Part # : ICS100
Manufacturer SKU : ICS-100
Brand : Planet
Warranty : 1-year Lin Haw warranty

Cost effective solution

For RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 to Ethernet application
PLANET ICS-10x series Media Converter / Device Server provide to converts Serial RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 communication interface over Fast Ethernet networking. Ethernet signal that allows two types of segments to connect easily, efficiently and inexpensively. This converter can be used as a stand-alone unit or as a slide-in module to the PLANET Media Converter Chassis (MC-700, MC-1000 and MC-1500). It's time saving expense for user and SI, no need to replace the existing Serial equipment and software system.

Extend distance: It extends the distance of deploying Serial equipments and hosts.

Remote Manageable: The ICS-100 make connected Serial equipment becomes IP-based. That also makes them be able to connect to a TCP / IP networking immediately. Each Web-Smart converter is able to manage Web Interface. The powerful Web-Smart Media Converter supports Application mode, Serial operation mode connect alarm and IP address, etc. It helps reduce the amount of valuable time that a network administrator spends detecting and locating network problems, otherwise it requires visual inspection of cabling and equipment. Multiple connection options for large networking environment are available as well.

Access Control System V Traditional Installation
Most of the enterprise and government use access control plate and Mifare or RFID to authorize entrance identity. With traditional deploy, access control machine use RS-232 or RS-485 serial interface and cables connect to login server. With connection to ICS-100 Serial over Fast Ethernet Converter, the access control machine is able to be extend over longer distances via Ethernet. Or the ICS-100 can be linked to a XDSL router to get the internet access capability; the access control can be set and monitored over the internet.

Process Control
To monitor, configure and manage the Robot conveyer including other machines in manufacturing, PLC (Programmable Logical Control) is required. The PLC is used to drive above the manufacturing process. The ICS-10x can be set to TCP Server mode and connect the PLC. The administrator can configure and set command settings through Fast Ethernet intranet to control the PLC, the administrator and workstation. There is no need to be always by the side of the I/O machine.

RTU Data Collect UDP Mode
Connect with RTU (Remote Terminal Unit) to collect and monitor the data of waves, signal and power utilization. ICS-100 can be used set-up UDP mode and send data over Fast Ethernet to Local server or over internet to remote server automatically.

Surveillance Motion Control V Pair Connection Mode
Using pair connection along with fiber optical patch cord, the ICS-10x extend RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 interfaces distance from surveillance and scanner to the control keyboard/joystick which is installed in the remote monitor center.

Serial Interface

  • One RS-232 / 422 / 485 port to one 10/100Base-TX Media Converter

  • Cost effective solution for RS-232 to Ethernet application

  • Supports RS-232, 4-wire RS-422 or 2/4-wire RS485 operation

  • Asynchronous serial data rates up to 921600b/s

Ethernet Interface 

  • Complies with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u 10/100Base-TX standard

  • Supports auto MDI/MDI-X function on RJ-45 Port

Smart Functions 

  • Standard TCP / IP interface and versatile operation modes

  • Software Protocol Support ARP, ICMP,TCP / IP, UDP, HTTP server, DHCP client, Telnet server/client

  • Built-in IP-Base Web interface for remote management

  • Serial Operation mode selected via Web management

  • Pair Connection mode for connecting two serial devices over a network

  • PLANET Smart Discovery utility automatically finds PLANET devices on the network

  • Firmware upgrade via HTTP protocol


  • Compact size for easy Installation:

  • Standalone - Wall mountable or DIN-Rail mounting (Optional accessory)

    • Co-work with PLANET MC family Media Chassis ( MC-700 / 1000R / 1500)

    • LED indicators for easy network diagnose

  • Reset Button at the front panel for reset to factory default


Model ICS-100 
Serial Port
Interface RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485
Connector 3-in-1 DB9
Baud rate (Data Rate) 110bps to 921Kbps
Data Bits 5,6,7,8
Stop Bit 1,2
Flow Control None, RTS / CTS, Xon / Xoff
Signals RS-232: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, GND
RS-422: Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-
RS-485(2-wire): Data+, Data-
RS-485(4-wire): Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-
Fast Ethernet Port
Standard 10/100Base-TX
Connector RJ-45
Mode -
Distance 100m
Optical Wavelength -
Cable Twisted-pair
Protection Built-in 1.5KV magnetic isolation
LED Indicators System: Power
TP or Fiber Port: Link / Active
Serial Port: Serial port mode, RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485
Management Web Management
PLANET Smart Discovery Utility
Operation Mode Virtual COM Port
TCP Server
TCP Client
UDP Client
Pair Connection
Dimension (W x D x H) 97 x 70 x 26 mm
Weight 200g
Power Supply External Power Adaptor 5V DC / 2A max.
Power Consumption 5.5 Watts (max)
Mechanical Metal
Environment Operating Temperature: 0~50 Degree C
Storage Temperature: -10~70 Degree C
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% RH
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% RH
Emissions FCC Class A, CE Certification Class A
Standards IEEE 802.3 10Base-T,
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX / 100Base-FX
EIA / TIA RS-232 / 422 / 485
Regulatory Approval RoHS
Compatible Media Converter Chassis MC-700 / 1000R / 1500
Note Reset Button at the rear panel for reset to factory default