EVS-SPC Smart Protocol Converter

EVS-SPC

Early this year we introduced our EVS Signal Interface Converter (EVS-SIC) as our next product in a series of new releases where refocus on increasing the life and compatibility of your existing system. We have now merged this unit with all the functions form our ZIOX-Host Controller and included more useful features while changing the name to EVS-SPC.

Current features:
– Keyboard emulator
– Serial Data Conversion
– Logic controller
– ZIOX Host Controller

A common case we often encounter is when a customer wants to upgrade to our EVS138 reader while keeping their old Baumer EVS128 or EVS134 cameras. Our EVS138 reader communicates via a 115.200 kbit/s interface, while the Baumer camera sends its data at 12.000 kbit/s. By connecting our EVS-SPC between the units, the signal is converted seamlessly.

The serial data conversion is made through standard RS232 interfaces both in and out, and the transfer rate on both ports can be individually selected between 1.200 to 115.200 kbit/s. Parity and/or Stop bits can also be converted.

The EVS-SPC can also be used for logic control, i.e. the unit can be programmed with a database for verification of approved ID numbers, which are either used for verification that the tag is correctly read or for control purposes of a connected unit.

We have also integrated the functions of our ZIOX Host converter conveniently into the EVS-SPC to facilitate communication between main systems set up for communication with older devices protocol, in our case often the Baumer Ident ZIOX16 system.

EVS-SPC can both act as a polling device for the new system and also converting the host protocol and message to ZIOX16, which means that customers can connect the new IDEAL134,2 system more or less directly in an existing environment.

The EVS-SPC also has a software-controlled 5V/1A voltage output that can be externally accessed on the serial port pin 9.

By connecting the USB port to your trucks, our EVS-SPC can act as a keyboard emulator instead of Protocol Converter. This means that a readers output when connected to the input of EVS-SPC can be transferred to a truck terminal as if typed on a keyboard.

Note that EVS-SPC’s Keyboard Emulator currently cannot be used together with the other functions.