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NetCAN Plus 120 WLAN
(Net-CAN 110, Net-CAN 120 WLAN)

Converter Ethernet/WLAN to CAN Bus

Vscom NetCAN+ (Plus) 110, a CAN Bus Gateway for Ethernet/WLAN/Internet
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The NetCAN Plus series consists of smart Ethernet to CAN-Bus gateways, making the integration of CAN-Busses into existing Ethernet network topologies possible. Higher layer protocols, such as CANopen, can be assembled using the available development tools for complex automation control applications. Properties such as low power consumption (2W typical), an extended temperature range (−20C - +65°C), a wide power supply (9 - 54V DC) and a solid MTBF (17 Years at 45°C) make it an ideal system for industrial automation. The Wireless LAN also supports connections from PC to the NetCAN Plus without an existing Wifi network.

Operation Modes

NetCAN Plus series supports three operating modes: TCP Raw Server, CAN Bridge and Driver Mode. With the TCP Raw Server the communication is handled directly via IP address and port number. The CAN Bridge connects two CAN-Busses over an Ethernet/WLAN/VPN tunnel using two NetCAN Plus devices (read more …). The Driver Mode requires the installation of a virtual com-port driver, which makes the network fully transparent to the application.

Usage Options

NetCAN Plus provides various software tools to interface each level of the user applications:

  • The ASCII conversion protocol is handy in developing and testing any CAN-BUS configuration. Users simply connect directly via Telnet, and have a simple way to talk to the CAN controller. The device can also be used to manually transmit and receive CAN frames.
  • Applications programmed by users should use the VScan API library (DLL), which handles the communication and ASCII conversion for the CAN frames in a transparent manner. In their applications, programmers have to handle only the CAN frames and status information, without taking care of the ASCII conversion. The VScan API is supported in C/C++, C#, VB.NET, Delphi and LabVIEW. Under Linux SocketCAN can be used as alternative to VScan API. All VScom CAN devices support the standard Serial Line CAN (slcan) driver.
  • The NetCAN Plus series also supports CANFestival, an Open Source CANopen Framework. CANopen is a CAN-based higher layer protocol that is used in various application fields to unburden the developer from dealing with CAN-specific details. CANopen provides standardised communication objects for real-time data, configuration data as well as network management data.
  • The SAE J1939 protocol, resting upon the CAN hardware layer, is commonly used in the commercial vehicle area. A lot of other modern protocols are based on it, like NME200, ISOBUS, MilCAN or FMS. Vscom’s J1939 API also includes support for the so called Transport Protocol, which will bypass the limit of 8 data bytes per message. It's available on J1939-enabled devices. Supports Windows, Linux, .NET   read more …

Secure Remote Access

For the NetCAN Plus series there is a software option using the viaVPN Cloud system (www.viaVPN.com), which can be remotely accessed and monitored over the Internet. viaVPN provides secure and strongly encrypted access, without the need for any reconfiguration of existing firewalls. In case a customer's firmware/application is accessible via Ethernet or Wifi — as for example via a web interface or Telnet/SSH connection — viaVPN extends the access over internet by a protected VPN tunnel. If the CAN-Bus port is not occupied by local access, also remote operation over Internet is possible.

Keywords: CAN Bus automotive CAN 2.0A CAN 2.0B ISO 11898 CANopen CANFestival Ethernet WLAN Bridge-Mode NET-CAN+ NETCAN+ Plus

Connect 2 separate CAN Bus lines by network bridge, adapter for PC. Some users spell NET-CAN as NETCAN. Also NET-CAN Plus is referred to as NET-CAN+.

  • Connects CAN-Bus via LAN to PC
  • Supports CAN 2.0A / 2.0B at 1MBit/s
  • LAN 100/10 Ethernet auto-detect
  • WLAN 802.11b/g/n (WLAN model only)
  • CANopen supported by CANFestival
  • SAE J1939 protocol supported by Vscom’s J1939 API
  • Bridge mode to tunnel 2 CAN-Busses
  • Easy-to-use DLL Library for CAN bus access
  • Remote Frame support, Listen only mode
  • OS supported: Windows, Linux, Windows CE
  • Development: C/C++, C#, VB.NET, LabVIEW, Delphi
  • Secure Remote Access by viaVPN Cloud (optional)
  • Supports Bosch Busmaster Debugging
  • 16kV ESD surge protected
  • Wide range power supply 9 - 54V
  • Extended temperature −20C - +65°C
  • DIN-Rail mountable (optional)

