Patchpanels, A/B Switches


For the budget-minded,  the FBS 16/32 switches offer most of the functionality of the IPS 16/32 switches,  however it is copper based only.  These versatile switches are designed to locally or remotely switch an extensive range of electrical interfaces for datacom, telecom, and LAN topologies.

FBS 16/32 Application

Fallback switches such as the FBS 16/32 are essential for networks requiring high availability.   When the fallback switch detects a failure, such as a primary line going down, it can automatically switch over to a backup or secondary line or sound an alarm to notify staff.

FBS 16/32 Key Features

  • Rear mounting of up to 16 interface cards:
  • Signal Types (RS-232/V.24, EIA-530, V.35, RS-449, X.21, DS1/E1/TI PRI or BRI, 10/100BaseT Ethernet, 2/4/6-wire analog
  • Multiple Control Mechanisms (VT-100 terminal, CorScan® control, TCP/IP Ethernet, Telnet, Front panel toggle switch, Contact closure)
  • Switching via magnetic latching relays
  • MTBF greater than 10 million switching actions
  • Dual AC power supply


Product Specifications


16 card slots per chassis
Two switches per cards for the IPS-32 and one switch per card for IPS-16
Quad Card
Copper Path Card
Optical Fiber
Coaxial Electrical
Datacom Interface:
Monitors change of status of RTS, CTS, DSR, CD, and DTR (RS-232, V.25), loss of Rx Data and/or Rx Clock (EIA-530, RS-449), X.21 C&I Lead Status Change, Loss of T, R, and ST
General Switching Methods:
Latching relays
Software via Cornet Technology's CorScan® control and management system or SNMP


4 RU (7” H x 19” W x 8” D)
~ 20 lbs.

Power Requirements

Power Supply:
90/230 ± 10% VAC, 47/63Hz
1 A
50 VA


Operating Temperature:
0°C to +50°C
Non-Operating Temperature:
-20°C to +70°C
Operating Humidity:
98% RH @ +65°C
Non-Operating Humidity:
98% RH @ +65°C (150°F)


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