Ethernet 241™

Ethernet two port switch for secure printing

Secure printing is a critical aspect of modern business. rf IDEAS’ card readers are ideal for customers seeking to leverage their existing card systems with Multi-Function and Single-Function Printer capabilities. With some network applications, the addition of a network drop to accommodate a card reader for secure printing is impractical. Users may also be left desiring additional features, such as data encryption and standardized communication across different reader types. In these cases, the preferred solution is to utilize a device that provides two Ethernet ports, acting as a two port switch, that also provides the additional features for accessing card readers, eliminating the need for additional network drop installations and associated costs.

Utilizing Secure Printing features saves time and money throughout your operation.

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Physical Characteristics

2.4 in × 1.6 in × 0.6 in(6 cm × 4 cm × 1.5 cm)
5.6 oz(158.8 g)

LED: None

Power Supply

Operating voltage: 5V DC

Software Development Kit (SDK)

Environmental Usage

Operating Temperature Range
-30℃ to 65℃ (243℉ to 339℉ )
Operating Humidity Range

0% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing

General Information

Additional Information
  • The Ethernet 241 was designed to allow an rf IDEAS card reader and an application device to simultaneously communicate via an Ethernet connection, using a single network drop. The Ethernet 241 acts as a two-port switch that provides a pass-thru Ethernet port for a printer and a second Ethernet port that is built into the device. 
  • The 241 device has two Ethernet connectors designated as the Network port and Printer port. The Ethernet 241 provides one USB port, one RS-232 DB9 port and one 5 VDC port that is used to supply power to the unit via the supplied power adapter. 
  • The USB and serial ports are intended for use by rf IDEAS’ WAVE ID Solo, pcSwipe and MFP24 readers. Both USB and serial ports operate independently and can support simultaneous card presentations. 
  • Utilizing the Discovery Tool configures all readers connected to the server automatically
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