Black Box Switch Control Module
Pick a card, any card.
A/B Switch Cards are available for RS-232, video, fiber optic, and CAT5e/CAT6 connections. The card featured here is the RJ-45 CAT6. Use the system for both new and legacy applications. You can add cards for fast CAT6 10-GbE networking while keeping connections for older RS-232 and 75-ohm video connections.
Secure and fallback switching.
For fail-safe operation, all the cards (except those noted) use proprietary latching or micro-mirror relay switching technology - which means data can continue to pass through even if the power has been cut off. Because the cards perform Layer 1 switching, the system operates independently of data rates, protocols, formats, or signal levels.
The non-latching fiber cards fall back to a Port C (chassis) to Port A connection when the power fails. When power is restored, the non-latching switch card reconnects Port C to the originally selected port (A or B). These types of cards are typical when you want a fallback or failover connection during power outages.
Each chassis also has a keyed switch so you can enable/disable manual switching from the front-panel toggle switches.
First, order the chassis...
Pro Switching System, 2U, 18-Card (SM260A)
Next order at least one power supply
Power Supply Cards:
Redundant Power Supply Cards (NOTE: cards requires two chassis slots.):
100 - 240-VAC Input (SM261A-VAC)
-48-VDC Input (SM261A-VDC)
AC External Adapter Card (SM261A-CARD) ( NOTE: card requires one chassis slot.)
And at least one power supply (order two for redundant power)...
Power Supply, 120 - 240 VAC, External (SM961A-PS)
...then select a Controller Card...
RS-232/Ethernet (SNMP) (SM262A)
RS-232 Only (SM263A)
SNMP Expansion (SM264A)
...next choose your A/B Switch Cards...
Video F-Connector, Latching (SM276A-LCH)
Video F-Connector, Non-Latching (SM267A)
Multimode Fiber Optic:
ST®, Latching (SM277A-MM-ST-LCH)
SC, Latching (SM277A-MM-SC-LCH)
ST, Non-Latching (SM277A-ST)
SC, Non-Latching (SM277A-SC)
Single-Mode Fiber Optic:
ST, Latching (SM278A-SS-ST-LCH)
SC, Latching (SM278A-SS-SC-LCH)
ST, Non-Latching (SM278A-ST)
SC, Non-Latching (SM278A-SC)
RJ-45 CAT5 (SM268A)
RJ-45 CAT6 (SM269A)
For empty slots, order...
Blank Panel, Front or Rear, 2U (SM279A-BLNK)
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- Occupies one slot
- Supports 8 pin RJ45
- 8-position DIP switch, used to set the card's address
- Latching switch card will maintain current position if power is lost
- Speeds up to 10 GbE