AFS-16-1 RJ45 Data Fallback Switch

SKU: AFS-16-1
16-Channel A/B Fallback Switch Base Unit, Dual Power Supply & Control Module.

Individual RJ45 A/B Circuit Modules Sold Separately.

**Build-to-Order** This product is built on confirmed orders. Please contact or your WTI sales engineer for availability.

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  • Quick Start Guide
  • RJX-7 - Network Cable, RJ45, Cat5, Straight-Through, 7 ft. (2.1 M)
  • DX9F-DTE-RJ - Adapter, DB-9F to RJ-45, Pinned for Cisco/Sun RJ-45 Consoles
  • DPC-13-515P-8F - Power Supply Cable, C13 to NEMA 5-15P, 8 ft. (2.44 m) (2 ea.)
  • Part Numbers: AFS-16R, AFS-16P-Dual, AFS-16ARM


  • AFS-RJ45 - A/B Circuit Card Modules must be ordered separately
  • AFS-16BP1 - Single Card Slot Blank Panel must be ordered separately
  • AFS-16BP4 - Four Card Slot Blank Panel must be ordered separately


Port/Connection Switching:

  • Up to 16 Switched Circuits
  • Ethernet Connectivity Switching (10/100/1000, T1/E1, RS-233/422/485)
  • Control Circuits via Web, CLI, REST API, Code/Command or Manually
  • Accepts SNMP Commands to Control Switching and Select Parameters
  • User Defined Default A/B Settings
  • Ping-No-Answer(Watchdog) Fallback Switching

DevOps Automation:

  • RESTful Web Services API
  • Modules Available on Ansible Galaxy
  • SYSLOG & Streaming Telemetry Support
  • WebHook Support (Slack/Splunk/WebEx)
  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) Support

In-Band/Out-of-Band Connectivity:

  • Primary Ethernet: 10/100/1000
  • Supports IPv4 and IPv6
  • Reverse/Outbound SSH
  • RJ45 Setup Port (RS-232) For Modem or Local Access

Unit Management:

  • Compatible with WTI Centralized Management
  • CLI & HTML5 Web-Based GUI
  • SNMP & Full MIB Support
  • NTP for True Server Sync
  • Multiple Concurrent SSHv2 Sessions

Security & Authentication:

  • HTTPS, SSHv2, SNMPv3
  • Transport Layer Security (TLS) v1.3
  • IPSec (Server/Client) & OpenVPN
  • IPtables / Static Routes
  • Supports Duo, Okta and RSA® Two-Factor Authentication
  • SAN Certificate Support
  • AAA: LDAP/Active Directory/Kerberos/RADIUS/TACACS+
  • Embedded Validated FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module
  • Port and Service Specific Access Restrictions
  • Invalid Access Lockout & Alarm

Event Monitoring, Logging & Notification:

  • Temperature, Command & Event Logging
  • Time Stamp & Non-Connect Port Buffering
  • Power Cycle & Lost Communication Alarms
  • Ping-No-Answer Alarm (Failed Ping Command)
  • Over-Temperature Alarms
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.
API/Code/Web/CLI By Slot Number or by Name
Manual Individual Toggle Switch, Plus Gang Switching from Control Module
Card Rack and Control Unit:
Ethernet Port: RJ45, 10/100/1000Base-T
Serial Console Port: RJ45, RS-232
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 230.4K bps
Size: 5.25” x 19.00” x 6.75” (H x W x D)
Power: 100/240 VAC 50/60 Hz, 15 watts, Dual Inputs
Weight: Shipping Weight, Fully Loaded, 15 pounds
Operating Temperature: 32° to 122° F (0° C to 50° C)
Humidity: 10% to 90% RH



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