The Black Box SW1041A CAT6 Remotely Controlled Layer 1 A/B Switch, Latching, Ethernet, RS-232 connects port A or port B to the C (Common) port, through latching relay switch mechanisms. The connection state will be maintained if power fails or is removed. Manual control of the switch port connection state is supported through pushbutton switches on the front of the unit. A 6-position pluggable terminal block connector on the rear of the unit provides remote control capability and accepts external dry contact closures as inputs.
Models with Serial control capability (SW1041A) include an RS-232 console port that can be used to control the switch port connection state, as well as monitor switch status using a serial RS-232 terminal type device.
Models with Ethernet control (SW1041A) include an Ethernet network interface that can be used to control the switch port connection state, as well as monitor switch status via a web browser, telnet, or using SNMP. These models also have intelligent automatic switching capabilities, and they support sending SNMP traps or syslog messages (user configurable) for various events and errors.