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Black Box Switch Control Module

  • $ 246.99

We currently have 44 in stock.
SKU: MPN: SM269A UPC:
Product Description

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.
Ordering Instructions:
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)

Or order:

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...

DB25/RS-232 (SM265A)

DB25/RS-530 (SM266A)

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 Copper:

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

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