Ethernet to GPIB Instrument Interfaces

ICS's 9055 and 8055 Ethernet to GPIB Instrument Interfaces convert any GPIB instrument into a VXI-11.3 compatible instrument that does not require special drivers and is compatible with the following operating systems:

LINUX, UNIX, SunOS, MAC OS X, HP-UX, IBM-AIX and Windows systems with VISA or an RPC library.

ICS's 9055 and 8055 use VXI-11 RPC calls for secure communication with virtually any computer. Easily programmed on a PC by making VISA calls or on a MAC/UNIX/LINUX computer with RPC calls. Special drivers are not required. ICS Electronics is the premier VXI-11 device supplier with 100% VXI-11 compliance in every product. To learn more about the VXI-11 protocol and how it benefits your system, download our new VXI-11 Tutorial or a copy of the VXI-11 Specification.

Model 9055 Ethernet to GPIB Instrument Interface

Photo- 9055 Ethernet to GPIB Instrument Interface

• Adds a VXI-11 compatible Ethernet Interface to a GPIB Instrument

• No special driver required which eliminates driver problems.

• Controllable with Windows PC programs like C, Visual Basic, LabVIEW, VEE, etc that make VISA or SICL calls.

• Controllable from MAC OS X/UNIX/LINUX and similar computers with RPC calls.

• Fully VXI-11 compliant.

• Includes ICS's VXI-11 and VISA keyboard control programs.

• Works with Agilent, NI and Kikisui VISA libraries.

• Internal webserver lets you change network settings from any browser.

• Network connectivity eliminates GPIB Bus Extension problems.

• Allows multiple users to access the GPIB instrument.

• Upgraded replacement for ICS's Model 8055 with 2x to 4x speed improvement.

9055 Data Sheet
gigabit ethernet switch

See also
gpib-utils for linux

JGpibEnet for Java

PyVXI-11 for Python

Rack Mounting Kits

GPIB Cables


Model 8055 Ethernet to GPIB Instrument Interface

Photo- 8055 Ethernet to GPIB Instrument Interface

• Original Ethernet to a GPIB Instrument Interface

• Same specifications and user benefits as the Model 9055 above.

2008 En-Genius Network Product of the Year Award Winner.

• Order as a replacement product. New users should order the Model 9055 to get the better performance of our 9000 series products.

8055 Data Sheet
gigabit ethernet switch


Use the Model 9065 GPIB Gateway to control multiple GPIB instruments.

Notes: *The 9055 is a VXI-11.3 server and instrument interface. The 9055 may also be described as a LAN to GPIB Interface.
Use the following links to see our other GPIB Controllers and GPIB Accessories.

Ethernet to GPIB Gateway - USB GPIB Controller - PCI GPIB Card - PXI/cPCI GPIB Controller - Serial GPIB Controller
ISA Bus GPIB Card- GPIB Cables and Accessories

VXI-11 Instrument Interface - Ethernet to GPIB Instrument Interface - VXI-11 to GPIB Instrument