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by Avocent
Product Line: Avocent ACS Advanced Console Server Series
Product Type: Router
Original price $0.00 - Original price $601.00
Original price
$0.00 - $601.00
Current price $601.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The ACS48-DAC Avocent is designed for secure console management, supporting up to 1,024 devices through secure clustering. It features a dual PowerPC CPU, 256 MB DIMM SDRAM and 128 MB compact flash for efficient performance, along with various connectivity options including 1 Ethernet 10/100BT on RJ45, 1 RS-232 console on RJ45, and multiple RS-232 serial ports. It operates within a temperature range of 50°F (10°C) to 112°F (44°C), making it versatile for different environments, and supports secure remote management protocols like SSHv1 and SSHv2, with additional support for TACACS/RADIUS/LDAP authentication.

Key Feature for the ACS48-DAC

  • What is the weight of the device with a single power supply?
    The weight with a single power supply is 7.9 lb (3.58 kg).
  • Does the ACS support wireless LAN technologies such as GPRS, GSM, and CDMA?
    Yes, it supports wireless LAN technologies including GPRS, GSM, and CDMA.
  • What storage options are available for the device?
    The device supports both compact flash and IDE drive for storage.
  • How many devices can be managed through secure clustering?
    Secure clustering allows for the console management of up to 1,024 devices.
  • What are the dimensions of the ACS models 4, 8, 16, 32, 48?
    Dimensions are 17 x 8.5 x 1.75 in (43.18 x 21.59 x 4.45 cm).
  • What is the operating temperature range of the device?
    The operating temperature range is from 50°F (10°C) to 112°F (44°C).
  • Can you provide details on the device's power supply options?
    It has an internal 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz power supply, with optional -48 VDC and optional dual entry, redundant AC and DC power supplies available.
  • What type of processor is used in the device?
    The device uses an MPC855T PowerPC dual CPU.
  • What memory configurations are available?
    Available configurations include 128 MB DIMM SDRAM/128 MB compact flash, and for the ACS48, 256 MB DIMM SDRAM/128 MB compact flash.
  • What types of network and console connections does the device support?
    It supports 1 Ethernet 10/100BT on RJ45, 1 RS-232 console on RJ45, RS-232 serial ports on RJ45, and features Secure Shell (SSHv1 and SSHv2) connections.

Product Review

The Avocent ACS48-DAC offers a comprehensive solution for console management with the capability to securely cluster and manage up to 1,024 devices, making it ideal for large-scale operations. However, its reliance on older wireless LAN technologies (GPRS, GSM, and CDMA) may limit its utility in modern network environments that favor more current wireless standards. Additionally, while its dual CPU and expandable memory options provide solid performance for network management tasks, the unit's physical dimensions and weight might pose challenges for deployments in space-constrained environments.


The Avocent ACS48-DAC is a comprehensive networking hardware solution designed to facilitate secure console management and clustering capabilities. It supports the management of up to 1,024 devices, providing a scalable solution for organizations looking to manage multiple network devices efficiently. This product stands out for its blend of reliability, performance, and security features, catering to a wide range of networking needs. Weighing between 7.9 lb (3.58 kg) for the single power model and 8.1 lb (3.67kg) for the dual power model, the Avocent ACS48-DAC is designed for easy deployment in various environments. Its dimensions of 17 x 8.5 x 1.75 inches (43.18 x 21.59 x 4.45 cm) make it a compact solution that fits well in limited spaces. The device is built to operate within a temperature range of 50°F (10°C) to 112°F (44°C), ensuring reliability across different operating environments. It also boasts a wide storage temperature range from -40°F (-40°C) to 185°F (85°C), with a humidity tolerance of 5% to 90% noncondensing, highlighting its durability and adaptability to various storage conditions. At the core of the Avocent ACS48-DAC is the MPC855T PowerPC dual CPU, supported by either 128 MB DIMM SDRAM/128 MB compact flash or 256 MB DIMM SDRAM/128 MB compact flash for the ACS48 model. These specifications ensure smooth and efficient performance for networking tasks.
  • It features 1 Ethernet 10/100BT on RJ45 and 1 RS-232 console on RJ45, along with RS-232 serial ports on RJ45, ensuring versatile connectivity options.
  • Security is a priority with Secure Shell (SSHv1 and SSHv2) connections, and it supports TACACS, RADIUS, and LDAP authentication and authorization protocols.
  • For added convenience, it offers CAT5 compatible adapters for simpler cabling and supports HTTP/HTTPS and bi-directional Telnet for easy remote management.
  • The device operates on an internal 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz power supply, with an optional -48 VDC power supply available. Additionally, it supports optional dual entry, redundant AC and DC power supplies, enhancing its reliability and uptime. The Avocent ACS48-DAC comes equipped with wireless LAN capabilities, including GPRS, GSM, and CDMA, alongside compact flash and IDE drive support. This allows for flexible and efficient management of networked devices without the constraints of wired connections. Its operating system is based on Linux, offering a stable and secure platform for networking applications. The device also features X.509 SSH certificate support, further enhancing its security capabilities. In summary, the Avocent ACS48-DAC is a powerful and versatile networking hardware solution, designed to meet the demands of secure and efficient console management and device clustering. Its comprehensive feature set, coupled with its compact and durable design, makes it an ideal choice for organizations looking to streamline their network management processes.


    Item Number ACS48-DAC by Avocent
    Weight with Single Power Supply 7.9 lb (3.58 kg)
    Weight with Dual Power Supply 8.1 lb (3.67 kg)
    Network Technology Supports GPRS, GSM, and CDMA over wireless LAN
    Storage Options Uses compact flash and IDE drives
    Management Capability Facilitates console management of up to 1,024 devices via secure clustering
    Physical Dimensions 17 x 8.5 x 1.75 inches (43.18 x 21.59 x 4.45 cm)
    Lowest Operating Temperature 50°F (10°C)
    Highest Operating Temperature 112°F (44°C)
    Lowest Storage Temperature -40°F (-40°C)
    Highest Storage Temperature 185°F (85°C)
    Humidity Range 5% to 90%, non-condensing
    Input Voltage Internal 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Alternative Power Options Available -48 VDC supply and optional redundant AC/DC power inputs
    Processor MPC855T (Dual PowerPC CPUs)
    Memory Specifications 128 MB DIMM SDRAM with 128 MB compact flash for base models; 256 MB DIMM SDRAM with 128 MB compact flash for ACS48
    Network Interface 1 Ethernet 10/100BT via RJ45 connector
    Console Interface 1 RS-232 console port via RJ45 connector
    Serial Connections Multiple RS-232 serial ports through RJ45 connectors
    Security Protocols SSHv1 and SSHv2 for encrypted connections
    Authentication Methods Supports TACACS, RADIUS, and LDAP for secure authentication and authorization
    Operating System Linux-based
    Certificate Support Implements X.509 certificates for SSH
    Adapter Compatibility Supports CAT5 adapters for easy cabling
    Network Services HTTP/HTTPS and bidirectional Telnet supported

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