers, signal conditioning modules, terminal boards and Compact PCI system. With multiple wiring terminals and extensive software support, Advantech provides industrial Ethernet switched with reliable, efficient, and cost-saving industrial for computer solutions. Advantech's DAQ products could simply be bundled with versatile industrial PC chassis, backplanes, CPU modules, flat panel monitors and embedded automation computers

Product Categories

  • Industrial Ethernet Solutions

    Advantech's industrial Ethernet solution provides Ethernet Switches and Ethernet Converters, varying from Fast Ethernet to Gigabit port switches; from copper to fiber optic, and Power over Ethernet. Advantech's managed Ethernet switches incorporate X-Ring technology that offers the fastest redundant ring recovery time (<10ms). Furthermore, the robust design, wide temperature, DIN-rail, and +12~48 VDC redundant power inputs make our products suitable for rugged industrial applications. With energy saving design, Advantech offers more efficient gigabit port switch, optic converter and RJ54 converter to meet your concern.

    • Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switches

      Advantech's Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switches are designed for use in demanding industrial environments, offering unmatched performance, reliability, and value. With no setup required, they are truly plug-and-play. Models of unmanaged industrial Ethernet are available in standard 10/100Mbps and gigabit 10/100/1000Mbps speeds, with both copper wire and fiber optic connections.
    • Managed Redundant Industrial Ethernet Switches

      Advantech's EKI-7000 Industrial Managed Ethernet Switches allows users to expand their industrial network fast and cost-effectively, while the rugged industrial-grade design assures reliability and stability. Moreover, Advantech's X-Ring technology offers the fastest recovery time (< 10 ms) to increase the reliability and speed of network infrastructures. Advantech industrial management switches, EKI-7000 series, are an ideal solution for easily managing applications at the central office or local site.
    • Power over Ethernet (PoE)

      Advantech's PoE (Power over Ethernet) solutions provide up to 15.4 watts of power per-port, and can be used to power IEEE802.3af compliant devices (PD) through an Ethernet cable eliminating the need for additional wiring. Advantech EKI PoE devices come with compact metal housing that rates IP30 to help against from dusty industrial environments. All products of Power over Ethernet help realize centralized power supplies for automation applications.
    • EN50155 Industrial Ethernet Switches

      Advantech’s EN50155 M12 Ethernet Switches have passed EN50155 certification which enables them to withstand severe shock and vibration, therefore ensuring reliable transmission for carriage Ethernet backbone communication in moving vehicles. They are designed for many Ethernet switch applications such as video surveillance systems and carriage status monitors, seatback entertainment systems on high speed rail, subways, trams, or buses.
    • IEC61850-3 Ethernet Switches

      IEC61850-3 Ethernet Switches
    • Industrial Ethernet Media Converters

      Advantech's Industrial Ethernet Media Converters are compact and robust devices designed to convert Gigabit Ethernet or Fast Ethernet networks into Gigabit or Ethernet fiber optic networks by transparently converting digital electric Ethernet signals to optical signals. With sophisticated industry technology, Advantech ensures the reliability of Ethernet media converters for any gigabit Ethernet and fast Ethernet solutions.
    • Accessories

      Advantech's small pluggable (SFP) transceiver family is available in a variety of types, allowing users to ensure Fast Ethernet network and select the appropriate transceiver for each link, while the secure lock design can fix the SFP module firmly into the switch. Advantech's SFP transceivers also feature a compact design to provide high port density which is compliant with Fast Ethernet and IEEE802.3z Gigabit Ethernet standards. Advantech's SFP transceivers ensure networks operate with maximum performance, reliability, and flexibility.
  • Fiber Ethernet Media Converters

    Review an extensive range of multi mode or single mode, Commercial and Industrial, Ethernet to fiber media converters that are designed for every conversion requirement. Our managed and unmanaged models feature duplex or single fiber, PoE, and FTTX mode converters.

