EtherPoll® EPL-1R

EtherPoll® EPL-1R Single Port SCADA Serial Server
"An Ethernet Multi-drop Modem Equivalent"

  • Configuration via web browser, telnet, or direct connection
  • SCADA polling protocols via ethernet
  • SNMP agent functionality
  • Protocol independent... works with any byte-oriented asynchronous protocol
  • Connect up to 32 remotes to each host over ethernet LAN/WANs
  • RS-232 interface speeds up to 230 Kbps
  • Extensive configuration security capability
  • Ideal for Internet or Intranet
  • Wide range of power supply options
  • It's an economical async "ethernet multi-drop modem"
  • Easily works with commonly used DNP-3, Modbus ASCII or RTU and most any async 8 bit protocol
  • Interface switch-selectable for RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485
  • Industrial temperature range -40 to +70 C


Indicators (front panel)
Lan Connection
Data Port

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The EtherPoll is a SCADA communications serial server that allows multi-drop devices to use ethernet LANs. The EtherPoll connects any async serial device through a LAN and between LANs via routers. The EtherPoll is designed specifically to support asynchronous polling protocols, such as Poll Select, Modbus, DNP, IEC-60870, etc. These protocols are often error corrected, and the EtherPoll allows these protocols to work through routed LANs and over IP protocol networks. The EtherPoll uses IP protocol, allowing the necessary data connection over a local LAN and across routed networks. The EtherPoll functions independently of the device protocol, allowing most 8 bit asynchronous protocols to be used with no configuration changes.

The EtherPoll supports serial interface speeds up to 230 Kbps. Since it uses the UPD/IP protocol, overhead is much lower than it would be if TCP/IP were used since there is no "session setup" or "session breakdown" with each connection. Up to 32 remote Etherpolls may be used with each host EtherPoll.

The EtherPoll serial interface may be configured to use either RS-232, 4-wire RS-232/485, or 2-wire RS-485. The ethernet interface is auto-sensing or configurable for 10BaseT or 100BaseT.

The EtherPoll can be managed directly through the server's physical port as well as remotely from other network locations. Remote configuration is supported using TCP/IP (telnet) or any web browser.

Security features embedded in the EtherPoll include fine-grained configuration and management controls as well as the ability to turn off remote management functions.

Instead of replacing your existing RTUs and SCADA system to go ethernet, add the EtherPoll for a fraction of the cost. Or, use the EtherPoll as a step when deploying enterprise-wide ethernet based replacement devices. Install the network at your own pace while the EtherPoll allows connectivity for older serial devices.

A unique RTS/CTS toggle function allows the EtherPoll to control a serially attached multi-drop modem or radio.

For other applications (point-to-point direct RS-232 links or Point-to-multiple point dialed links ) see the EtherPath® single port serial server. The EtherPath uses TCP/IP. An applications note comparing the two products, ""EtherPath vs. the EtherPoll, Selecting the best product for your application" is available here.

A companion product, the EtherGate is appropriate for applications using DNP-3 or Modbus and other protocols in bandwidth limited networks. The EtherGate is protocol aware, and "looks inside" the protocol blocks for addressing information. This allows it to target each remote RTU individually instead of broadcasting polls to all remotes. The EtherGate uses UDP/IP. Its data sheet is here.

OEM manufacturers can design the EtherPoll into their products or use it as an add-on method to gain ethernet connectivity. DCB supplies the EtherPoll to many other companies and can provide custom firmware for specific applications.



Indicators 3/a>

Mode, LAN, Activity LEDs


Press button for local configuration mode

Data Port

Interface: RS-422/485 or RS-232, V.24, speeds up to 230,000 bps
Connector: DE-9P RS-232 (commonly known as a DB-9 PC connector)

LAN Connection

Interface: 10BaseT or 100BaseT, autoswitching or configurable


Front view of DCB EtherPoll ROHS-1
RS-232 Connector

Rear view of DCB EtherPoll ROHS-1
LAN Connectors




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Item Number Description Price Buy Now!
EPL-1R EtherPoll® Single Port ethernet SCADA Serial Server (5-30VDC and 120 VAC power supply) $595 Qty:
9501033 Optional 36-72 VDC Input Power Supply $ 75 Qty:
9501081 Optional 125 VDC Input Power Supply $ 125 Qty:
9902090 Optional DIN rail mounting clips $ 5 Qty:

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