With Local or Remote Control
... a different twist on AB switches
Also See "Tech Tips" - Switching Fifty Devices
The AB-M provides the same basic peripheral sharing functions as the familiar manual A/B/C/D switch boxes that the industry grew up with.
However, these switches are controlled through an RS-232 connection (an RS-232 Filtered Adapter is required) or remotely through one of CPS's Remote Controllers (SP-RRC, 3P-RRC or N-RRC), as well as manually (push button). This opens the door to other network switching applications such as Remote back-up, Security, Resource Allocation, etc., in addition to the peripheral sharing functions.
The Controllers provide the desired type of communications interface (Phone Line or TCP/IP). They also add password security, and the ability to share a phone line as well as other programmable features. The controllers are the same as those that are used for the CPS rebooting products. They follow the same flexible "Base Unit + Controller" concept.
It is available in Three or Four port models with:
They connect to the controllers, and to each other, with standard RJ-11 telephone cables at a combined distance of up to 2000 feet. Any of the addressable CPS AC power control "Base Units" can also be intermixed within the same "daisy chain" (IPN, U-X1, or U-X3) for additional application flexibility.
Additional devices can also be switched to Port A by wiring multiple units together.
The A/B Command A typical RS-232 serial command to connect port (B)-2 to port (A)-1 (common) may look like:
* AD 2# (Use Hyper-term or any terminal emulator.)
If this command were sent through a Touch-tone controller you would precede it with the commands for the controller and it would look like this:
#8 PASS 1 AD 2#
Need an extra RS-232 port? Consider the USB to Serial Adapter.
A/B SWITCH (3 port/RJ-11) Item No SWTABC-4W Price $145.00 A/B SWITCH (3 port/RJ-45) Item No SWTABC-8W Price $170.00 A/B SWITCH (4 port/RJ-11) Item No SWTABCD-4W Price $165.00 A/B SWITCH (4 port/RJ-45) Item No SWTABCD-8W Price $190.00 Physical 4.5" W x 3" D x 1.25" H, 1 lb. Connectors (2) RJ-11 Control/Concatenation Ports (3-4) RJ-xx Port LEDs (5) Power and Port Connect Status Switches (1) 8-Bit Dip, (1) Pushbutton Bell None Cable (1) 5' RJ-11 Phone Cable Adaptor None AC Power Wall Mount 9VAC 1A, 115V/60Hz -------------- CONTROLLERS -------------- Required for Remote Control. See the specific Controller for additional specifications TELEPHONE LINE Controllers SP-RRC One Telco Line and One Control Port (to AB-M) Item No SWTSPRRC 3P-RRC One Telco Line and Three Control Ports (to AB-M) Item No SWT3PRRC NETWORK Controller N-RRC One RJ-45 TCP/IP Network Connection and One Control Port (to AB-M) Item No SWTRRC-N -------------- ADAPTERS ----------------- RS-232 FILTERED ADAPTER Required for Serial Port Control (to PC) Item No CA9R11-IPN-F Price $25.50 Physical 2" W x 1.5" D x .75" H, .5 lbs. Connectors DB-9 Female, (1) RJ-11 LEDs None Switches None Bell None Cable None Adaptor None AC Power None RS-232 Port Adapters to Connect to RS-232 Devices (to Peripherals) RJ-45 to DB-9 Male (8 Wire) Item No CA9R45-28M Price $8.75 RJ-45 to DB-25 Male (8 Wire) Item No CA5R45-28M Price $8.75 RJ-45 to DB-9 Female (8 Wire) Item No CA9R45-28F Price $8.75 RJ-45 to DB-25 Female (8 Wire) Item No CA5R45-28F Price $8.75 Physical 2" W x 1.75" D x .5" H, .25 lbs. Connectors (1) DB-25 or DB-9 Male or Female, (1) RJ-45 RS-232 LEDs None Switches None Bell None Cable None Adaptor None AC Power None
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