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QuickSwitch 6284 Fiber Optic A/B Switch, ESCON

Model 6284 enables a device connected to the COMMON port to access either of two Fiber Optic networks via duplex ports. Control via pushbutton or remotely using the RS-232 serial port.

Manufacturer - Electro Standards Laboratories
Model # - 6284
SKU - 306184
Submitted By - Electro Standards Laboratories (Manufacturer)
Country - United States
Category - Fiber Switch : A/B Switch : ESCON

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Model 6284 Fiber Optic ESCON A/B Switch, RemoteFiber Cables for Model 6284 and all applications


Fiber Connectors :   A,B, COMMON: ESCON duplex ports
Fiber Port Interface :   Accept standard fiber ESCON Duplex
Remote Port Interface :   RS-232 (DB9) serial port, 9600 Bps
Manual Control :   Pushbutton
Remote Control :   DB9 RS-232 Serial Port
Display :   LED or computer terminal via remote port
Power :   115VAC/60Hz wall mount supply
Dimensions :   3" H x 8" D x 8" W
Weight :   2.8 lbs.


QuickSwitch® 6284 Fiber Optic ESCON A/B Mirror Switch with Remote Control

Electro Standards Laboratories' QuickSwitch® 6284 enables a device connected to the COMMON port to access either two separate Fiber Optic networks via duplex ports. This cutting-edge switch utilizes MEMS-based (Micro Electro Mechanical System) multimode switches.

The switch position of the QuickSwitch® 6284 can be controlled manually via a front panel pushbutton or remotely using the RS-232 serial port located on the rear of the unit. Once connected to the remote port, the computer can use any common terminal emulation software to manipulate the controls and monitor the switch position.

QuickSwitch® Fiber Optic Network Switch Features:

Access either of two ESCON Fiber Optic networks from one computerconnected to an ESCON COMMON port.
MEMS-based (Micro Electro Mechanical System) 1300nm multimode mirror switch, 62.5/125 micron.
Manual control by front-panel pushbutton.
Remote control through RS-232 (DB9) serial port.
Switch position displayed on front panel LED or on computer terminal via remote port
Insertion losses are less than 1.0 dB
The switched Fiber Optic ESCON ports are transparent to all data.
The M6284 A/B switch retains its current position in the event of a power failure.

QuickSwitch® 6284 Specifications:
CONNECTORS: Ports A, B and COMMON are Fiber Optic ESCON duplex ports.
FIBER OPTIC PORT INTERFACE: Ports A, B and COMMON are fiber optic ESCON duplex ports that accept standard fiber optic ESCON duplex connectors.
REMOTE PORT INTERFACE: RS-232 (DB9) serial port, 9600 Bps, locatedon rear of unit, may be connected to any standard RS-232 port or computer.
CONTROLS: Manual pushbutton or via remote DB9 RS-232 serial port.
DISPLAY: Front panel LED or computer terminal via remote port.
POWER: 115 VAC / 60 Hz, wall mount supply
DIMENSIONS: 3" H x 8" D x 8" W
WEIGHT: 2.8 lbs.

(Enterprise Systems Connection) is an optical serial interface between IBM mainframe computers and periperal devices such as storage and tape drives. ESCON is capable of half-duplex communication at a rate of 16 MB/second over distances of up to 43 kilometers.

This high-quality network switch is available to city, state, and federal government purchasers at a discounted price and favorable payment and shipping terms via GSA Schedule GS-35F-0286V.

QuickSwitch® Fiber Optic Switches are available in many configurations: auto fallback, switch/converters, multimode & single mode, and secure off-line positions. Check out our complete line of QuickSwitch® fiber optic switches.

For custom fiber optic network switches contact our friendly sales support staff at 401-943-1164; or email:, or complete our On-Line Custom Fiber Optic Switch Form.


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