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AFS-16-1 RJ45 Data Fallback Switch

AFS-16-1 RJ45 Data Fallback Switch

SKU:  AFS-16-1

Accessories Included:

  • Quick Start Guide
  • DX9F-DTE-RJ - Adapter, DB-9F to RJ-45
  • Network Cable, Cat 5e, 7 ft. (2.13 m)
  • DPC-13-515P-8F - Power Supply Cable, C13 to NEMA 5-15P, 8 ft. (2.44 m)
16-Channel A/B Fallback Switch Base Unit, Dual Power Supply & Control Card (RJ45 Channel Cards Sold Separately)

Data lines are the life blood of your network, any halt or slowdown could prove fatal. Fail-safe data transmissions are required for those who want to keep critical systems healthy and alive 24/7/365.

The AFS-16-1 helps you switch data between A or B lines when network events are detected. Fully loaded with SNMP, remote access, security & authentication features, event monitoring & notification alarms the AFS quickly, remotely & securely prevents data line disasters from occurring.

  • SNMP/Ping-No-Answer/Alarm Based Routing of Data Lines
  • Alarm/Switching Notification via SNMP, SYSLOG, Email or Text Message
  • Switch Up to 16 Data Lines, Manually or Automatically

WMU Firmware

The AFS-16-1 provides a perfect solution for fallback/failover switching of T1, E1, RS232, RS422/485 and telephone lines. When a target device fails to respond to a ping command or a user-defined alarm is triggered, the AFS-16-1 can automatically reroute RJ45 data or ethernet lines to minimize downtime and maintain network communication. When the situation that triggered the fallback/failover is cleared, the AFS-16-1 can reroute A/B lines back to their original configuration. An SNMP trap, SYSLOG message, email or text message can also be sent to notify you when A/B switching occurs or when a user defined alarm is triggered.

The modular design of the AFS-16-1 allows the unit to grow to fit the requirements of your failover switching application. When you need fallback switching capabilities for more data or ethernet lines, additional RJ45 A/B Circuit Modules can be easily snapped into place in the AFS-16’s rack frame; each AFS-16-1 unit will accept up to sixteen RJ45 A/B Circuit Modules.

Includes Enterprise Management Software

Data Fallback Switch with enterprise management software

The AFS-16-1 Data Fallback Switch includes WTI’s convenient Enterprise Management Software, which drastically simplifies the task of managing multiple WTI devices spread throughout your network infrastructure. The WMU Enterprise Management Software provides a centralized command interface that allows administrators to easily manage, label and control multiple AFS-16-1 Data Fallback Switches in large network applications, reducing the time required to access circuit switching functions for connected devices.

Once installed on your PC or laptop, the WMU Enterprise Management Software can search a user-defined IP address range on your network and discover all compatible WTI devices within the range. Discovered units are then added to the Enterprise Management Software’s inventory, allowing administrators to assign a descriptive tag to each WTI device in order to denote the location or function of the device. In addition to providing a centralized interface for circuit switching functions, the Enterprise Management Software can also be used to control firmware updates for WTI products and edit and manage user accounts at individual or multiple WTI devices.

Ethernet 10/100/1000, T1/E1, RS-232/422/485
Data Line Switching

  • Switch up to 16 data lines
  • Circuits Switched Automatically, Manually, or by Code/Command
  • Accepts SNMP Commands to Control Switching and Select Parameters
  • User Defined Default A/B Settings
  • Ping-No-Answer Fallback Switching
  • SNMPv2c & SNMPv3 Management

A/B Fallback Switching via:

  • Device Ping Response
  • Input Contact Signals
  • Web GUI
  • CLI


  • In-Band (10/100Base-T Ethernet Port)
  • Local Access (RJ45 RS232 SetUp Port)
  • Reverse/Outbound SSH & Telnet


  • SNMP/Ping-No-Answer/Alarm Based Routing of Data Lines
  • Remote Routing of Data Lines
  • Active or Fallback Gang Switching
  • Disaster Recovery/Prevention Switching
  • Switch to "Out-of-Service" or "Off-Line" Conditions
  • Cat5 A/B Switching
  • T1 & E1 Failover Switching

