RF IDeas’ pcProx® card readers, part of the WaveID® family, are perfect for customers seeking to leverage their existing card systems with Multi-Function and Single-Function Printer capabilities. In some network applications, it is not practical to add a network drop to accommodate the card reader. In these such cases, the preferred solution is to utilize a device that provides two ethernet ports, acting as a two port switch, thus eliminating the need for an additional network drop installation and the associated costs.
Utilizing Secure Printing features saves time and money throughout your operation.
Security/Compliance: Sensitive documents are no longer left visible to anyone walking up to a printer.
Day-to-Day Cost Savings: The amount of paper and toner are reduced as the amount of print jobs goes down.
Green: No longer are print jobs abandoned or forgotten at printers, wasting resources.
Flexibility: Print jobs are no longer limited to the local printer. A print job can be printed in one location and picked up at any other location, even across the country. No more carrying heavy bundles of presentations from office to office.
RF IDeas designed the Ethernet 241 to allow a pcProx card reader and application device to simultaneously communicate via an Ethernet connection, using a single network drop. The Ethernet 241 acts as a two-port switch that provides a pass-thru Ethernet port for a printer and a second Ethernet port that is built into the device.
The 241 has two Ethernet connectors designated as the Network port and Printer port. The device also provides one USB port*, one RS-232 DB9 port, and one 5 VDC port that is used to supply power to the unit via the supplied power adapter.
*Ethernet 241 USB/Serial device only. The Ethernet 241 Serial, does not provide a USB port.
The Ethernet 241 provides two, one for the device and one for the printer.
DHCP or Static
LPS-5V1.2 AM multi-plug (included).
Through pcProx Config Utility
The Ethernet mode of operation will be configurable as: auto-negotiate 10 Mbps half duplex, 10 Mbps full duplex, or 100 Mbps full duplex. The Printer port will provide no management access to the 241, nor will it be assigned a MAC address. The Ethernet mode will be set to auto-negotiate.
The following rules will be applied:
1. If the packet contains an ARP request for an IP address that matches that of the 241, the packet will be responded to by the 241 and not forwarded to the Printer port.
2. If the packet contains an IP header matching the 241’s IP address AND there is a TCP header having a destination port number matching the serial tunnel port, the packet will be passed to the serial tunnel process. The packet will not be forwarded to the Printer.
3. If the packet contains an IP header matching the 241’s IP address AND there is a TCP header having a destination port number matching the telnet port, the packet will be passed to the telnet process. The packet will not be forwarded to the Printer.
4. All other packets will be forwarded to the Printer without being processed by the 241.
Power: 5 VDC
Indicator: LED for power condition and error faults
Ports: (2) RJ 45; (1) RS-232 DB9 for RF IDeas card readers; (1) 5 VDC power supply input; *(1) USB and *(1) Mini-USB port. ---*Serial only model does not contain the (1) USB or (1) Mini-USB ports.
Moutning: Super Velcro tabs (included)
Certifications: FCC Certification, United States; CE Mark, Europe; C-TICK, Industry Canada
Warranty: One year for material/workmanship defects; see complete policy for details.