EP310 Ethernet Peripheral

Now available with Power over Ethernet (PoE)


The EP310 is a small, low cost, general purpose data collection peripheral device that communicates with a software application program over a TCP/IP network. It can decode input from a bar-code, mag-stripe or Wiegand card reader and convert it to an ASCII string. A serial RS-232 port allows communications with a serial device (scanner, scale, counter, etc.) over the network. In addition, digital I/O interface options include up to four (4) relay outputs and four (4) digital inputs with counters. The network interface supports both 10BaseT and 100BaseT Ethernet connections. Optional 802.11b/g wireless connectivity is also available.

Datasheet (120k / PDF pdf)

The EP310 can be applied to a wide variety of applications such as:

• Employee access systems
• Member access systems
• Member attendance systems
• Membership attendance systems
• Member attendance tracking systems
• Membership attendance tracking systems

• Student access systems
• Student attendance systems
• Student attendance tracking systems
• Student tracking systems
• Casino player tracking systems
• Seminar attendance tracking systems

Configurational options offer a wide range of solutions for data collection applications including:

• Ethernet card reader
• Ethernet badge reader
• Ethernet ID reader
• Ethernet ID card reader
• Ethernet RFID reader
• Ethernet RFID card reader
• Ethernet Prox reader
• Ethernet Prox card reader
• Ethernet proximity card reader
• Ethernet Smart card reader
• Ethernet Mifare reader
• Ethernet Mifare card reader
• Ethernet barcode card reader
• Ethernet barcode badge reader
• Ethernet bar code card reader
• Ethernet bar code badge reader
• Ethernet bar code ID reader
• Ethernet credit card reader
•Ethernet mag-card reader
• Ethernet mag-stripe card reader





• TCP/IP card reader
• TCP/IP badge reader
• TCP/IP ID reader
• TCP/IP ID card reader
• TCP/IP RFID reader
• TCP/IP RFID card reader
• TCP/IP Prox Reader
• TCP/IP Prox card reader
• TCP/IP proximity card reader
• TCP/IP Smart card reader
• TCP/IP MiFare reader
• TCP/IP Mifare card reader
• TCP/IP barcode card reader
• TCP/IP barcode badge reader
• TCP/IP bar code card reader
• TCP/IP bar code badge reader
• TCP/IP bar code ID reader
• TCP/IP credit card reader
• TCP/IP mag-card reader
• TCP/IP mag-stripe card reader


Theory of Operation

When the EP310 is connected to an Ethernet network it sends data to and receives commands from a user program. Reader input is decoded and forwarded to the application program. Likewise, the application program can send data to or receive data from the serial port. The digital I/O features allow the software to control the relay outputs and query the counter inputs.