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AUTO PUSH BOARD (APB)

3 VERSIONS
Use to ...
Automatically Push The Power Button After a Power Failure
(ATX style motherboards)
or...
As an Addressable Reset Board for use with x-RRC Controllers
and/or...
Automatically Reboot The System When it Hangs

 

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DESCRIPTION

  • Connects to the RESET pins on the PC
  • Connects to the POWER BUTTON
  • "Push Duration" setting
  • "Push Delay" setting
  • Up to 32 Addresses (when used with a Controller)
  • Up Stream/Down Stream RJ-11 Ports
  • Separate Controller Commands for Power or Reset
  • Power Supply Independent of the Target Machine
  • Optional Automatic Heartbeat Feature
APB (Auto Push Board)
The basic APB will automatically push the power button on the installed PC after a power outage (intentional or unintentional). No user intervention is required. This function is designed for PC's with ATX style motherboards and a BIOS that requires the power button to be pushed after restoring power from a power failure before normal operation can resume.

It has a separate 9VAC transformer power supply so it is not dependent on the power state of the PC. It independently shadows the power and should be connected to the same AC source as the PC.

The APB installs in a vacant opening on the back panel of a PC (no card slot is required) and cable connects to the AC power button. The "push delay time" and the "push duration" are selected in an eight-bit dip switch on the APB.

I-APB (Intelligent Auto Push Board)
The I-APB includes the basic APB functions. Additionally, it can also be controlled by any of the CPS external Remote Reboot Controllers (x-RRC). It is also addressable so multiple units can be daisy-chained from the same controller. Up to 32 two unique numeric character addresses can be entered into the dip switches. Other addressable CPS Base Units such as the IPN (AC Power) can be intermixed within the "daisy chain". The physical connections are made with standard telephone cables through the additional "upstream/downstream" RJ-11 connectors on the I-APB.

The I-APB also has a connection for the PC's Reset if available. There are separate controller commands for the Power and the Rest Button connections.

The Controllers provide addressable access to the I-APB via telephone lines or a TCP/IP network. Compatible controllers are:

  • SP-RRC and 3P-RRC (Touch-tone telephone line interface).
  • N-RRC (TCP/IP network interface).
  • An RS-232 Serial Port adapter is also available which allows a PC to be used as a controller to issue commands to the I-APB through its serial port.

I-APB-HB (with the Heartbeat Function)
The HB version includes all of the previous functions. It externally connects to the serial port of the target machine and will automatically reset the computer when it hangs. No outside intervention is required. A self-administrating Windows based software utility that runs on the target machine to control the serial port, is supplied. The HB function can be used independently or in combination with any of the previous functions. A "Y" adapter for downstream controller connections is also supplied. A DLL that allows you to link an application to the HB feature is also available.

 


SPECIFICATIONS

BASIC AUTO PUSH BOARD (APB)
Item No SWTAPB-B      Price $59.00

Physical    4.25" W x 0.75" D x 4.75" H, 2 lbs.
Connectors  (4) Power Button Headers Pins, 
            (1) 9VAC
LEDs        (1) Power, Monitor
Switches    (1) 8 Bit Dip (Function Selection)
Bell        None
Cable       (1) Power Button Connection
Adaptor     None
AC Power    Wall Mount 9VAC 1A, 115V/60Hz

NOTE: For 220V/50Hz, add (-INT) to the Item No


INTELLIGENT AUTO PUSH BOARD (I-APB)
Item No SWTAPB-I      Price $69.00

Physical    4.25" W x 0.75" D x 4.75" H, 2 lbs.
Connectors  (2) RJ-11 Controller UP/DN, 
            (4) Power Button Headers Pins, 
            (1) 9VAC
LEDs        (1) Power, Monitor
Switches    (1) 8 Bit Dip (Address & Function Selection)
Bell        None
Cable       (1) 5' RJ-11 Phone Cable,
            (2) Power + Reset Button Connections
Adaptor     None
AC Power    Wall Mount 9VAC 1A, 115V/60Hz

NOTE: For 220V/50Hz, add (-INT) to the Item No


INTELLIGENT AUTO PUSH BOARD WITH HEARTBEAT FEATURE (I-APB-HB)
Item No SWTAPB-HB     Price $79.00
*  - Includes the Heart Beat Software

Physical    4.25" W x .75" D x 4.75" H, 2 lbs.
Connectors  (2) RJ-11 Controller UP/DN,
            (4) Power Button Headers Pins, 
            (1) 9VAC
LEDs        (2) Power, Monitor
Switches    (1) 8 Bit Dip (Address & Function Selection)
Bell        None
Cable       (1) 5' RJ-11 Phone Cable,
            (2) Power + Reset Button Connections
Adaptor     Downstream "Y"
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 APB)
Item No SWTSPRRC            Price $135.00

3P-RRC One Telco Line and Three Control Ports (to APB)
Item No SWT3PRRC            Price $195.00 


NETWORK Controller
N-RRC One RJ-45 TCP/IP Network Connection and One Control Port (to APB)
Item No SWTRRC-N            Price $169.00 


-------------- ADAPTERS -----------------

RS-232 CONTROLLER ADAPTER (9 PIN to RJ-11)
Item No CA9R11-IPN-F  Price $18.00

Physical    2" W x 1.5" D x .75" H, .5 lbs.
Connectors  (1) DB-9 (Female), (1) RJ-11
LEDs        None
Switches    None
Bell        None
Cable       None
Adaptor     None
AC Power    None


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