RAD SLIM-LAU Lobe Access Unit

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RAD SLIM-LAU Lobe Access Unit 


  • SLIM-LAU Lobe Access Unit, is a two-port lobe expander for doubling the lobe capacity of the standard Token Ring Access Unit or Hub.
  • Slim-LAU is especially suited for those applications where workstations are frequently relocated or added to the network. SLIM-LAU reduces the cost of lobe cabling and the need for adding access units, and offers a simple, cost-effective solution to expanding the ring topology.
  • SLIM-LAU is available in three media types:
    • Shielded twisted pair (STP, 150 W) with IBM data connectors.
    • Unshielded twisted pair (UTP, 100 W) with RJ-45 connectors.
    • Screened UTP (100 W) with shielded RJ-45 connectors.
  • To ensure proper operation, the TST pre-installation setup tool should be used. This small universal tool, which can also be used for installation of S-TAU, should be ordered separately (see Ordering).
  • SLIM-LAU is small, lightweight, and easy to install. No external power supply is required. The unit can be mounted on the wall using brackets supplied with it.


  • Allows connection of two workstations to a single lobe
  • Operates at 4 and 16 Mbps
  • Compatible with IBM Token Ring and complies with IEEE 802.5
  • Three models available:
    • STP (Shielded Twisted Pair)
    • UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair)
    • Screened UTP
  • Compact unit - only 1U in height and 1'' deep
  • LED indicators monitor active workstations
  • Easy installation, wall mountable
  • No external power required

Lobe Access Unit

* Specify connector type:
IDC for IBM data connectors
RJU for unshielded RJ-45 connectors
RJS for shielded RJ-45 connectors

Pre-installation Setup Tool

Pre-installation Setup Tool with adapter cable for RJ-45

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