What is Airconsole? - The Only Serial Adaptor You'll Ever Need
Airconsole is a portable, battery powered, RS232 Serial and Ethernet over WIFI Adaptor. Designed to be seamlessly used with Mobile Apps on iOS, Android and also on PC, MAC OSX and Linux, Airconsole provides flexible and convienient access to physical Serial and Ethernet ports from devices (such as iPads and iPhones) that have only WIFI network interfaces.
The Universal Serial Adaptor:
- Instant, transparent serial connectivity via Wifi or Wired Ethernet connection
- Works with everything - iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and PC - use our Apps or bring your own
- Connects to everything - RS232, DB9, DB25, Cisco serial console, Serial over USB
- Small - weighs just 2.2oz (63gms) yet runs for hours
- Fast - ready to use in 10 seconds from power on
- Long life Lithium Battery - 14 days switched off, or operate with external power (cable included)
- Flexible - Operate as a Wireless AP, AP Client or combination of both. Also bridges WIFI to Wired Ethernet to give Wireless only devices a "Wired" Ethernet port.
Airconsole gets your modern devices connected to the legacy and USB serial ports on industrial, networking, home automation or other field equipment quickly and easily. No more hunting for the right cable or converter - auto-discovery and setup is built into our Get Console and SerialBot apps, and on PC and Mac our drivers make Airconsole appear as a physically connected serial port.
The Portable Terminal Server
Why spend hundreds or thousands on a Moxa*, Perle* or Opengear* serial terminal server - the Airconsole is a full featured remote access and out-of-band management device for server and network equipment serial ports - it happens to also be portable and draw very little power. Connect Airconsole's into your wired or wireless management network and it can auto-tunnel back to our Private Server enterprise management software (available for customers to host internally or on Amazon EC2). Licenses are included with Airconsole Pro / XL kits.
Cloudstore publish free iOS or Websockets Software Development Kits - allowing both mobile and web developers to add native RS232 serial port support easily into their existing apps. Great for industrial use such as controlling robots directly from a mobile webpage, or building home automation control applications. Our SDK (download link on right) includes example code and simple apps to get you started.
Really, The Only Serial Adaptor You'll Ever Need
Because Airconsole works with iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and PC - you'll only need to carry one adaptor kit with you for field work. And not only can a field engineer access Airconsole - the latest 2.1 release allows remote users to concurrently access Airconsole serial ports at the same time via our Private Server software. Deploy Airconsole as a semi-perminant serial terminal server for a fraction of the price of competing terminal servers. This lets remote engineers work directly on field serial devices with or without a field engineer present.
Plenty More to Come
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3 Minute Summary
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OSX, Airconsole and Macwise or Terminal.app
Android with Wifi Serial Adaptors - Airconsole Quickstart
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Airconsole Drivers and Firmware
Get the PC Virtual Com Port Driver
Download Mac OSX Driver v1.2.1
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Get the original Firmware 1.04
Get the latest Airconsole Firmware 2.11
Firmware Install Instructions
Airconsole iOS Developer SDK
Airconsole Websockets Developer SDK
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Airconsole, Get Console and TFTP
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