Black Box DB25 Network Router User Manual

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Black Box Corporation.
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DATA BROADCAST UNITS
EL DATA
UNIT
PARALL
LLBACK
AST/FA
BROADC
DB-8
RESE
T
MODE
H
SWITC
BC
PORT
MODE
BC
FB
BUSY
POWER
B
A
FB
P
COM
CH1
CH2
CH3
CH4
CH5
CH6
CH7
CH8
PWR
DB-8/25
COMP
1 2
L
CHANNE
6 7 8
3 4 5
PWR
ED DATA
BUFFER
MASTER
Key Features
Data Broadcast Units:
Fully regenerate an
async host signal and
broadcast it out to
eight slave ports.
Choose from DB25
or RJ-11 versions.
Buffered Data
Broadcast Units:
Port buffering lets your
connected devices
receive data continuously, regardless of
their speeds.
Parallel Data Broadcast/Fallback Unit:
Sends parallel data to
two printers at once,
or “falls back” for
continuous data output.
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AST
BROADC
S
NEL PORT
CHAN
6 7 8
3 4 5
0 1 2
PWR
Send serial data to
up to eight printers
or terminals at once.
Or send parallel data
to two printers
simultaneously.
f you want to transmit data to
more than one printer or terminal
at the same time, choose among
our Data Broadcast Units,
Buffered Data Broadcast Units,
and Parallel Data Broadcast/
Fallback Unit. These solutions
get the job done—without losing
signal strength!
ports, and then completely regenerate and broadcast each of
those new port signals to their
respective devices.
There’s a model for DB25
cabling and one for RJ-11 cabling
to fit your needs. The DB25 model
is available in 115- or 230-VAC
versions.
Data Broadcast Units
The Data Broadcast Units
enable you to transmit data from
any serial async device to up to
eight printers, modems, or
terminals simultaneously.
The Data Broadcast Units take
the RS-232 signal from your async
host, divide it among eight slave
Buffered Data Broadcast Units
The Buffered Data Broadcast
Units function in the same way as
the Data Broadcast Units, but they
also feature individually buffered
ports. These let you send async
data to devices operating at
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various speeds. You can configure each port for word structure,
baud rate, flow control, and DTE
or DCE operation.
Versions are available for 115or 230-VAC power.
Parallel Data Broadcast/
Fallback Unit
This unit lets you send parallel
data to two printers simultaneously, or designate a backup printer
in case your primary printer fails.
Electronic Sign Board
Distribute an on-line data
service throughout a
corporation using a Data
Broadcast Unit.
CEO’s
Async
Terminal
RS-232
Cable
Async Terminal
in Boardroom
Async Terminal in
Chicago Office
Data Broadcast Unit
On-Line
Data Feed
Modem
Modem
Line Driver
Line Driver
Telco Line
Alarm Panel
Enhance a security system
with parallel data output
using the Parallel Data
Broadcast/Fallback Unit.
Parallel Data
Broadcast/
Fallback Unit
Async Terminal
in Mfg. Plant
Dot-Matrix Printer in
Computer Room
Parallel
Cable
Parallel Line Drivers
Joined with
Twisted-Pair Cable
Dot-Matrix
Printer in
Guard’s Office
Technically Speaking
he Data Broadcast Units and
Buffered Data Broadcast Units
regenerate a serial RS-232 async
signal and send it to up to eight
terminals or printers simultaneously. The Parallel Data Broadcast/Fallback Unit sends parallel
data to two printers at once, or
operates in fallback mode to
support a backup printer in case
your primary printer fails.
Data Broadcast Units
• The DB25 model supports
three leads on each port
connector: Transmit Data
(TXD), Receive Data (RXD),
and Signal Ground (SG).
Pins 4 and 5 are jumpered
internally. Also, pins 6, 8, and
20 are tied internally. The
input to the Composite port
T
2
is regenerated and simultaneously sent out on the
output lead of each of the
eight slave ports, channels
1 through 8.
• The RJ-11 model supports
pins 2, 3, and 7 only. You will
need to order male or female
RJ modular adapters for use
with this model. See page 4.
Buffered Data Broadcast Units
• These units have an internal
buffer that is dynamically
allocated to the individual
ports. “Dynamic allocation”
means that a varying amount
of buffer is given to each port
as it needs it, instead of
having a set size of buffer for
each port. Additional buffer
amounts can be shifted to
ports that are receiving
information faster than they
can transmit it out to another
port(s). Since this allows the
buffer to be used most
efficiently, system throughput
increases. The dynamic
allocation works in both
directions—when a host is
transmitting to the ports and
when the ports are
transmitting to the host.
• Buffered Data Broadcast
Units support four slave
devices and one master
device. They have 32 KB of
RAM, with approximately
29.4 KB devoted to buffering.
You can expand their channel
port capacity and/or RAM with
the following items:
• A 4-Port Expansion Card that
provides 4 additional input
ports.
• A 32-KB Memory Expansion
Card that also provides
25.4 KB more bytes of buffer.
Parallel Data Broadcast/
Fallback Unit
• A front-panel switch lets you
select from two modes.
• Broadcast mode enables
you to get printouts from two
locations at the same time.
• In fallback mode, if your
primary printer fails, your
output will automatically
switch to an identical
secondary printer, so you will
be sure to get your printout.
