Patton Electronics 2604
4-Port DACS
Digital Cross Connect

Patton Model 2604
4-Port DACS
This DACS supports any-to-any DS0 cross connection at the most affordable price.
Model 2604
  Features & Benefits
  • 4 T1/E1 ports?switch up to 120/64 kbps channels
  • DACS, multiplexer, or T1/E1 converter?all in one box
  • SNMP/HTTP management
  • Complete local and remote alarm facilities
  • Full suite of T1/E1 diagnostics
  • Compact 1U chassis
  • Convection cooled design allows stacking with no fans or other moving parts
  • AC/DC dual-redundant power supplies

The Patton T1/E1 Digital Cross Connect (DACS) series of products makes cross-connection applications simple and affordable, and most importantly, by offering models with 4, 8, and 16 T1/E1 ports, a growth path for future network expansion.

Using a robust hardware platform and a rich set of software features including a intuitive graphical SNMP/HTTP user interface, the DACS series can be used in a series of applications ranging from non-blocking cross connection, to multiplexing, to transport of E1 over T1 lines, or vice versa.

When enterprise growth includes the use of multiple E1 or T1 lines, the Model 2604, DACS are the ideal tool for managing and maximizing the allocation of 64kbps channel in under utilized lines, reducing the cost per channel and freeing bandwidth for further growth. Enterprise customers can concentrate data and voice services from local sub T1 and E1 lines onto fully utilized local loop uplink connections with complete freedom and ease of use.

The Model 2604 features an RS-232 and a 10/100Base-T port configuration. The RS-232 port provides access to VT-100 configuration menus, while the 10/100Base-T port allows remote configuration and monitoring via Internet connection from any location in the world. For remote configuration the Model 2604 comes with a built-in web server, which provides intuitive drop down menus for simple configuration testing and monitoring. For complete flexibility, The Model 2604 can also be managed using any standard SNMP software tool.

The Model 2604 comes in a slick 1U high, 19 in. wide chassis for convenient installation on standard telco racks. RJ48C connectors provide standard T1 and E1 interfaces to network and local lines, while compact RS-232 Console and 10/100Base-T ports allow complete command and control of local and remote units. Dual redundant powers supplies, with choices of DC or AC inputs, assure uninterrupted operation and service. Front panel LEDs provide at-a-glance status of system and network signals, while a comprehensive set of diagnostics features and alarms enable network personnel to quickly isolate failures and minimize down time.

The Model 2604 series of DACs products can also be used in conjunction with Patton DSL, T1/E1 NTUs, fiber optics T1/E1 multiplexers, and network extenders, etc to provide a complete geographical solution to enterprise costumers in wide area network deployments.



Model 2604 application

T1/E1 Aggregation. Medium-size enterprises can aggregate and groom time slots from up to three partially used local T1/E1 lines onto a single outgoing link. This capability enables routers, PBXs, and other network devices dispersed over the campus area to efficiently use a single T1/E1 line for network access.
T1/E1 Conversion. In situations where T1 and E1 networks converge, ports on the Model 2604 can be configured as E1 or T1 interfaces. This feature provides the capability for mapping and transparently transport T1 64 kbps time slots over E1 lines, and up to 24 E1 channels per T1 line.

Wide Area Deployment?Local Switching. In a wide area deployment, medium- and large-size enterprises can use the Model 2604 for local timeslot switching from multiple local or remote T1/E1 lines. The model 2604 HTTP/SNMP flexible management allows provisioning and monitoring of switching sites from any remote or central location.

2604 HTTP/SNMP Configuration Management Screens

Point-and-click HTTP management menus offer customers the simplest way to configure and monitor the Model 2604.

DS0 Mapping screens display a colorful grid of ports and 64kbps channels, simply click and drag timeslots from a port to any other port within the grid and the connection will be completed transparently by the 2604. Channels that have active connections appear in green, inactive channels in red?it doesn?t get any simpler than this. Additionally, for those who prefer to enter command line type configuration, the 2604 offers the option to switch to command line screens.

T1/E1 configuration screens, offers line configuration by intuitive drop down menus, while the T1/E1 link activity page offer per link status information, current and historical near and far end line statistics, and alarm configuration? all at the click of a mouse.

For greater flexibility, the 2604 management software also allows configuration and monitoring via third party, industry standard SNMP software packages.

Model 2604 Screen Capture


Ordering Information

2604/U/RUI: 4-port DACs, Cobalt Blue, Dual AC supplies
2604/U/R48: 4-port DACs, Cobalt Blue, Dual DC supplies
Standard product is Cobalt Blue




T1/E1 Ports: 4 T1/E1 ports: E1 (HDB3/AMI line coding), T1 (AMI/B8ZS line coding)
Ethernet Port: One 10/100Base-T (RJ-45 connector)
Clocking: Internal, Network (from T1/E1 WAN port), External BITS (Building Integrated Timing Supply) Clock Source via 3-pin terminal block
Front Panel Indicators: LEDs for power, CPU, system, Ethernet, External clock, test mode, and WAN ports frame and error status
Power Supplies: Dual-redundant universal AC/DC (fixed); AC power: 90 - 264 VAC (50/60 Hz); DC power: -36 to -72 VDC
Management Services: HTTP, SNMP, TELNET Ethernet, RS-232 Console Port, SYSLOG Client, Remote Software Upgrade via FTP
Alarm Reporting: Configurable alarms; Remote SNMP Traps; Front Panel LEDs; 3-Contact Relay for local alarm (3-pin terminal block)
Compliance: Safety: UL/CSA per UL1950 (METS) Canadian cMET and CS-03. EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, Low-Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC (EN 60950), FCC Part 15, CE Mark, CTR12, CTR13, FCC Part 68.
Op. Temp.: 0 - 40?C (32 - 104?F)
Humidity: 5 - 90% non-condensing
Dimensions: 48.25W x 32.00D x 4.44H cm (19.00W x 12.60D x 1.75H in.)

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