RS232 To IP

Best RS232 To IP Ethernet Converter

RS232 and IP Basic Information

Since the appearance of the first personal computers on the market and its rapid, almost expotential development, it has been over thirty years, but the progress in data transmission has been and still remains even faster. The first electrical cables, on which analog signals were sent, did not differ from the telephone wires of the Graham Bell epoch. Only the RS-232 Standard, which describes the method of connection of DTE devices (Data Terminal Equipment), i.e. data end devices (e.g. computer) and DCE devices (Data Communication Equipment), i.e. data communication devicce changed the assimilation.

The standard specifies the names of the connector contacts and the signals assigned to them as well as the electrical specification of the internal circuits. This standard defines standards for plugs and cords of serial COM ports. The RS-232 standard (recommended one) was developed in 1962 at the request of the American Electronics Manufacturers Association (Electronic Industries Alliance) to unify signal parameters and design devices capable of exchanging digital data over a telephone network. It was necessary to drastically reduce signal losses and improve transmission control. RS232 type plugs appeared.

The Internet Protocol (IP) is a network protocol widely used in computer networks and forms the basis of the Internet. It is the implementation of the Internet layer of the TCP / IP model or the network layer of the OSI model. IP is a connectionless protocol. No state is established with the communication partners. The IP is the first layer of the Internet protocol family independent of the transmission medium. This means that using IP address and subnet mask for IPv4, or prefix length for IPv6, computers within a network can be grouped into logical units called subnets. On this basis, it is possible to address computers in larger networks and to send them IP packets, since logical addressing is the basis for routing (routing and forwarding of network packets).

The combination of both data transmission systems quickly led to a situation where it was necessary to greatly increase the bandwidth of links, precisely control the process and extensive control of their correctness. Data exchange between their carriers today requires huge transmission speeds and very high density of modulation of transmitted information. Without fiber optic connections, fast and effective convergence of media and signals, it is impossible to operate modern computers and AV equipment, which is actually a special kind of computer in fact. Multi-channel, high-performance devices using fiber cable optic transporting with sophisticated solutions designed and offered by Thor Broadcast are interesting proposals for all potential users.

Best RS232 To IP Ethernet Converters

This Device Extends 4 HD-SDI or SD-SDI Digital Video Signals for a long distance over Single Mode Fiber Optic Cable. This Unit provides return path RS-485 in addition to Aux port that supports audio RS-232 / RS-422 or contact closure


  • Supports 4 Full HD-SDI @ 1.5Gbps or lower SDI or ASI digital video
  • Transports embedded audio channels as well as SDI ancillary data
  • Return path serial RS-485 channel for controlling equipment on Tx end
  • Link alarm indicators on both Tx & Rx indicate a problem with the fiber
This Device is a 1 channel bidirectional HD-SDI video optical transceiver. This Unit has 2 Shared Bi-directional 10/100Mb/s Ethernet Data transmitting (2 RJ45 Ports) with Unidirectional RS-485 Control data over optical single-mode fiber with optional 2 Analog Audios.



The F-1MSDI-L-2TX is a mini fiber optic transport unit that is utilizes and extra loop out SDI connector on the transmitter for monitoring and for additional screening. The matching receiver F-1MSDI-L-2RX uses the same technology as the transmitter so you can actually have 2 SDI outputs on the receiving end of the fiber. This allows for easy access to redistribute a primary fiber cable that needs to be split to two SDI outputs. It allows you to transmit HD or SD-SDI as per SMPTE 424M-2006, 292 and 259, with or without embedded audio and data, as well as DVB-ASI over one single mode or multimode fiber. Signals are equalized and re-clocked prior to fiber optic transmission. The transmitter features a re-clocked and equalized SDI loop through and the receiver features two re-clocked and equalized SDI outputs. You need both the transmitter F-1MSDI-L-2TX and receiver F-1MSDI-L-2RX.


  • Signal is equalized and re-clocked prior to fiber optic transmission
  • Transmitter features a re-clocked SDI loop through
  • Receiver features two re-clocked SDI outputs
  • 3G SDI model avialable
  • Immunity to pathological patterns over entire link budget and operatingtemperature range
  • Compliant with SMPTE 259M-2006,292-2006,  (424M-2006, 297-2006 Optional- model dependent)
  • Supports transmission of SMPTE305M-2005, 310M-2004, 344M-2000,DVB-ASI
  • Supports both Single Mode and Multimode ( 62.5u & 50u) fiber types
  • Supports HD/SD-SDI inputs with orwithout embedded audio and data
  • 15 dB Optical Link Budget @ 1.5Gbps and 2.97 Gbps for 3G SDI model
  • Wide operating temperature range:-10° C to +50° C
  • Available in Box and Card versions
This Device is HD video over interent RTMP, SDI, HDMI point to point. This unit provides Composite and 3G-SDI over LAN WAN from point to point solution


  •  1080p50/60 Encoding & Decoding
    • 40 types of input format available
    • D1 ~ 1080p50/60
  •  H.264 / MJPEG Dual Compression Algorithm
  •  Various Input / Output Format
    • Composite, HDMI & 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI
  •  Embedded Audio on HDMI & SDI based on G.711/AAC
  •  RTSP / RTP / RTMP / MPEG-TS Supported
  •  Simultaneous Streaming and recording (USB)
  •  Efficient Encoding Performance
    • Primary : Max. 16Mbps
    • Secondary 1, 2, 3 : Max 4Mbps with 1920 x 1080
This Device Extends 4 HD-SDI or SD-SDI Digital Video Signals in both directions at 1.5Gbps each for a long distance over Single Mode Fiber Optic Cable. In addition, dual Aux ports provide additional capacity by adding up to 4 analog bi-directional audio, 2 full duplex RS-232/422 links, or 4 contact closure lines per Aux interface


  • Supports 4- bi-directional Full HD-SDI @ 1.5Gbps or lower SDI
  • Transports embedded audio channels as well as SDI ancillary data
  • Return path serial RS-485 channel for controlling equipment on Tx end
  • Link alarm indicators on both Tx & Rx indicate a problem with the fiber

The above models described briefly are a good example of simple but versatile and useful solutions that allow the use of very fast data transmission over short and even very long distances. Modern TV and audio / video systems require from the transmission equipment very high working parameters little or no differing from computer systems, which are actually their integral part. The Thor Broadcast offer is very good at meeting these requirements.

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