    • Miniature 10/100 Mbps Copper to Fiber Media Converters

      The MiniMc LFPT family is one of the industry’s smallest media converters measuring only 3.5 x 2 inches and offers Link Fault Pass Through (LFPT) for ease of troubleshooting fault conditions. Copper distances can be extended 2 km to 80 km with DIN Rail or rack mount bracket mounting options.
    • Miniature Gigabit Copper to Fiber Ethernet Media Converters

      The Giga-MiniMc LFPT family is one of the industry’s smallest Gigabit media converters measuring only 3.5 x 2 inches and offers Link Fault Pass Through (LFPT) for ease of troubleshooting fault conditions. Copper distances can be exteded 220/500 m to 10 km with SC models and SFP port models offer various distances. All available with DIN Rail or rack mount bracket mounting options.
    • Industrial Grade, Wide Temp Gigabit Copper to Fiber Ethernet Media Converters

      The IE-Giga-MiniMc with LFPT family is one of the industry’s smallest extended temperature Gigabit media converters measuring only 3.5 x 2 inches and offers Link Fault Pass Through (LFPT) for ease of troubleshooting fault conditions. Copper distances can be exteded 220/500 m to 15 km with SC models and SFP port models offer various distances. All available with DIN Rail or rack mount bracket mounting options.
    • 3 Port Gigabit Copper to Fiber Ethernet Media Converters

      The Giga-McBasic-II features two 10/100/1000Mbps copper ports and one SFP fiber port with Link Fault Pass Through (LFPT) for ease of troubleshooting fault conditions.
    • PoE Gigabit Ethernet Media Converters

      The PoE and PoE Giga-MiniMc/LFPT are Power Source Equipment (PSE) that feature 2 -10/100/1000Base-T copper ports and one SFP uplink port that supports either copper or fiber SFP. The PoE Giga-MiniMc is capable of powering two Powered Devices (PD) over standard CAT5 cable or better, whereas the PoE Giga-MiniMc/LFPT can power one PD device via a copper port while delivering data over the other copper port.
    • Managed Gigabit Demarcation Ethernet Media Converter

      The IE-MultiWay is a value-based, Carrier-class managed Gigabit Ethernet solution that is ideal for use as Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) at the customer’s network edge as well as fiber networks. It combines media conversion with network management and trouble shooting features which include port based VLAN and VLAN trunks, IEEE 802.1ad (Q-in-Q) and user definable EtherType.
    • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Media Converter

      Satisfying today’s networking needs while preparing for tomorrow’s cabling requirements can make designing and installing the physical layer of networks a daunting task. The decreasing cost of fiber optic cabling and switching equipment makes all-optical LANs the obvious choice when future-proofing network equipment. Replacing legacy equipment and wiring infrastructure is a costly choice. Managed media conversion allows implementation of new technologies on existing networks, while monitoring all connections, to keep networks running and up-to-date.
    • Modular Chassis

      Reduce expenses and overcome media and mode conversion challenges with the iMediaChassis series. These modular chassis networking solutions allow you to change protocols by changing the module, rather than the entire unit.
    • Mode Converters

      Extend your reach and easily make connections with our fiber mode converters. These Ethernet mode converters are flexible, easy-to-configure solutions for connecting fiber segments with dissimilar fiber types.
    • 10/100 Mbps Managed Optical Demarcation Compact CPE Device

      The compact IE-MiniFiberLinX-II provides point-to-point fiber optic connections with a unique management tool to monitor the entire link between two locations. IE-MiniFiberLinX-II CPE for fiber optic networks allows service providers to deliver “triple-play” voice, video and data services to customer premises.
    • Ethernet SNMP-Manageable Media Converter

      The IE-iMcV-2xLIM, TX/SFP is a Fast Ethernet module which provides two conversions of 100Base-TX twisted pair to 100Base-FX/SX singlemode or multi-mode fiber. There are two sets of ports, RJ-45 (copper) and SFP (fiber). The SFP port supports all MSA and Cisco compliant, SC, LC and single-strand fiber (SSF), 155 Mbps SFPs. Designed as a Layer 1 device, the IE-iMcV-2xLIM is entirely transparent to both Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols. The IE-iMcV-2xLIM is SNMP-manageable and can be installed into the modular, SNMP-manageable iMediaChassis or the MediaChassis series.
    • SNMP Management Module

