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Multi-Drop RS-232 Multiplexer


Multidrop multiplexing for up to 32 ports and 32 remote sites


Host Site SRX Multiplexer

Remote Site SPL Multiplexer

 



FEATURES


DESCRIPTION

The DCB Multidrop Multiplexer Firmware Cartridge is used in the DCB SRX multiplexer at the host site, and in DCB SPL multiplexers at remote sites. Up to 32 total channels can share a single multidrop line for up to 32 remote sites. The DCB multiplexers with the multidrop firmware cartridge installed can run network speeds up to 64 Kbps. The decreasing costs of 56 Kbps multipoint lines make them a very attractive alternative to multiple point-to-point lines. When using a 56 Kbps multidrop line, the DCB multidrop configuration provides the user with a response time equal to point-to-point links.

The DCB SRX multiplexer is used at the host site. Configuration and diagnostic testing are performed through the Network Management Port. Any asynchronous terminal or PC with a serial communications program can be used to access the Network Management Port. All Network Management Port functions are accessed through the DCB easy menu system. Configuration is as simple as choosing a speed, parity, flow control and remote site/port for each host port activated. The DCB SRX is available with 8, 16, 24 or 32 ports.

The DCB SPL multiplexer is used at the remote sites. Ports are configured for speed, parity and flow control. The DCB SPL is available with 2 to 14 ports in 2 port increments. A remote site can have more than 14 ports through the use of multiple SPL multiplexers with a DCB modem sharing unit. Remote units are set to a unique address to identify each remote site separately.
The DCB multidrop protocol is optimized to make user response as fast as possible.

The host automatically measures the remote response times and independently sets each site's response timeout to the minimum possible delay. Remote units can respond to polls as soon as recognizing their address instead of waiting for poll completion.

The DCB multidrop multiplexer firmware allows you to take advantage of the significant cost savings of 56 Kbps multidrop lines for your asynchronous terminal applications. This savings can be yours without sacrificing user response time performance.


SPECIFICATIONS

General

Multidrop Asynchronous Statistical Multiplexing
Host: 8, 16, 24 or 32 channels
Drops: 2 to 14 channels each in 2 channel increments
Up to 32 remote drops

Port Specifications

Data Format:

1 Start bit
1 Stop bit
10 bits total
8 Data bits including parity if used

Rates: 300, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600 & 19,200 bps individually selectable per port
Interface: CCITT V.24, RS-232-D
Buffering: 64K dynamically allocated
Flow Control: Set on an individual port basis

Xon/Xoff
Transparent
Clear to Send
Busy High
Busy Low

Connectors:

Host: RJ-45 (8-wire)
Drops: DB-25 female

Network Specifications

Rates: Follows modem clock to 64 Kbps synchronous
Interface: CCITT V.24, RS-232-D
Error Correction: Automatic retransmission
Connector:

Host: RJ-45 (8-wire)
Drops: DB-25 male

Cables: Host Network to modem/DSU cable supplied

Operating Modes

Normal on-line
Network loopback

Indicators (front panel)

Host: Power, Activity, Line Error, Modem Ready, Option
Drops: Power, Transmit Condition, Receive Error, Multiplexing, Test, Tx/Rx for each port

Controls

Host: Front panel push buttons for Next, ->, INCR, OK, RESET
Drops: Front panel DIP switches for address, port speed & flow control, push button for Reset

Network Management Port

Interface: CCITT V.24, RS-232-D
Connector:
Host: RJ-45 (8-wire)
Drops: DE-9 female

Network Management Port Commands

Show: Map, Configuration, ID, Status
Configure: Map, Port, ID, Timing
Type
Activity
Flow Control
Test Tools: Test message, Remote test loop, Capture, Copy, Monitor Tx, Monitor Rx Executive Parity Reset
Set Time

Physical/Electrical

Power Requirements: 120 VAC, 30-43 Watts, .25-.36 Amps
Host 8 or 16 channel; Drop 2, 4 or 6 channel 10 1/4" x 9 3/4" x 2 1/4"
Host 24 or 32 channel; Drop 8, 10, 12 or 14 channel: 10 1/4" x 9 3/4" x 4 1/2"

Options

Host: Internal DSU/CSU with 56, 19.2 & 9.6 Kbps speeds
19" rackmount cage & power supply
Drops: DCB MSU for more than 1 multiplexer at a single remote drop


APPLICATION


How to Order

HOST:

SRX-08

8 Port Host or Remote Multiplexer

SRX-16

16 Port Host or Remote Multiplexer

SRX-24

24 Port Host or Remote Multiplexer

SRX-32

32 Port Host or Remote Multiplexer

SR-EC8

8 port expansion kit

SR-DSU

Integral 56 Kbps DSU/CSU

SR-144

Integral 14,400 bps v.33 modem

Above Prices INCLUDE one firmware load each.
Order additional firmware packages below.

SRX-MD

Host multidrop firmware

SRX-MH64

Dual host multidrop firmware

SRX-FR

Frame Relay firmware: Point-to-Multipoint Host

REMOTE:

SPL-02

2 Port Host or Remote Multiplexer

SPL-04

4 Port Host or Remote Multiplexer

SPL-06

6 Port Host or Remote Multiplexer

SPL-08

8 Port Host or Remote Multiplexer

SPL-10

10 Port Host or Remote Multiplexer

SPL-12

12 Port Host or Remote Multiplexer

SPL-14

14 Port Host or Remote Multiplexer

The multidrop firmware Option is required for each remote. It is free when ordered with the unit.

SPL-MD

Additional remote multidrop firmware option

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