Data Comm for Business, Inc. (DCB) manufactures and distributes a broad line of data communications equipment. The company has announced the availability of the IP-6600 industrial rated router, featuring two serial ports and two Ethernet LAN ports. Each Ethernet and serial port is independent, so the router has many uses in addition to the commonly-used dial-in, dial-out and asynchronous LAN connection modes.
The two RS232 serial ports operate at asynchronous speeds as low as 300 bps and as high as 230 Kbps. They can be used to link two separate remote sites with leased or dial connections in several convenient combinations. The two Ethernet LAN connections – one operating at 10BaseT and the other auto-switching at 10 or 100BaseT – can be configured on different LAN segments, or used as a DSL or cable modem adjunct for Network Address Translation (NAT). The IP-6600 works well with DSL, cable or dial modems, leased line modems, CDPD or GSM modems, wireless links, satellite modems, the DCB DA-56 DSU or even simple line drivers.