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Ethernet Interface
100Mbps/10Mbps Auto-detecting
RJ45 (8P8C) 8 pin
Power, WLAN, Ready, Ethernet Link / Speed
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  No. of Ports/Type
1 × CAN Bus
DB9 male
16kV ESD surge protection
CAN 2.0A / 2.0B 1Mbit/s
CAN-Data, CAN-Error
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Operating Modes
  TCP Raw Server
Raw Data transfer over TCP/IP. Accepts multiple incoming connections.
  CAN Bridge
CAN networks are connected via TCP/IP (WLAN or Ethernet). A client connects to a Server, CAN frames received on one network are repeated on the other network.
  Virtual Com Mode
Driver for virtual COM port available for
Windows 2000, XP up to Windows 10
Windows Server 2000 up to 2008 R2
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Unified API for control all VScom CAN-Adapters.
Supported OS: Windows, CE, Linux (x86, x86-64, ARM) targets.
Supported Dev.Env: C/C++, C#, VB.NET, Delphi and LabVIEW.
  Linux OS
Supports SocketCAN (slcan driver) since kernel 2.6.38+
Also see this FAQ
Open source CANfestival framework fully implements CANopen functionality.
  SAE J1939
Automotive protocol suite supported by Vscom’s J1939 API.
Supports NME200, ISOBUS, MilCAN and FMS protocols for Windows, Linux and .NET
  Monitoring Tools
Bosch BUSMASTER v3.2.0 and above
  Data Coding
ASCII format
  CAN Modes
Standard Mode
Normal operation on CAN bus
Listen Mode
Passive receive of CAN Frames, neither ACK bits nor Error Frames are sent
Self Reception (Echo Mode)
For testing: Transmitted Frames are also received by the adapter
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Installation & Configuration
With Network discovery enabled NetCom Plus servers announce their presence via UPnP making their IP visible.
NetCom Manager to find and configure NetCANs in network
Driver Panels, WEB Browser, Serial Console, Telnet, SNMP
  Firmware Update
via WEB Browser
Virtual-COM mode works through firewalls
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  Password Protection
for all available configuration options e.g. via WEB-Browser
  Secure Server
create openVPN™ tunnels, for encrypted transmission of all serial and configuration data using high security SSL/TLS standards.
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viaVPN Remote Access (option)
  Connect via Internet
viaVPN technology provides easy and secure access to remotely installed NetCom Plus servers for their configuration or for connecting their virtual COM ports through Internet. With the viaVPN option the NetCom Plus servers are no more limited to only work inside of a local network.
All communications use openVPN-tunnels encrypted by SSL/TLS and AES-256 standards.
  Firewall friendly
No Reconfiguration of firewalls is required for viaVPN remote access.
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Wireless interface (WLAN model only)
2.4GHz Radio, supports IEEE Std. 802.11b/g/n
  WLAN Modes
Access Point (AP) or Client (Station)
  TX Power
Typ. 15.5dBm ±1.5 dBm @ 1Mbps (DSSS)
Typ. 15.5dBm ±1.5 dBm @ 11Mbps (OFDM)
Typ. 15.6dBm ±1.5 dBm @ 6Mbps (CCK)
Typ. 13.5dBm ±1.5 dBm @ 54Mbps (OFDM)
Typ. 13.4dBm ±1.5 dBm @ 6.5Mbps (OFDM)
Typ. 13.3dBm ±1.5 dBm @ 150 Mbps(OFDM)
  RX Sensitivity
-95.6dBm @ 1Mbps, -88dBm @ 11Mbps
-91.3dBm @ 6Mbps, -74.2dBm @ 54 Mbps
-88.8dBm @ 6.5Mbps (20 MHz), -72dBm @ 72.2Mbps (20 MHz)
  Transmission Rate
802.11b: 11Mbps
802.11g: 6 to 54Mbps
802.11n: 6.5 to 150Mbps
  Transmission Distance
Up to 100m in open areas
  Wireless security
WPA2-Enterprise (IEEE 802.1X/RADIUS)
  Antenna Connector
RP (Reverse-Polarity) SMA
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Power Requirements
  Input Voltage
9 - 54V DC
  Power Consumption
0.25A @ 12V, 2.7W max
3-pin Terminal Block
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Housing and Mounting
0.8mm sheet metal
w/o box 0.25kg; w/h box 0.40kg
115×73×25 mm³ (W×L×H)
150×107×48 mm³
DIN-Rail (optional)
Wall mount (optional)
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Environmental Data
  Operating Temp
−20°C - 65°C
  Storage Temp
−20°C – 85°C
  Ambient Humidity
5-95% non condensing
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EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2: Limits of harmonic current emissions
EN 61000-3-3: Limitation of voltage changes
47 CFR FCC Part 15 Subpart B
  EMS (EN 55024)
EN 61000-4-3: Radiated RFI
EN 61000-4-4: Electrical Fast Transient
EN 61000-4-5: Surge
EN 61000-4-6: Induced RFI
EN 61000-4-8: Power Frequency Magnetic Field
EN 61000-4-11: Power supply dips
IEC 61000-4-2 4kV contact 8kV air for
CAN Bus Port
DC Power connector
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MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
42.4 Years @ 25°C
13.7 Years @ 45°C
  MTBF WLAN model
34.4 Years @ 25°C
12.7 Years @ 45°C
Telcordia (Bellcore) Standard; RelCalc. 5.0 BELL-7
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  Warranty Period
2 years
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Open Source Software
This product uses open source software to fulfill part of its functions. Licenses for the open source software are granted under the GNU General Public License in various versions. For details about those see the information in the firmware download and visionsystems.de/opensource
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Ordering Information
NetCAN Plus 110
NetCAN Plus 120 WLAN
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Power adapter 110-230V AC to 12V @1A, DC, EU plug
Power adapter 110-230V AC to 12V @1A, DC, US plug
Activate option viaVPN for secure remote access over Internet
Purchase-time option to enable protocol J1939
DK-NCP DIN-Rail mounting kit (clamp on rear side)
WK-NCP Wallmount kit
DK 35A Plastic DIN-Rail mounting kit (use with 6693)
DB9F-to-TB/10 for CAN bus free wiring option
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  Packing list
NetCAN Plus CAN Bus Gateway
Terminal block for Power Supply
Reverse SMA Antenna (WLAN model only)
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