Patton Electronics 360-EXP
Port and Buffer Expansion Kits

Patton Model 360-EXP
Port and Buffer Expansion Kits
This any-port to any-port switch interconnects up to 8 sync or async devices
Model 360PB
  Features & Benefits
  • Share a variety of up to 56 devices by cascading up to eight Model 360s.
  • Serial and Parallel conversions from Parallel-to-Serial or Serial-to-Parallel are done in the unit.
  • Simultaneous Operation of All Ports! Any or all users may send documents at the same time.
  • Independent Ports can be configured separately for parity, word length, baud rate, input or output operation, and handshaking method (DTR or X-ON/X-OFF).
  • Print Distribution function can deliver documents to the "next available printer" in the network.
  • Has the Same Easy-to-Use Character Strings for port selection and advanced commands.
  • Up to 4 Meg of dynamic buffering per node. Documents traveling between Model 360's can utilize combined memory.
  • Increased Throughput is attained using data rates to 38,400 bps and improved handling of software flow control.
  • New Guard Band Mode will ignore software commands to allow transmission of large binary files containing command strings.
  • Field Upgradeable. Upgrade any Model 360 for daisy chain operation in the field, or order units pre-configured with daisy chain firmware.

Use this device to connect up to 8 synchronous or asynchronous devices.


Dimensions: 2.5"H x 11.0"D x 16.25"W Metric (6.4 x 27.4 x 41.3 Cm)
Weight: 8 lbs (3.6 Kg)
Power: 120V AC 60Hz 230V AC 50Hz

Parallel Ports
Format: Centronics?/IBM
Word Length: 8 bits
Strobe: Positive or negative
Ready: Positive or negative
Connector: DB-25 female

Serial Ports
Format: Asynchronous/RS-232C
Configuration: DTE
Word Length: 7 or 8 bits
Parity: Odd, even, none
Baud Rate: 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400 bps
Connector: DB-25 male


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