RS-232 Code Activated 16 to 64 Port Switch

DataReach™ Model CAS-161A

Applications:Application Diagram

· RS-232 data collection
· RS-232 port switching
· NC control & programming
· Label printer programming
· Alpha numeric display broadcasting


· Expandable to 64 ports
· Optional RS-422 output channels
· Instantaneous high speed switching
· Bi-directinal communications
· Selective broadcast features


The CAS-161A is designed for applications where any singular RS-232 device requires instantaneous access to multiple RS-232 equipment. Whether you need to broadcast to multiple display monitors, load program data to NC or robotics machines, direct data to multiple bar code or label printers, the CAS-161A is the ideal and economical solution. Front ViewIf you need to send data over an extended distance, optional RS-422 output channels are available to increase the Send/Receive distance up to 5,000ft.

The CAS-161A monitors data received at the Master Control Port and watches for the proper ASCII code sequence to select the desired port. When the port is selected, data and flow-control signals pass between the Master and selected Output port. The broadcast feature enables the Master Port to transmit simultaneously to all ports.

The CAS-161A can be expanded to 32, 48 or 64 ports by adding additional 16-port modules (CAS-161M). Optional 19" and 23" rack mount hardware is also available.

General Specifications:

CAS-161A Base Unit: 1-master port 16-output portsBase Unit Pic
· Interface: RS-232C, DB-25 female connectors
· Master Port-DTE Output ports-DCE
· Pins Switched: 2,3,4,5. Pins 6 & 8 on output ports follow pin 6 of the master port
· Data Rate: 300 to 19.2K, all standard rates
· Prefix code: ASCII control code, 1,2,4 or 8 characters, user selectable
· Switching Delay: None. Next contiguous character after select code is passed.
· Power: 115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 30 watts
· Size: 3.5"H x 17.25"W x 9"D
CAS 64-Port Pic

CAS-161M: Expansion module; 16 output ports
· Size: 3.5"H x 17.25"W x 9"D
· Interface: 16 DB-25 female - DCE
· Pins Switched: Same as base unit




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