Connecting smart cameras to Profibus, Ethernet, RS485...
Models with an /E suffix in their part number (e.g. VC2038/E e VC2065/E, see the complete family map) have a built in Ethernet TCP/IP port that allows connecting via any LAN or the Internet to several other cameras, PCs etc. Parameters may be setup or images may be displayed (even live ones) on any node in the network!
For all other models (with just an RS232) please consideru using the available
RS232 to Profibus or Ethernet converters.
SMARTVIEW's RS232 link has some limitations when:
A solution is readily available: you can use simple converter boxes from RS232 to other standards!
They are small, low cost units that you can plug into the RS232 port without any special programming or modification of your SMARTVIEW software.
You can even remote your I/Os.
It is therefore very simple to connect several cameras on a shared line or even over the Internet!
Several protocols are available, including:
Many manufacturers are available, here are a few links:
Deutschmann Gmbh (in English, many differen protocols)