SainSmart NCS1

MSRP: $65.00
Chowmain LTD
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Overview

The SainSmart NCS1 intelligent communications converter provides ethernet to serial RS232/RS485 based communications.  This unit is extremely affordable, is powered via a local 9-24vdc supply (recommended 12vdc).  Other solutions cost upto 4 times more.  This is by far the cheapest way to integrate serial ports into Control4.

Features

  • IP to RS232/RS485 Serial Output
  • Two way feedback
  • Extremely Affordable

FAQ

Where can i purchase this unit?

This unit can be purchased from the Sainsmart website. Direct link below

http://www.sainsmart.com/tcp-ip-ethernet-to-serial-rs232-rs485-rs422-intelligent-communication-converter.html

Can i use this driver with other ethernet to serial units?

If the unit sends/receives data via a TCP/IP socket then yes.

Why is the driver more expensive than the unit?

Drivers take time to develop. Unfortunately Control4 is a nische market and as such recouporating the cost of development is quite difficult. The good news is that this driver is a site licence which means you can have as many iMatic units as you want in your home. The cost of a driver and a single unit is still cheaper than buying any other relay device in Control4 by quite alot. It doesn't matter if you have 1 unit or 20 units it will still cost the same.

Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?

  • Connect remote serial devices to Control4 such as security systems, lighting systems and other devices which exceed the recommended max distance of 15 meters for serial cable runs.
  • Add additional serial ports to your Control4 system on the cheap.

Do you offer showroom discounts?
We offer dealers a free showroom licence for demonstration and educational purposes.  See link below for T&C's and signup procedure.

Chowmain Dealer Showroom FAQ

I want to try this driver out before buying it?
All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 7 day trial.  Just add the driverCentral licencing driver and this driver and you're good to go.  No registration required.

Version #20170710 - 10-JUL-2017

  • Migrated to driverCentral.

Version #20160309 - 09-MAR-2016

  • Initial Release