      Network management module allows for centralized monitoring of LAN/WAN.
    • Accessories

      Industry-leading Ethernet and networking accessories you need for all your industrial applications. From advanced network management to DIN rail power supply adapters, these Ethernet accessories provide reliability at a great value.
  • Serial Device Servers

    Advantech's Serial Device Servers, programmable device servers and Modbus gateways are easy to install and configure, support wired and wireless networking and provide various operation modes to satisfy rigorous industrial automation needs. EKI-1000 Serial Device Servers enable RS-232/422/485 serial devices to be dual-connected to Ethernet switches for unrivaled reliability. Product line covers wired and wireless (WLAN, GPRS, 3G) serial device server, modbus gateway, and programmable device server.

    • Serial Device Servers

      The serial device servers enable RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 serial devices to be connected to a host computer over an Ethernet network quickly and cost-effectively. No extra programming effort is required at the host computer, so software development costs can be saved. Serial device servers are especially suitable for remotely controlling and monitoring your serial devices via the Ethernet and they also are ideal for connection to RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 serial devices.
    • Wireless Device Server

      Advantech Wireless device server that bring RS-232/422/485 to wireless LAN or LAN. Allow nearly any device with serial ports to connect and share an WLAN network. Providing a quick, simple and cost-effective way to bring the advantages of remote management and data accessibility to thousands of devices that cannot connect to a network. With wireless device server, your existing serial devices can be used with the most popular operating systems on the market. There is no need to write special drivers for specific operating systems. Moreover, you can make serial devices communicate with other devices peer-to-peer, without any intermediate host PCs and software programming. That saves a lot of cost and effort. In addition, you can actively request data or issue commands from the RS-232/422/485 side or wireless LAN side. This data can be sent bilaterally. Thus, wireless device server are especially suitable for remote monitoring environments such as security systems, factory automaton, SCADA, transportation and more. &quot;
    • Modbus Gateway

      The Modbus Serial Device Server as an interface between Modbus serial devices and computer hosts running Modbus/TCP on Ethernet networks. Fully compliant with Modbus/TCP, the Modbus Serial Device Server offers a convenient solution to connect existing devices or controllers running Modbus serial protocol (Modbus/ASCII or Modbus/RTU) to an Ethernet network.
    • USB Device Server

      Advantech’s USB serial device server allows PC users to connect a serial device through LAN to a system that use a USB interface, such as USB Monitors, Printer, and Scanner. Further fulfilling a virtual environment, USB-to-LAN serial device servers enhance user-intuitiveness and efficiency while cut your hardware requirement and extra costs; instantly convert the connected devices for access anywhere on your network. With Hot swap and Bus-powered function support, our USB-to-LAN serial device servers avoid the delay and trouble of restarting complex equipment, with no need for external power supply. We provide hot-swappable USB Device Servers with bundled software requiring no further cards slots or IRQ addresses setup, a simple way to extend and share your USB device over long distances, for multiple users connected to your Ethernet network maintaining a virtual environment.
  • Industrial Wireless

    Advantech's industrial wireless solutions cover cost effective entry level AP's/CPE's to high end multiple function Mesh AP/Stations. To fulfill the needs and cover all types of applications, we design these industrial wireless products with AP's/CPE's and different frequency configurations from fixed 2.4GHz and 5GHz to a selectable 2.4 or 5 GHz. For Mesh AP/Stations series, we also provide up to 2 and 3 radio models in a single device for redundancy purposes.

