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RS-232 to IP recommendations


tdmarra

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Hi,

 

I have an Ademco Vista-20P that I would like to interface to my ISY using the NuTech AD2SERIAL (this is the RS-232 version, not the USB version) ((http://www.nutech.com/online-store/1635.html))

 

I would like to use a serial to IP converter to allow access from the ISY. I have found the following three options:

ELK IP232: http://www.elkproducts.com/product-cata ... -converter

Global Cache iTach TCP/IP to Serial: http://www.globalcache.com/products/itach/ip2sl-pspecs/

Autelis: http://www.autelis.com/universal-rs232- ... e-isy.html

 

Does anyone have experience with any of these three devices and can either recommend or advise avoiding?

 

Or even better, does anyone have experience with my desired configuration:

Ademco Vista <--> AD2SERIAL <--> (one of the above or other) <--> ISY

 

I plan to use the network module on my ISY to communicate with ELK/iTach/Autelis/other device.

 

Thanks,

Tom

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The IP232 is a very nice serial server (pricey but nice).

The iTach is good as well, never tried the Autelis.

 

Once Eyez-On release the TPI for the Honeywell firmware, I'll be adding support for Honeywell alarms to DSCLink.

http://www.eyezon.com/?page_id=176

http://www.automationshack.com/dsclink.html

 

The network module will give you minimal functionality since you can only send commands to the alarm (not receive).

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Hi io_guy,

 

Thanks for the feedback I had not heard of the Eyez-On device. I will check it out.

 

Regarding receiving info from the alarm system, at least with the Autelis device, the documentation indicates that it is possible. But it does appear to be a little cumbersome: "Rules are applied to all incoming serial port data and allow you to match patterns and send the results to ISY variables" ( http://www.autelis.com/wiki/index.php?t ... ce_for_ISY ) This may be good enough for my application.

 

Any idea of when the Honeywell TPI would be released by Eyez-On?

 

Thanks,

Tom

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Autelis has been rock solid for me. Got good help from them to get started and they modified their firmware twice to add stuff I wanted.

 

I also use a free s/w serial server from Piracom to feed my DSC comm to DSCLink. I do end up with an occasional missed event ( door open doesn't trigger program as it should) but I haven't figured out where the problem actually lies. The thing is it's free so you can just download it to see if it works for you.

 

 

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