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AB-M REMOTE SWITCHES
With Local or Remote Control
... a different twist on AB switches
Available In 3 Models
1. ABCD(S) SWITCHES
2. MATRIX VERSION
3. X2 VERSION
The "Remote AB-M Switches" connect a common device on port A to either of its slave ports B/C/D/S. "S" is a logical security port (no connection). The Matrix version connects any port to any other port or multiple ports. The X2 version has more of a security or rebooting flavor. It connects/disconnects two 8-wire connections, such as two LAN connections.
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. These switches however, can also be controlled remotely, opening the door to other network switching applications such as back-up, security, resource allocation, etc., in addition to the peripheral sharing functions.
They are available in Three or Four port models with:
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.
The AB-M Base Switch is also dip switch addressable. Up to 31 of them can be daisy chained from one Controller or from each port of a multi-port telephone line Controller. As an example a 3P-RRC (three port) could support up to 93 AB-Ms (31 per port). An eight port controller is being planned (up to 248 AB-Ms). 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 units can also be intermixed within the same "daisy chain" (IPN or APB) for additional application flexibility.
* AD 2#* is an attention command for the AB-M since there is no controller to wake it up.
AD is the address of the Switch if daisy chained (01-31).
2 is the Port that is going to be connected to port (A)-1
# terminates the command.
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#------------------------Controller Command--------------------------------------
#8 is the attention command for the controller that you are using.
PASS is the controllers password (consult the controller manual)
1 is the port on the controller. (for multi-port controllers)
------------------------AB-M Command (same)-------------------------------------
Note: Do not use spaces they are used for clarification only.
These Touch-tone commands can be entered manually or appended to the AT dial string.
The X2 version is more geared toward security and rebooting applications. It connects/disconnects two eight-wire connections, such as two LAN connections, under RS-232 or Controller control.
It is used primarily to disconnect and reconnect servers on a LAN or to reset the power on wireless LAN Access Points that use PoE (Power over Ethernet). It makes an ideal running mate in this rebooting application since it can also share the "daisy chain" with addressable AC Power Base Units (IPNs) or Auto Push Boards (APBs) that can be used to reset or cycle the AC power on the associated routers or servers.
Need an extra RS-232 port? Consider the USB to Serial Adapter.
A/B SWITCH (3 port/RJ-11) Item No SWTABC-4W Price Contact Bomara A/B SWITCH (3 port/RJ-45) Item No SWTABC-8W Price Contact Bomara A/B SWITCH (4 port/RJ-11) Item No SWTABCD-4W Price Contact Bomara A/B SWITCH (4 port/RJ-45) Item No SWTABCD-8W Price Contact Bomara A/B MATRIX (4 port/RJ-11) Item No SWTABM-4W Price Contact Bomara A/B MATRIX (4 port/RJ-45) Item No SWTABM-8W Price Contact Bomara X2 (RJ-11) Item No SWTABX2-4W Price Contact Bomara X2 (RJ-45) Item No SWTABX2-8W Price Contact Bomara 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 NOTE: For 220V/50Hz, add (-INT) to the Item No -------------- 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 Price Contact Bomara 3P-RRC One Telco Line and Three Control Ports (to AB-M) Item No SWT3PRRC Price Contact Bomara NETWORK Controller N-RRC One RJ-45 TCP/IP Network Connection and One Control Port (to AB-M) Item No SWTRRC-N Price Contact Bomara -------------- ADAPTERS ----------------- RS-232 FILTERED ADAPTER Required for Serial Port Control (to PC) Item No CA9R11-IPN-F Price Contact Bomara 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 Contact Bomara RJ-45 to DB-25 Male (8 Wire) Item No CA5R45-28M Price Contact Bomara RJ-45 to DB-9 Female (8 Wire) Item No CA9R45-28F Price Contact Bomara RJ-45 to DB-25 Female (8 Wire) Item No CA5R45-28F Price Contact Bomara 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