    • EKI-6331AN

      The EKI-6331AN is a feature rich wireless AP/Client which provides a reliable 5GHz wireless connectivity for industrial environments. The PoE injector enhances flexibility in deployment of this AP/Client even where the DC power supply is hard to fulfill. As an 802.11n compliant device, EKI-6331AN provides 6 times higher data rates than legacy 802.11a devices. With MIMO 2 x 2 technology, EKI-6331AN provides both robust wireless connectivity as well as high throughput rate in wireless transmission. With the support of WMM and IGMP snooping protocols, EKI-6331AN effectively improves the reliability of wireless connectivity, especially in applications that need high reliability and high throughput data transmission. To secure wireless connections, EKI-6331AN implements the latest encryption technologies including WPA2/WPA/802.1x for powerful security authentication.
    • EKI-6332GN

      The EKI-6332GN is a feature rich wireless AP/Client which provides a reliable wireless connectivity for industrial environments. The PoE injector enhances flexibility in deployment of this AP/Client even where the DC power supply is hard to fulfill. As an 802.11n compliant device, EKI-6332GN provides 6 times higher data rates than legacy 802.11g devices. With the support of STP, WMM and IGMP snooping protocols, EKI-6332GN effectively improves the reliability of wireless connectivity, especially in applications that need high reliability and high throughput data transmission. To secure wireless connections, EKI-6332GN implements the latest encryption technologies including WPA2/WPA/802.1x for powerful security authentication.
  • Industrial Fieldbus Gateways

    Our industrial fieldbus gateways provide seamless communication between fieldbus and industrial Ethernet devices as well as support for different protocols. Designed for reliable protocol extensibility and seamless integration with existing network devices, they offer a viable solution for efficiently converting data from devices that use different protocols, thus reducing the need to make expensive device purchases and minimizing the risk of software programming errors. With the addition of these protocol gateway devices into existing network infrastructures, customers can build a seamless data path between otherwise incompatible network devices and extend their useful life without a heavy price tag or need for a major upgrade.

    • Modbus Gateways

      Fully compliant with Modbus/TCP, the Modbus Advantech’s Modbus gateways offer a convenient solution for connecting devices or controllers running the Modbus serial protocol (Modbus/ASCII or Modbus/RTU) to an Ethernet network. Featuring built-in Ethernet switches, Advantech’s Modbus gateways provide transparent connectivity from Modbus/ASCII and Modbus/RTU serial devices to Ethernet-based Modbus/TCP equipment. They have flexible installation options and meet web browser configuration requirements for remote monitoring applications. Our Modbus gateway products provide a simple and cost-effective means to incorporate the advantages of remote management of and data accessibility to devices that otherwise cannot connect to a network, with easy conversion of Modbus/ASCII and Modbus/RTU to Modbus/TCP. Furthermore, for the EKI-1221D/1222D, cascading connections support Ethernet auto-bypass, thus preventing accidental power failure in the event of a Modbus gateway unexpectedly shutting down.
  • Wireless Sensing Network

    Wireless sensing technology delivers the data you need to manage and optimize your operations. Regardless of your industry, the pressure to increase efficiency, reduce waste, reduce energy consumption, and maximize equipment uptimes is constant. Wzzard makes it easy and nonintrusive to capture sensor data from existing equipment and operations, thus facilitating ongoing improvements that lower costs, increase productivity, and reduce waste.

    • Wzzard Wireless Mesh Sensor Network

      The Wzzard™ is an easy to use, complete wireless sensor connectivity platform for the rapid deployment of scalable, intelligent, reliable IoT networking in demanding environments. Because of its efficient distribution of information to single or multiple receivers, low power usage and minimized data packets, it is ideal for mobile or remote locations.
    • Wzzard LoRa Sensing Network

      The Wzzard LoRa intelligent sensor platform quickly and easily creates a complete connectivity stack between your sensors and application, on either your network or the Internet. The platform uses intelligent edge nodes to transmit sensor data to a SmartSwarm 243 LoRa Gateway over a wireless LoRa network.
  • USB to Serial Converters, Hubs and Isolators

    B B SmartWorx powered by Advantech USB products provide plug and play convenience with industrial ruggedness. Look for the orange connector -- you’ll find a high retention port that’s 50% stronger than a conventional USB port. It won’t let go until you want it too. Plus, it works with any standard USB Cable. You'll also find isolation protection built into many of our USB products. It prevents common surges, spikes and ground loops from damaging your equipment.

