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by Avocent
Product Line: Avocent ACS8000 Series
Product Type: Console Server
Original price $0.00 - Original price $283.00
Original price
$0.00 - $283.00
Current price $283.00
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Product Description

The ACS8-DAC Avocent console server features an MPC855T processor, with 128 MB of both RAM and flash memory, housed in an external, 1U enclosure measuring 17 inches in width, 8.5 inches in depth, and 1.8 inches in height. It supports 8 ports, utilizing Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and RS-232 for data link protocols, and is capable of operating within a temperature range of 14 F to 140 F. The device is designed for remote management via SNMP, Telnet, HTTP, and HTTPS protocols, and supports a power supply of AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz).

Key Feature for the ACS8-DAC

  • What is the processor model in the 8 Port console server Dual AC?
    The processor model is MPC855T.
  • How many ports does this device have?
    The 8 Port console server Dual AC features 8 ports.
  • What are the dimensions of the 8 Port console server Dual AC?
    Width: 17 in, Depth: 8.5 in, Height: 1.8 in.
  • What type of power supply is required for the device?
    It requires AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz).
  • What is the maximum operating temperature for the 8 Port console server Dual AC?
    The maximum operating temperature is 140 F (60 C).
  • Can the device support rack mounting?
    Yes, it includes rack mount ears for installation.
  • What remote management protocols are supported?
    The device supports SNMP, Telnet, HTTP, and HTTPS protocols.
  • What is the storage temperature range?
    The storage temperature range is from -4 F (-20 C) to 158 F (70 C).
  • How much RAM and flash memory are installed in the device?
    It has 128 MB of RAM and 128 MB of flash memory installed.
  • What network protocols does the 8 Port console server Dual AC support?
    It supports Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, RS-232 for data link protocols and TCP/IP, IPSec, SLIP for network/transport protocols.

Product Review

The Avocent ACS8-DAC console server, with its 8 ports and dual AC power supplies, offers reliable connectivity and redundancy for managing network equipment. Its 1U external enclosure is compact, fitting easily into standard racks, but the limited 128 MB RAM and flash memory may constrain performance under high demand. Support for a wide range of protocols including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, RS-232, TCP/IP, and more, alongside remote management capabilities (SNMP, Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS), enhances its versatility, although the potential for future scalability could be hampered by the fixed number of ports and memory capacity.


The Avocent ACS8-DAC is an 8-port console server designed to facilitate efficient network management and secure remote access. This external, 1U device measures 17 inches in width, 8.5 inches in depth, and 1.8 inches in height, weighing in at 6.6 pounds. It is powered by an MPC855T processor, with both RAM and flash memory capped at 128 MB. The ACS8-DAC supports a variety of data link protocols including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and RS-232, while also accommodating TCP/IP, IPSec, and SLIP network/transport protocols for versatile connectivity options. Remote management of the device is streamlined through support for SNMP, Telnet, HTTP, and HTTPS protocols, ensuring administrators can easily monitor and configure the system from anywhere. The device operates efficiently within a wide temperature range, from 14 F to 140 F for operating conditions, and from -4 F to 158 F for storage. Humidity tolerance is also broad, with operating non-condensing relative humidity ranging from 20% to 80%, and non-operating non-condensing relative humidity from 5% to 95%, ensuring reliability in various environmental conditions. Power requirements for the Avocent ACS8-DAC are flexible, with AC 120/230 V compatibility at a frequency of 50/60 Hz. This ensures the device can be deployed in a wide range of power environments globally. The package includes power cords and rack mount ears, facilitating easy installation and integration into existing rack setups. Key hardware specifications include: -
  • 8 serial ports enabling direct management of network equipment.
  • Dual AC power supplies for redundancy and reliability.
  • Capability to expand up to 48 RS-232 serial ports on RJ45, providing scalable solutions for growing network infrastructures.
This console server is designed for IT administrators in need of a scalable, secure, and manageable solution for remote network access and infrastructure management. Its compact 1U size makes it an ideal choice for space-constrained environments, while its comprehensive protocol support and temperature tolerance ensure it can be deployed in a wide range of operational scenarios. The Avocent ACS8-DAC serves as a critical tool for managing network operations, offering a combination of performance, reliability, and security for enterprise environments.


Product NumberAvocent ACS8-DAC
Device Type8-Port Console Server with Dual AC Power Supplies
Form FactorExternal, Rack-mountable - 1U
Width17 inches
Depth8.5 inches
Height1.8 inches
Weight6.6 pounds
Memory (Standard/Maximum)128 MB RAM
Storage (Standard/Maximum)128 MB Flash
Number of Ports8
Supported Network ProtocolsEthernet, Fast Ethernet, RS-232
Protocols for Network TransportTCP/IP, IPSec, SLIP
Management ProtocolsSNMP, Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS
Power RequirementsAC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Operating Temperature Range14°F to 140°F (-10°C to 60°C)
Storage Temperature Range-4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
Operational Humidity Range20% to 80% (non-condensing)
Non-operational Humidity Range5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Accessories IncludedPower Cables, Rack Mounting Ears
Maximum RS-232 Serial Ports via RJ45Up to 48

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