The Digi EtherLite network serial concentrator connects asynchronous serial ports to your network. The EtherLite Family replaces the installation of serial adapters in servers for applications in POS/retail, process control, data collection and console management of clusters, routers, hubs, switches, PBXs and other networking devices with console ports.A single TCP/IP session services the traffic from all ports, not the conventional one-session-per-port method. This means less overhead at the host and less traffic on the Ethernet . In addition, the EtherLite ports appear as local TTYs under UNIX and as native COM ports under Windows NT or Windows 2000. These locally administered, "hardware-style" ports allow full control of serial ports.The EtherLite models feature real serial ports and do not carry the burden of Telnet, Rlogin, Reverse Telnet or other complex networking overhead. This makes the EtherLite simple to install and configure. Just attach the units to a twisted-pair Ethernet segment, set the IP address, and load the device driver under UNIX, Windows NT or Windows 2000. The simple instruction guide included with the EtherLite and automated procedures save you valuable time.The Digi EtherLite supports port speeds up to 115 Kbps, ideal for handling all of today's serial devices. Hardware and software flow control is provided to manage data flow at even higher baud rates. All this performance for an extremely low price per port. With over 15 million ports shipped, Digi is #1 in serial connectivity. The EtherLite Family is one part of that legacy.