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by Avocent
Product Line: Avocent ACS6008DAC
Product Type: KVM Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $234.00
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$0.00 - $234.00
Current price $234.00
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Product Description

The ACS6008DAC Avocent features a PowerPC-based CPU (PPC440EPx) clocked at 533 MHz with a Security Acceleration Engine, complemented by 128 MB NAND flash and 256 MB DDR-2 memory. Connectivity is ensured through two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (10/100/1000BT) on RJ45, along with one RS-232 serial console port, one AUX RS232 port or an internal modem V.92 port, and one USB 2.0 host on a Type A connector. It operates on an internal power range of 100–240 VAC, supports redundant AC and DC power supplies, and is designed for a 17.250 x 9.5 x 1.75 in. form factor, weighing 6.6 lbs.

Key Feature for the ACS6008DAC

  • What is the processor used in the ACS 6000 8-port unit?
    The unit is powered by a PPC440EPx @ 533 MHz (PowerPC with Security Acceleration Engine).
  • How much memory is available on the device?
    The device comes with 128 MB NAND flash and 256 MB DDR-2 memory.
  • What are the Ethernet interface specifications for the ACS 6000?
    It has 2 Gigabit (10/100/1000BT) Ethernet interfaces on RJ45 connectors.
  • Can you detail the serial and USB port specifications?
    It features 1 RS-232 serial console port, 1 AUX RS232 port or an internal modem V.92 port, all on RJ45 (RJ11 compatible for the modem), and 1 USB 2.0 Host on a Type A connector.
  • What are the power supply options for the ACS 6000?
    The unit has an internal power range of 100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz frequency, with optional –48 VDC power supply. It supports redundant AC and DC power supplies.
  • What is the power consumption of the ACS 6000 8-port unit?
    At 120VAC, it typically consumes 0.17A, 20W and at maximum 0.25A, 30W. At 230VAC, typical consumption is 0.1A, 23W and maximum is 0.15A, 35W.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the ACS 6000?
    The dimensions are 17.250 x 9.5 x 1.75 inches (43.82 x 24.13 x 4.45 cm) and it weighs 6.6 lbs.
  • What operating temperature range is supported by the ACS 6000?
    The operating temperature range is from 32 F (0 C) to 122 F (50 C).
  • What storage temperature range can the ACS 6000 handle?
    The storage temperature range is from -4 F (-20 C) to 158 F (70 C).
  • What are the humidity specifications for the ACS 6000?
    For operating, the relative humidity range is 20% to 80% noncondensing. For non-operating, it is 5% to 80% relative humidity.

Product Review

The Avocent ACS6008DAC provides dual AC power supply options and redundant power supplies, ensuring high availability and reliability for critical network operations. However, its CPU and memory configurations, with a PPC440EPx at 533 MHz and 256 MB of DDR-2 memory, may not meet the demands of more intensive computing tasks. Additionally, while the inclusion of two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and a variety of ports offers flexibility in connectivity, the unit's limited USB support with only one USB 2.0 port may restrict options for peripheral connectivity.


The Avocent ACS6008DAC is a console server designed to facilitate secure, remote data center management and out-of-band management of IT assets. It is equipped with a PowerPC PPC440EPx processor running at 533 MHz, incorporating a Security Acceleration Engine to enhance data security. The device is supported by 128 MB of NAND flash memory and 256 MB of DDR-2 memory, both integrated onto the motherboard, ensuring efficient operation and storage capacity for the firmware and configuration files. Connectivity is a strong suit of the ACS6008DAC, featuring two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for high-speed network connections, alongside a variety of serial and USB ports. The unit includes one RS-232 serial console port, an auxiliary RS232 port that can alternatively host an internal modem V.92 port, and a USB 2.0 port for local console access or peripheral connectivity. These interfaces ensure versatile connectivity options for a wide range of network equipment and IT assets. Power supply options are comprehensive, with the unit supporting internal power ranging from 100 to 240 VAC and operating at a frequency of 50/60 Hz. For environments requiring additional power supply redundancy or different power configurations, an optional -48 VDC power supply is available. The device also features redundant AC and DC power supplies to enhance reliability and uptime. Power consumption is optimized, with nominal voltages of 120VAC and 230VAC demonstrating typical and maximum power usage that underscores the unit's energy efficiency. The ACS6008DAC's physical dimensions are 17.250 inches in width, 9.5 inches in depth, and 1.75 inches in height, making it suitable for standard rack mounting in data centers or server rooms. It weighs 6.6 lbs, allowing for easy installation and handling. The unit is designed to operate within a temperature range of 32°F to 122°F, ensuring reliability across a broad range of data center environments. Storage temperature ranges from -4°F to 158°F, with relative humidity tolerances specified for both operating and non-operating conditions, highlighting the device's durability and resilience. Key specifications include: -
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for high-speed network connectivity.
  • Multiple serial and USB ports for versatile connectivity with network equipment and IT assets.
  • Redundant power supplies and efficient power usage for reliable and energy-efficient operation.
In summary, the Avocent ACS6008DAC is engineered to provide secure, remote management of data center and IT assets through a combination of high-speed networking, versatile connectivity options, and reliable power supply configurations. Its compact design, coupled with its operational and storage temperature ranges, makes it an ideal solution for managing complex network environments efficiently.


Part Number ACS6008DAC
Manufacturer Avocent
Type ACS 6000, 8-Port Model with Dual AC Power Supply
Processor PPC440EPx @ 533 MHz, includes Security Acceleration Engine
Storage 128 MB NAND Flash, Integrated on Mainboard
RAM 256 MB DDR-2, Integrated on Mainboard
Network Interfaces Two 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Ports, RJ45
Management Port One RS-232 Console Management Port, RJ45
Auxiliary Port One RS-232 Auxiliary Port, RJ45 or V.92 Internal Modem, RJ45 (RJ11 Compatible)
USB Ports One USB 2.0 Port, Type A Connector
Power Input (AC) 100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Optional Power Supply –48 VDC
Power Redundancy Support for Both AC and DC Power Supplies
Power Consumption (120VAC) Normal: 0.17A, 20W; Peak: 0.25A, 30W
Power Consumption (230VAC) Normal: 0.1A, 23W; Peak: 0.15A, 35W
Dimensions 17.25 x 9.5 x 1.75 inches (43.82 x 24.13 x 4.45 cm)
Weight 6.6 pounds
Operational Temperature Range 32°F (0°C) to 122°F (50°C)
Storage Temperature Range -4°F (-20°C) to 158°F (70°C)
Humidity (Operational, Non-condensing) 20% to 80%
Humidity (Non-operational) 5% to 80%

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