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Catalog # 306184, Model 6284 ESCON A/B Fiber Switch with RS232 Serial Remote Control

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Catalog No: 306184
Model No: 6284
Product Type:Switches: Fiber Optic
Cable Type/Port Connector:ESCON
Channels per Switch Chassis:1
Electronic Switches/Power Required:QuickSwitch® Fiber Optic
Remote Control:RS232 Serial
Fiber Mode:Multimode
Fiber Size:62.5/125
Fiber Type:Duplex
Remote Port:DB9
Local Control:Pushbutton
Mirror Technology:OO
Feature:Insertion losses less than 1.0 dB.
Wavelength Nano:1300


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QuickSwitch® Fiber Optic Network Switch
QuickSwitch® 6284 Fiber Optic ESCON A/B Mirror Switch with Remote Control
QuickSwitch 6284 Fiber Optic ESCON A/B Mirror Switch with Remote Control

QuickSwitch® 6284 Specifications:
  • CONNECTORS: Ports A, B and COMMON are Fiber Optic ESCON duplex ports.
  • FIBER OPTIC PORT INTERFACE: Ports A, B and COMMON are fiber optic ESCON duplex ports that accept standard fiber optic ESCON duplex connectors.
  • REMOTE PORT INTERFACE: RS-232 (DB9) serial port, 9600 Bps, locatedon rear of unit, may be connected to any standard RS-232 port or computer.
  • CONTROLS: Manual pushbutton or via remote DB9 RS-232 serial port.
  • DISPLAY: Front panel LED or computer terminal via remote port.
  • POWER: 115 VAC / 60 Hz, wall mount supply
  • DIMENSIONS: 3" H x 8" D x 8" W
  • WEIGHT: 2.8 lbs.


6284 Fiber Optic ESCON A/B Mirror Switch with Remote Control Application Diagram

Electro Standards Laboratories' QuickSwitch® 6284 enables a device connected to the COMMON port to access either two separate Fiber Optic networks via duplex ports.  This cutting-edge switch utilizes MEMS-based (Micro Electro Mechanical System) multimode switches.  The switch position of the QuickSwitch® 6284 can be controlled manually via a front panel pushbutton or remotely using the RS-232 serial port located on the rear of the unit.  Once connected to the remote port, the computer can use any common terminal emulation software to manipulate the controls and monitor the switch position.

QuickSwitch® Fiber Optic Network Switch Features:

  • Access either of two ESCON Fiber Optic networks from one computerconnected to an ESCON COMMON port.
  • MEMS-based (Micro Electro Mechanical System) 1300nm multimode mirror switch, 62.5/125 micron. 
  • Manual control  by front-panel pushbutton.
  • Remote control through RS-232 (DB9) serial port.
  • Switch position displayed on front panel LED or on computer terminal via remote port
  • Insertion losses are less than 1.0 dB
  • The switched Fiber Optic ESCON ports are transparent to all data.
  • The M6284 A/B switch retains its current position in the event of a power failure.

(Enterprise Systems Connection) is an optical serial interface between IBM mainframe computers and periperal devices such as storage and tape drives.  ESCON is capable of half-duplex communication at a rate of 16 MB/second over distances of up to 43 kilometers.

This high-quality network switch is available to city, state, and federal government purchasers at a discounted price and favorable payment and shipping terms via GSA Schedule GS-35F-0286V. Click here or on GSA icon for details.  

QuickSwitch® ® is a registered trademark of Electro Standards Laboratories.

QuickSwitch® Fiber Optic Switches are available in many configurations: auto fallback, switch/converters, multimode & single mode, and secure off-line positions. Check out our complete line of QuickSwitch® fiber optic switches.

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