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by Avocent
Product Line: Avocent ACS5048
Product Type: Console Server
Original price $0.00 - Original price $390.00
Original price
$0.00 - $390.00
Current price $390.00
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Product Description

The ACS5048 Avocent console server features a 48-port configuration and is powered by a MPC855T PowerPC Dual-CPU, with 256 MB DIMM SDRAM and 128 MB compact flash memory specific to this model. Connectivity options include 1 Ethernet 10/100BT on RJ-45, 1 RS-232 console port on RJ-45, and multiple RS-232 serial ports, supporting both in-band and out-of-band network management. The device operates within a temperature range of 50 F (10 C) to 112 F (44 C), with a power supply specification of 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz, and a maximum power consumption of 35W.

Key Feature for the ACS5048

  • What is the maximum operational temperature for the 48-port ACS 5000 console server?
    The maximum operational temperature is 112 F (44 C).
  • How much memory is available on the ACS 5048 model?
    The ACS 5048 has 256 MB DIMM SDRAM and 128 MB compact flash.
  • Can the ACS 5000 console server manage power remotely?
    Yes, it supports integrated power control for remote power management.
  • What are the power specifications of the ACS 5000 console server?
    It operates at a nominal voltage of 100-240VAC, with a typical power usage of 0.15A 18W and a maximum of 0.3A 36W.
  • What type of CPU does the ACS 5000 console server use?
    It utilizes an MPC855T, which is a PowerPC Dual-CPU.
  • Does the ACS 5000 series support in-band management?
    Yes, it supports secure in-band and out-of-band network remote management.
  • What is the minimum operating temperature for the console server?
    The minimum operating temperature is 50 F (10 C).
  • How many Ethernet ports are available on the ACS 5000 console server?
    There is 1 Ethernet 10/100BT port on RJ-45.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the ACS 5000 series console servers?
    The dimensions are 17.03 x 8.85 D x 1.70 in. (433mm x 225mm x 43mm).
  • How does humidity affect the ACS 5000 console server's operation?
    It operates within a non-condensing humidity range of 15% minimum to 90% maximum.

Product Review

The Avocent ACS5048 offers a high-density solution with 48 RS-232 serial ports, ideal for managing multiple devices, alongside a single Ethernet port for network connectivity. The inclusion of a PowerPC Dual-CPU and 256 MB DIMM SDRAM provides sufficient processing power and memory for most management tasks, while the compact flash memory offers a reliable storage option for firmware and configurations. However, the device's reliance on a single AC power supply could pose a risk for environments requiring high availability, although its power management features and broad operating temperature range support use in varied conditions.


The Avocent ACS5048 console server comes with a single AC power supply and is designed to provide secure, remote management of networked devices. This model, part of the ACS 5000 series, stands out with its capacity to manage up to 48 devices through its RS-232 serial ports, making it an ideal solution for large network environments. Its hardware specifications are built to support demanding applications and ensure reliable performance. At the heart of the ACS5048 is the MPC855T CPU, a PowerPC dual-CPU that offers efficient processing capabilities. The device is equipped with 256 MB of DIMM SDRAM and 128 MB of compact flash memory, providing ample space for firmware and configuration files. This combination of CPU and memory ensures smooth operation even in high-demand scenarios. Network connectivity is facilitated through a single Ethernet port that supports 10/100BT on RJ-45, allowing for straightforward integration into existing network infrastructures. Additionally, the device features a RS-232 console port on RJ-45 for local management. The bulk of device management capabilities are accessed through the 48 RS-232 serial ports on RJ-45, enabling direct connection to a wide range of network hardware. Power efficiency is a key design consideration for the ACS5048. It operates within a nominal voltage range of 100-240VAC, with a maximum power consumption of 35W. Power usage typically stands at 0.15A 18W, peaking at 0.3A 36W under maximum load. This efficiency does not compromise the device's operational temperature range, which is from 50 F (10 C) to 112 F (44 C) for operating conditions, and from 4 F (-20 C) to 158 F (70 C) for storage. The physical dimensions of the ACS5048 are designed to fit standard rack mounts, measuring 17.03 inches in width, 8.85 inches in depth, and 1.70 inches in height. Weighing in at 7.7 lbs. (3.5 Kg), it's both compact and lightweight, making it easy to integrate into a variety of environments without occupying excessive space. Key features include: - Secure in-band and out-of-band network remote management, allowing administrators to maintain control over networked devices from any location. - Integrated power management capabilities, enabling efficient monitoring and control over the power use of connected devices. - A comprehensive array of RS-232 serial ports, providing flexibility in managing a wide range of network hardware. In summary, the Avocent ACS5048 is a versatile console server that combines efficient processing, substantial memory capacity, and broad connectivity options to offer a comprehensive solution for remote network management. Its design emphasizes both performance and efficiency, suitable for managing complex network infrastructures.


Item Number Avocent ACS5048
Manufacturer Avocent
Product Type 48-port ACS 5000 Series Console Server with Single AC Power Source
Processor MPC855T (Dual-Core PowerPC)
Base Memory Configuration 128 MB SDRAM DIMM/128 MB Compact Flash
Enhanced Memory Option 256 MB SDRAM DIMM/128 MB Compact Flash (Exclusive to ACS 5048)
Ethernet Interface One 10/100BT RJ-45 Port
Management Console Interface One RS-232 RJ-45 Port
Serial Interfaces RS-232 RJ-45 Ports
Maximum Internal Power Supply Voltage 240 VAC
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Maximum Power Consumption 35 Watts
Voltage Range 100-240VAC
Typical Power Usage 0.15A 18W
Peak Power Usage 0.3A 36W
Operating Temperature Range 10°C (50°F) to 44°C (112°F)
Storage Temperature Range -20°C (4°F) to 70°C (158°F)
Humidity Range for Operation (non-condensing) 15% to 90%
Dimensions for ACS Models 5004, 5008, 5016, 5032, 5048 433mm x 225mm x 43mm (17.03 x 8.85 x 1.70 inches)
Weight 3.5 Kg (7.7 lbs)
Network Management Secure Remote Management via Network, Both In-Band and Out-of-Band
Power Administration Features Integrated Power Control Functions

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