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Pro Switching System Plus Chassis, 4U  

Intelligent, secure switching for disaster recovery, access control, and network backup.

SM960A

Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available
(3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • Holds up to 16 switch modules. Mix and match data, voice, video, and AC power switching modules in a single chassis.
  • Offers secure switching via latching relays or micro-mirror switching mechanisms.
  • Cascade multiple 18-slot chassis to support up to 4080 ports.


  • Description

    Pro Switching System Plus Chassis, 4U


    Quick Facts

  • Holds up to 16 switch modules. Mix and match data, voice, video, and AC power switching modules in a single chassis.
  • Offers secure switching via latching relays or micro-mirror switching mechanisms.
  • Cascade multiple 18-slot chassis to support up to 4080 ports.

  • Further Details

  • Supports CAT6 10-GbE as well as legacy RS-232 connections via optional modules.
  • Switch operates at Layer 1 and is transparent to data formats and protocols.
  • Choose a separately available Controller Card to control switching locally or remotely.


  • The Pro Switching System Plus is an intelligent ganged switching system consisting of a chassis and individual interface cards (order separately). The advanced design of this system gives you incredible operational flexibility and performance.

    You can switch one card individually or switch the entire rack through a Controller Card. You can even daisychain multiple chassis to control up to 4080 individual ports.

    The chassis includes a backplane for plugging in the cards. Just order the cards you need, as well as a Power Supply Module (or for redundancy, order two Power Supply Modules).

    Switch securely.
    For fail-safe operation, the system uses proprietary micro-mirror or latching relay switching technology. That means data can continue to pass through even if the power has been cut off.

    The cards perform Layer 1 switching, so the system operates independently of data rates, protocols, formats, or signal levels.

    The Controller Card.
    The key to the system is the Controller Card. One is required for each 18-slot chassis, and it takes up two card slots. The Controller Card enables you to individually switch any port from the front panel, or gang switch the entire system.

    For more capabilities, choose models with an RS-232 serial controller, or an SNMP-based Ethernet controller, which also includes GUI Switchcenter software. These intelligent cards enable you to switch from anywhere in the world via an RS-232 or IP connection.

    Each chassis also has a keyed switch so you can enable/disable manual switching from the front-panel toggle switches.

    Pick a card, any card.
    Switching cards are available for RS-232, video, fiber, and CAT5 and CAT6 connections.

    Mix it up.
    Use the system to support both new and legacy technologies. Add cards for fast CAT6 10-GbE networking while keeping connections for older RS-232 and 75-ohm video connections.

    Control power.
    To power a backup network, choose the 1-In/2-Out Power Switch Modules. Or, to set up a redundant backup power supply, choose the 2-In/1-Out models. Both are available with advanced network reporting functions.


    Technical Specifications for Pro Switching System Plus Chassis, 4U:

    CE Approval Yes
    Size 7"H (4U) x 19"W x 6.5"D (17.8 x 48.3 x 16.5 cm)


    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.


    Resources for Pro Switching System Plus Chassis, 4U:

    Application Diagrams


    Connect your Pro Switching System Plus Chassis, 4U with:

    Accessory: SM961A-PS

    Pro Switching System Plus 120–240 VAC Power Supply Module

    Pro Switching System Plus 120–240 VAC Power Supply Module

    Accessory: SM962A

    Pro Switching Controller Card, SNMP/RS-232/Manual Switching

    Pro Switching Controller Card, SNMP/RS-232/Manual Switching

    Accessory: SM964A

    Pro Switching System Plus Controller Card, Manual Switching

    Pro Switching System Plus Controller Card, Manual Switching

    Accessory: SM966A

    Pro Switching System Plus A/B Switch Card, DB9

    Pro Switching System Plus A/B Switch Card, DB9

    Accessory: SM967A

    Pro Switching System Plus A/B Switch Card, DB15

    Pro Switching System Plus A/B Switch Card, DB15

    Accessory: SM969A

    Pro Switching System Plus 120-VAC Power A/B Switch Card with Processor/Networked Reporting, 1 In/2 Out

    Pro Switching System Plus 120-VAC Power A/B Switch Card with Processor/Networked Reporting, 1 In/2 Out

    Accessory: SM977A-ST

    Pro Switching System Plus A/B Switch Card, Fiber Optic, ST, Latching

    Pro Switching System Plus A/B Switch Card, Fiber Optic, ST, Latching

    Accessory: SM978A

    Pro Switching System Plus A/B Switch Card, RJ-45 CAT5

    Pro Switching System Plus A/B Switch Card, RJ-45 CAT5

    Accessory: SM980A

    Pro Switching System Plus A/B Switch Card, RJ-45 CAT6 10-GbE, Dual-Port

    Pro Switching System Plus A/B Switch Card, RJ-45 CAT6 10-GbE, Dual-Port

    Accessory: SM981

    Pro Switching System Plus Blank Rear Panel

    Pro Switching System Plus Blank Rear Panel

    Double Diamond Warranty

    Standard Manufacturer's Warranty


    A warranty is included.

    Extended 1 Year Warranty Available


    Protect your purchase with an additional 1 Year Double Diamondâ„¢ warranty!
    Cost: $40.00

    Extended 3 Year Warranty Available


    Protect your purchase with an additional 3 Year Double Diamondâ„¢ warranty!
    Cost: $79.99

    Diamond

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)

    Coverage:

    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.


    The Double Diamond Warranty is our no-questions-asked warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    Most of our products come with a one- or two-year warranty. Some products—such as copper cables, manual switches, cabinets, and racks—are even guaranteed for life!

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.


    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product* for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Certain products may not be eligible.

    Warranty Compared

    Black Box® Double Diamond™ Warranty The Competition
    Warranty Length One Year to Lifetime, Depending on the Product. Read the fine print.
    Guaranteed for Life! Black Box® Brand Copper Cables, Manual Switches and More! No.
    Accidental Damage 100% Covered! No.
    Water Damage 100% Covered! No.
    Power Surges 100% Covered! No.
    Warranty Replacements No Questions Asked! ?
    Tech Support Hotline 100% FREE! $$$

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day, no-questions-asked return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

     

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    Shipping Info

    Weight: 6.687 lbs.
    HxWxD: 9.6 x 11 x 25.25 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day, no-questions-asked return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.


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