Serial Tunnelling

Long Distance Communication Made Simple


Serial tunnelling can make a long-distance connection simple.

Will-Burt EU design and manufacture load positioning camera systems (pan and tilt – allowing the camera to move up and down, left and right) for various uses from communications equipment to high end CCTV.

As Will-Burt systems are used predominately in rugged environments; vehicle mounted systems, United States Military Standard systems (MIL Std) and extreme weather applications, high-reliability is key.

The challenge was to find a solution that would enable remote use of pan-tilt-zoom controllers with the load positioners by sending control data over existing networks rather than running bespoke cabling.

Connecting Brainboxes ES-320 Ethernet to Serial Adapters provided instant networked serial ports, extending the communication range of the two devices beyond the limitations of cabling to any distance across the World.

We knew any solution must align with our core values of rugged dependability, whilst offering the high-level support that our customers expect.

Brainboxes are a perfect fit for us. It was clear they understood our needs and after making use of their Product Evaluation Scheme, we worked with their excellent tech support staff and had a system up and running with minimum fuss.

Going forward, we are confident that with Brainboxes; the technical support will be there, the products are performing very well, and we plan to offer these products through our own sales channels from now on

—Lee Turner, General Manager
The Will-Burt Company (EU) Ltd