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Top Printer Sharing Switches

Updated 21-Aug-09

 
AF142 Aten Parallel Switch
2/4-port parallel printer switches  
Allows two or four computers to share one parallel printer. Reversible so one computer can connect to multiple printers.
  • automatic or electronic pushbutton switching
  • all ports DB25F
  • 1-in/many-out, or many-in/1-out reversible
  • first come, first served printing
  • unique broadcast mode support
  • supports IEEE-1284 nibble mode
  • timeout: 15 / 45 seconds
  • Lead time: 2-3 days

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AF-142 Aten 2x1/1x2 IEEE 1284 bi-dir autoswitch
AS-8144B Aten 4x1/1x4 IEEE 1284 bi-dir autoswitch
 

 
Parallel Autoswitch
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Printer switches  
Available in serial or parallel models.
  • automatic or electronic pushbutton switching
  • all ports DB25F
  • first come, first served printing
  • includes 9V power adapter
  • Lead time: In stock

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PA12T 2 to 1 parallel autoswitch, standard parallel mode DB25F
SA14T 4 to 1 serial autoswitch, DB25F DTE ports with CTS/DTR flow control
SER430-10 10ft PC to serial switch cable, DB9F/DB25M
SER400-10 10ft PC to serial switch cable, DB25F/M
SER417-10 10ft Printer to serial switch cable, DB25M/M
 

 
Aten AS248T AS248R
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Expandable modular printer sharing system  
Allows up to 24 computers to share up to 8 parallel printers over inexpensive 4-wire RJ11 phone cable. Use one AS-248T for each computer DB25 parallel port and one AS-248R for each Centronics printer port. Add more users or printers at any time. Supports distances up to 1200 feet.
  • works in bus, star or tree topologies
  • software printer selection
  • 22 Kbytes per second data transfer rate
  • distance: up to 366m / 1200ft
  • no external power required
  • Lead time: 2-3 days

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AS-248R Aten FlashNet receiver C36M w/25ft cable
AS-248T Aten FlashNet transmitter DB25M w/25ft cable
 

 

TopParallel Printer Extender

 

 
IC-164 Aten Parallel Extender
1200ft parallel printer extender  
Connects a computer parallel port to a parallel printer up to 1200 feet away. Uses inexpensive RJ11 modular cable.
  • includes 25 foot cable
  • transmitter: DB25M/RJ11
  • transmitter: Centronics 36-pos Male/RJ11
  • 21 Kbytes/sec data rate
  • can be used with data switches
  • Lead time: 2-3 days

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IC-164 Aten parallel extender 25M/36M w/25ft
 

 

TopSerial to Parallel Converter

 

 

SXP325 Aten Serial Parallel Converter

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Serial to parallel converter with 512kb buffer  
Converts serial to parallel. Ideal for connecting parallel printers to legacy equipment having RS232 serial ports.
  • serial port: DB25F DCE
  • parallel port: Centronics male
  • baud rate 1200 to 115200 bps DIP switch selectable
  • supports hardware and XON/XOFF flow control
  • Lead time: In stock

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SXP-325 Aten ser/par 25F/36M b-dir converter 512k
 

 

TopRS422/RS485 Short Haul Modems / Converters

 

 
Aten SHort Haul Modem
RS232/422/485 short haul modems / converters  
Convert between RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485 signalling. Ideal for multi-drop applications or for extending serial connections past 1000 feet using just one or two twisted pairs.
  • data transmission controlled by the RTS signal
  • DCE/DTE selectable
  • point to point or multidrop operation
  • four wire full duplex / two wire full duplex
  • includes DB25F, RJ11, and strew terminal connectors
  • usually used back-to-back in pairs
  • Lead time: In stock

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IC-150 Aten short haul RS232 short haul modem / line driver / extender
IC-485S Aten RS-232/422/485 4kft short haul modem / data converter | PDF
IC-485SI Aten RS-232/485 4kft short haul modem with optical isolation | PDF
IC-485SN Aten RS-232/422/485 short haul modem, line powered | PDF
 
 

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