Specifications for the Data Broadcast Units
Flow Control: Software only,
transparent to speed and data
Pins Supported:
TL158A-R4, TL158AE-R3: 4, 5, 6, 8,
and 20;
TL159A: 2, 3, and 7
Protocol: Async
Speed: Transparent
User Channels: 8
CE Approval: TL158AE-R3
Power: TL158A-R4: Wallmount
power supply, 115 VAC, 60 Hz
@ 50 mA, 60 W;
TL158AE-R3: External power
supply (IEC connector),
230 VAC, 50 Hz;
TL159A: Wallmount power supply,
120 VAC, 60 Hz, 6 W
Interface: RS-232 (DTE/DCE)
Connectors:
TL158A-R4, TL158AE-R3:
(9) DB25 F;
TL159A: (9) RJ-11 F
Indicators: (10) LEDs: PWR,
Channels 1 through 8 active,
COMP active
Size: TL158A-R4, TL158AE-R3:
2.3"H x 12.2"W x 11.1"D
(5.8 x 31 x 28.2 cm);
TL159A: 1.5"H x 5.5"W x 8.5"D
(3.8 x 14 x 21.6 cm)
Weight: TL158A-R4, TL158AE-R3:
8.3 lb. (3.8 kg);
TL159A: 2.4 lb. (1.1 kg)
Specifications for the Buffered Data Broadcast Units
Buffer Size: 32 KB (expandable to
64 KB with optional TL484)
Speed: 110 bps to 19.2 kbps (port
selectable)
Indicators: (10) LEDs: (1) Power,
(9) Port Activity
Data Format: Each port can be
configured for 7 or 8 bits; odd,
even, or no parity
User Channels: 4 (expands to 8)
Operating Environment:
Temperature: 32 to 113°F
(0 to 45°C);
Humidity: Up to 95%
noncondensing
Flow Control: Hardware or software,
transparent to speed and data
Pins Supported: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
20, and 22
Protocol: Async, ASCII
CE Approval:
TL160A-R2, TL160AE-R2, TL160-C
Interface:
RS-232, DTE/DCE selectable
Mean Time Between Failures
(MTBF): TL160A-R2, TL160AE-R2:
20,000 hours;
with TL160-C: 16,000 hours
Connectors:
TL160A-R2, TL160AE-R2:
(5) DB25 F;
with TL160-C: (9) DB25 F
Specifications for the Parallel Data Broadcast/Fallback Unit
Data Format: Parallel, 8 bits
Flow Control: Busy, acknowledge
busy
Speed: 40,000 characters per
second
Switches: (1) Mode toggle switch,
toggles between broadcast (BC)
and fallback (FB)
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NOTE: In fallback mode,
use identical parallel printers.
The initialization string sent to
the primary printer does not
carry over to the secondary
printer.
Interface: Centronics and IBM PC
parallel compatible
®
Connectors: (3) DB25 F
®
Indicators: (6) LEDs: Power, Busy,
Port A, Port B, Broadcast Mode,
Fallback Mode
Power: Wallmount power supply,
115 VAC, 60 Hz
Size: 2.1"H x 6"W x 8.1"D
(5.3 x 15.2 x 20.6 cm)
Weight: 2.1 lb. (1 kg)
Power:
TL160A-R2: Wallmount power
supply, 115 VAC, 60 Hz, 175 mA,
20 W;
TL160AE-R2: External power
supply (IEC connector),
230 VAC, 50 Hz, 90 mA, 20 W
Size: TL160A-R2, TL160AE-R2:
2.3"H x 12.2"W x 11.1"D
(5.8 x 31 x 28.2 cm)
Weight: TL160A-R2, TL160AE-R2:
7.5 lb. (3.4 kg);
TL160-C: 8.1 lb. (3.7 kg)
What’s Included
All models include a power supply
and a users’ manual.
Ordering Information
ITEM
CODE
Data Broadcast Units
DB25
115-VAC .................................................................................................................................................................................TL158A-R4
230-VAC...............................................................................................................................................................................TL158AE-R3
RJ-11.................................................................................................................................................................................................TL159A
To rackmount the DB25 models, order…
Rackmount Bracket .............................................................................................................................................................................TL486
The RJ-11 model requires…
RJ Modular Adapter
Male.....................................................................................................................................................................................................FA252
Female.................................................................................................................................................................................................FA253
For optimum performance and a 20% savings, order…
RJ-11 (4-Wire) Modular Cable, Straight-Pinned, 7-ft. (2.1-m) .........................................................................................EL04MS-07
RS-232 Cable, 25-Conductor, 10-ft. (3-m) .........................................................................................................................ECM25C-0010
Buffered Data Broadcast Units
115-VAC .....................................................................................................................................................................................TL160A-R2
230-VAC...................................................................................................................................................................................TL160AE-R2
To enhance your Buffered Data Broadcast Units, order…
4-Port Expansion Card ....................................................................................................................................................................TL160-C
32-KB Memory Expansion Card........................................................................................................................................................TL484
For optimum performance and a 20% savings, order…
RS-232 Cable, 25-Conductor, 10-ft. (3-m) .........................................................................................................................ECM25C-0010
Parallel Data Broadcast/Fallback Unit .........................................................................................................................................PI070A
For long-distance connections, order a pair of…
Short-Haul Modem-B Parallel-T (Transmitter)
Standalone ....................................................................................................................................................................................ME806A
Card................................................................................................................................................................................................ME806-C
Short-Haul Modem-B Parallel-R (Receiver)
Standalone ....................................................................................................................................................................................ME807A
Card................................................................................................................................................................................................ME807-C
For printer connections…
Parallel Printer Cable, 10-ft. (3-m), Male/Male.......................................................................................................EYN600-0010-MM
For CPU connections…
Extended-Distance/Quiet Cable, 25 Conductors, 10-ft. (3-m), Male/Male....................................................EMN25C-0010-MM
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