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Console Server 16 Port

Secure remote out of band management


Limited Quantity In Stock
Typically Ships within One Week
Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

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Product Features

  • Access up to 32 serial console ports securely over your Ethernet network.
  • RS-232 ports with an RJ-45 interface.


  • Dual 10-/100-/100-Mbps Ethernet ports.
  • Optional dual power inputs.
  • Secure access to RS-232 serial console ports across your Ethernet network.
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports plus optional dual power inputs for maximum redundancy.
  • The PCI port supports a V.92 modem for emergency access in case of complete network failure.
  • Features a powerful 400-Mhz, 750-MIPS, 32-bit processor.
  • Easy to manage through any Web browser or Telnet™.
  • Secured with 128-, 192- and 256-bit AES, 3DES, Blowfish, and CAST128, plus ARCFOUR or ARCTWO data encryption across the LAN via SSH and SSL.
  • Advanced user authentication through RADIUS, TACACS+, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS, and RSA.
  • Manageable through Windows® Device Manager, HTTP, HTTPS/SSL/TLS, SSH, or Telnet.
  • Includes COMredirect software to provide true remote serial ports over an Ethernet LAN.
  • Supports e-mail event notification.
  • Syslog support enables you to track system events for routine troubleshooting and incident handling.
  • The sturdy steel chassis is only 1U high and can be front- or rear-mounted.
  • Built-in surge protection on all interfaces.

  • The right choice when fail-safe operation is a priority!

    Dual 10/100/1000 Secure Console Servers enable you to use your Ethernet network to securely access remote serial console ports on equipment such as PBXs, servers, routers, or network storage equipment. Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports provide network redundancy for mission-critical applications. Plus, optional dual power inputs enable you to provide a secondary power source for increased uptime.

    The servers protect sensitive data from serial devices such as credit card readers through encryption with Secure Shell (SSH) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). The console servers also support all major encryption ciphers such as AES, 3DES, RC4, RC2, and CAST128. User authentication through RADIUS, TACACS+, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS, and RSA Security's SecurID tokens ensures that only authorized users can access the system.

    The integrated hardware encryption processor performs encryption and decryption at many times the speed of software encryption and frees the main processor to convert Ethernet and serial signals.

    Secure Console Servers support Next Generation IP (IPv6), making them compatible with networks that have upgraded to this new IP standard. Plus the included COMredirect software provides fixed TTY or COM ports so server-based applications can communicate accurately with serial devices in encrypted or clear text modes. The console servers also support SNMP for integration into managed networks.

    Secure Console Servers include Device Manager software to provide central control of multiple terminal servers, so you get maximum uptime for your remote equipment.

    Tech Specs

    CE Approval Yes
    Connectors LES8084A, LES8084A-2AC: (2) RJ-45 10-/100-/1000-Mbps Ethernet, (8) RJ-45 RS-232, (1) PCI; LES8164A, LES8164A-2AC: (2) RJ-45 10-/100-/1000-Mbps Ethernet, (16) RJ-45 RS-232, (1) PCI; LES8324A, LES8324A-2AC: (2) RJ-45 10-/100-/1000-Mbps Ethernet, (24) RJ-45 RS-232, (1) PCI
    Indicators LEDs: Per unit: (1) Power, (1) System Ready; Per Ethernet port: (1) Network Link activity; Per serial port: (1) Tx and Rx data
    Interface Serial: RS-232; Network: 10/100/1000BASE-TX
    Management Web browser; Device Manager software (included); Telnet, shared console port; SNMP, MIB II, read and write Syslog
    Operating temperature +32 to +131° F (0 to +55° C);
    Port Buffering 256K per port or 3DES encrypted to NFS server
    Power Autosensing 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz with single or dual IEC 320 inputs
    Processor 400 MHz, 750 MIPS, 32-bit
    Protocol IPv6, IPv4, TCP/IP, Reverse SSH, SSH, SSL, CIDR, RIPV2/MD5, ARP, RARP, UDP, UDP Multicast, ICMP, BOOTP, DHCP, TFTP, SNTP, Telnet, raw, reverse Telnet, LPD, RCP, DNS, WINS, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, SNMPV3, PPP, PAP/CHAP, SLIP, CSLIP
    Security SSHV1 and SSHV2; SSL V3.0/TLS V1.0, SSL V2.0 SSL Server and SSL client mode capability; Encryption: AES (256/192/128), 3DES, DES, Blowfish, CAST128, ARCFOUR(RC4), ARCTWO(RC2); Hashing Algorithms: MD5, SHA-1, RIPEMD160, SHA1-96, and MD5-96; Key exchange: RSA, EDH-RSA, EDH-DSS, ADH; X.509 Certificate verification: RSA, DSA; Certificate authority (CA) list; Local database; RADIUS Authentication and Accounting; TACACS+, LDAP, NIS, Kerberos; RSA SecureID-agent or via RADIUS; IP Address filtering; Disable unused daemons
    Serial Ports EIA-232, RJ-45 connectors, full modem and hardware flow control, 50 bps to 230 kbps, Sun® Break Safe, full bidirectional modem support, 15Kv ESD protection on all signals
    Size 1.75"(1U)H x 17.1"W x 10.4"D (4.4 x 43.4 x 26.4 cm)
    Storage temperature -40 to +150° F (-40 to +66° C)
    Weight LES8084A: 6.6 lb. (3 kg); LES8084A-2AC, LES8324A: 7 lb. (3.2 kg); LES8164A: 6.8 lb. (3.1 kg); LES8164A-2AC: 7.5 lb. (3.4 kg); LES8324-2AC: 7.7 lb. (3.5 kg)

    * 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.



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    Cost: $184.20

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    Cost: $368.39


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    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The Console Server 16 Port comes with a standard 1 Year Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard) already included.

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

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    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day 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.