Security & Authentication:

  • SSHv2 Encryption (FIPS 140-2 Validated)
  • HTTPS/SSL Secure Web
  • Remote Authentication
  • Multi-Level Subscriber Directory w/ Circuit-Specific Password Protection
  • IP Address Filtering

Event Monitoring, Logging & Notification:

  • Alarms via SNMP, SYSLOG, Email or Text Message
  • Over-Temperature Alarms
  • Ping-No-Answer Alarm (Failed Ping Command)
  • Invalid Access Lockout and Alarm
  • Power Cycle Alarm
  • Input Contact Monitor
  • Output Contacts to Drive Optional External Devices
  • Temperature, Command & Event Logging Capabilities


  • Ping-No-Answer (Failed Ping Command)
  • Over-Temperature
  • Invalid Access Lockout
  • Power Cycle
  • Input Contact Monitor

Accessibility & Unit Management:

  • In-Band (10/100Base-T Ethernet Port)
  • Local Access (RJ45 RS232 SetUp Port)
  • Reverse/Outbound SSH & Telnet
  • Built-In Web GUI
  • Command Line (CLI)
  • Full MIB Support
  • NTP for True Server Sync
  • Includes WMU Enterprise Management Software
  • SNMP Control, Monitoring and Configuration (Supports SNMP Versions 1, 2C, and 3)


Switched Circuit Card: Up to 16 Modules
Interface: RJ45-3, Three Jacks, 8-Pins Switched Common Jack to A or B Jack
Contacts: High Reliability, Mechanical Relays, Break-Before-Make Contacts with 1 Amp @ 30 VDC Rating, 100 Million Cycle Life
Manual Switching: Individual Toggle Switch, Plus Gang Switching from Control Module
Code/Browser Switching: By Slot Number or by Name

Card Rack and Control Unit:
Ethernet Port: RJ45, 10/100Base-T
Serial Console Port: 1 each, RJ45, RS232C
AUX Connector: 5-Pin Quick-Connect Terminal Block for Connection to Alarm Output and Monitor Inputs (Low: 0 to -48V, High: +5 to +48V)
Coding: Serial ASCII, 8 Bits No Parity
Data Rate: 1200, 2400, 9600, 19.2K bps
Memory: Nonvolatile Parameter Storage
Break: Send Break or Inhibit Break
Usernames & Passwords: 32 character usernames; 16 character passwords (case sensitive.) Up to 128 pairs, definable circuit module, circuit group and command access.

RS232 Port Interface:
Connector: One (1) RJ45 connector (DTE pinout)
Coding: 7/8 bits, Even, Odd, No Parity, 1, 2 Stop Bits
Flow Control: XON/XOFF, RTS/CTS, Both, or None
Data Rate: 300 to 115.2K bps (all standard rates)

Size: 5.25” H x 19.00” W x 6.75” D
(13.3 cm H x 48.3 cm W x 17.1 cm D)
Power: 100/240 VAC 50/60 Hz, 15 watts, Dual Inputs
Weight: Shipping Weight, Fully Loaded, 15 pounds (6.8 kG)
Operating Temperature: 32˚F to 122˚F (0˚C to 50˚C)
Humidity: 10 - 90% RH

Ordering Information:
AFS-16-1 Base Unit: AFS-16R (Card Rack,) AFS-16P-Dual (Power Supply) and AFS-16PPC (Control Card)
AFS-16R AFS Card Rack/Chassis, 19" Rack Mount
AFS-16P Dual AFS Dual Input Power Supply Module, 100/240 VAC
AFS-16PPC AFS Control Module
AFS-RJ45 Individual RJ45 A/B Circuit Card Module
AFS-16BP1 Blank Panel; Covers One Empty Card Slot
AFS-16BP4 Blank Panel; Covers Four Empty Card Slots

When new, improved versions of product firmware become available, the "Upgrade Firmware" function can be used to update the unit. To receive the latest available firmware update from WTI Technical Support, please click on the link below and complete the form.

Request Firmware

To speak with a qualified sales engineer about your firmware request, please call: 1.800.854.7226

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