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Introducing the Equinox ESP-2 MI — a 2-port serial-to-LAN adapter

Jan 31, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views takes a look at the Equinox ESP-2 MI, a 2-port serial-to-LAN adapter based on an embedded Motorola Coldfire microprocessor running uClinux. This 'device profile' briefly covers the functions of the device, its internal hardware and software, and why Linux was selected as its embedded operating system . . .

“The Equinox ESP-2 MI is a compact, 2-port serial hub that offers IP-based LAN connectivity to systems and devices which have serial ports, but lack direct network interfaces. Equinox expects the device, which uses embedded Linux as its internal operating system, to be popular in industrial/manufacturing environments, which are increasingly migrating away from proprietary 'fieldbus' interfaces, toward standard TCP/IP networks. Other applications for the device are likely to be in the hospitality, medical, and security markets . . .”

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