    • USB to Serial Converters

      Connect RS-232 serial devices to USB ports with�USB to serial converter. �We carry all types of�USB to RS-232 converter�models including ruggedized, in-line, panel mount, isolated, multi-port, single port, and more. Our USB to serial converters offer simple, superior connectivity solutions for a variety of applications in banking, retail, industrial, field service, instrumentation, point-of-sale, security, and labs.�
    • USB Hubs

      Our range of�USB 2.0 hubs�includes award-winning products that are EMC tested and designed for the harshest environments. Whether you want an industrial grade product or an OEM embedded USB �hub module, our selection include cost-effective options that provide durability, flexibility, and high performance.�
    • USB Isolator

      B B SmartWorx powered by Advantech has all the�USB isolators�you need to provide protection against harmful noise, ground loops, surges, and spikes.� From compact USB port isolators for field service applications to EMC tested rugged isolators for unfriendly electrical environments, our products will keep your computer and data secure and safe.�
    • USB Accessories

      Extend your USB connections with high-performance USB and USB-to-serial cables - available in a variety of lengths to meet your connectivity requirements.
  • Serial Converters, Repeaters and Suppressors

    To keep your serial equipment communicating and smoothly integrated with new technologies, B B SmartWorx powered by Advantech has developed the most extensive line of serial conversion and isolation products on the market. Built tough to handle the most demanding environments, our serial products are rugged and reliable.�

    • Data Taps, Splitters, Combiners, Switches

      Whether you need serial data taps, testers, port splitters or port combiners, these simpler technology tools can help you complete your communications system.
    • PCI Serial Port Cards

      Device connectivity is made easy and reliable with PCI serial port cards. Control or access data with fast, cost-effective communications from a variety of serial devices. PCI serial cards are ideal for industrial and time-sensitive applications including automotive diagnostics, HVAC, point-of-sale, court reporting, security and SCADA.
    • Serial Accessories

      Serial accessories for your network ensure reliable serial device connections with cables, null modems, replacement fuses, copper grounding straps, wiring terminal boards, and other accessories.
    • Serial Converters

      Our industrial RS-232 to RS-422 and RS-485 converters are ideally suited for the industrial automation market and other “control panel” applications. Some offer triple isolation and hardened Class 1 Division 2 certification for use in hazardous locations and temperature extremes.
    • Serial Repeaters

      With our data isolation and data repeaters, you can protect your electronics from power spikes, lightning surges, dangerous ground loops, and accidental high voltage shorts, while increasing your data line range.
    • Surge Suppressors

      Protect your equipment and data from harmful power surges and voltage spikes with industrial surge protectors. Our heavy duty and single stage surge protectors can manage all your essential surge suppression requirements.
  • WebAccess/NMS System

    Advantech WebAccess/NMS is a web browser-based software package for networking management system (NMS). It is designed with SNMP and ICMP communication standards for managing all Ethernet-Enabled Advantech products and third-parties’ devices. WebAccess/NMS can bring users an easy-to-use platform to monitor and manage networking remotely. WebAccess/NMS enables industrial grade centralized networking management.

    • WebAccess/NMS

      Advantech WebAccess/NMS is a web browser-based software package for networking management system (NMS). Advantech WebAccess/NMS is designed with SNMP and ICMP communication standards for managing all Ethernet-Enabled Advantech products and third-parties’ devices. WebAccess/NMS can bring users an easy-to-use platform to monitor and manage networking remotely. WebAccess/NMS enables industrial grade centralized networking management. A synthetic platform developed for monitoring, setting and maintaining devices via IP-based network. WebAccess/NMS includes Device Management, Alarm Management, Efficiency Management, Topology Management and System Management

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