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S2561FX PCM TTL digital  switching matrix system S2560F PCM TTL digital switching matrix system S2560F TTL PCM digital switching matrix system


The S2560F switching system is an all digital full featured non-blocking full fan-out matrix for routing digital signals. The capacity is up to 256x256 I/O's in one unit, or up to 1024x1024 in multiple units.

NOTE: The S2560E was both analog and digital, while the "F and "FX" versions are now strictly digital and includes input activity monitoring. For analog systems that can switch both digital and analog signals, see the S2561F.

Conceived to replace manual patch cord bays and multi-couplers, this unit is designed for switching differential digital signals (422), or TTL signals with conversion on the adapter panels. Typically, the unit is married with breakout "adapter panels" where user signals are connected. These adapter panels provide another level of flexibility for system expansion, keeping rack space usage to a minimum, and allows panels to be located separately from the switch. There are passive panels with Triax, D-Sub and RJ-45 for clock and data type connectivity, or active panels for single-ended TTL and PCM signals.

By design, the S2560F can be easily configured to meet many needs, even as your needs change and evolve. The unit can be configured as small as a 32x32 matrix, to as large as a 256x256 matrix within the same box by simply sliding in modules. Either the input or output axis of the matrix can be configured independently in increments of 32 ports. Our technical staff can help configure the exact system for your specific application.


  • High reliability digital core technology
  • Redundant signal paths (Tri-Stage)
  • Routes digital signals to 50Mbps
  • Input activity monitoring included
  • High speed, low skew 422 drivers and receivers
  • Ultra-high density, over 65,000 crosspoints in 5RU
  • Hot-swap module technology
  • Full access matrix with 1:1 connection or fanout
  • Expandable configuration from 32x32 to 256x256
  • Multi-unit expansion to 1024x1024
  • Configurable with single or dual control CPUs
  • Built-in web browser
  • Remote control Ethernet, USB & serial ports
  • LXI 10/100 Ethernet with TCP/IP, SNMP, IPv4, IPv6
  • Command set is 488.2 compliant
  • Front panel color touchscreen display (4.3")
  • Optional 10.1" display (FX)
  • Rugged 5RU chassis (8.75”)
  • International AC power range
  • Self-monitoring hot-swap plug-in power supplies
  • Integrated rack mount design (19 inch)
  • Built-in chassis slide mounting (slides not included)
  • Certified CE EN61010 (LVD)
  • Applications

    Our S2560F is designed to automate connectivity of equipment with differential digital signals.

    Rather than using patch cords or distribution amplifiers, the following installations may benefit from use of this product:

  • Test ranges
  • Clock and Data (422)
  • Telemetry sites
  • TTL and PCM signals
  • Tracking stations
  • Satcom ground stations
  • Telecom installations
  • Survivability labs
  • Computer room installations
  • Communication centers
  • Weapons testing centers
  • Satellite installations

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    Detailed Description

    Eliminating manual patch bays and cords, the System S2560F is a high-density switch array specifically designed for routing digital data (422, TTL and PCM). Fully populated, this unit contains 256 input and 256 outputs where a given input can be connected to one, many or all 256 outputs (full fan-out non-blocking). Menu settings can configure the unit for dual port switching which might be desired for syncronous Clock/ Data routing for a dual 128x128 in a single unit.

    The 5RU rack mount unit accepts up to eight input cards and eight output cards at the rear with each I/O card having two (2) 50-position Dsub (SCSI-II) connectors. There are 16-channels per connector. These cards install at the rear of the unit with the connectors rear facing. All cards are secured to the unit with stainless hardware for rugged and trouble free operation. For less than fully populated configurations, filler plates complete the user configuration to keep the fan assisted cooling system working at top efficiency. To complete the Tri-Stage configuration, eight mid-stage cards are installed behind the hinged front panel.

    The front panel includes a color touchscreen display with user friendly menu driven operation. The "F" version has a 4.3" display while the "FX" includes a beautiful 10.1" display with additional X-Point control and display features. The display may be pass-code locked to prevent unintentional operation. The unit can be configured with one or two (full redundant) hot-swappable plug-in control CPUs. Each CPU includes an LXI 10/100 Ethernet port (with web browser), a USB 2.0 port, and a muli-serial port (RS-232C, RS-422A & RS-485). Self-monitoring hot-swap plug-in power supplies are standard with an independent and redundant design. The unit has independent dual AC power inputs designed for any international AC power source.

    Example Configurations

    Control Software & Drivers

    Plug-in C3 Control CPU Information

    RouteWarePRO Control GUI


    Populating Unit

    The table below shows how many channels are available based on the number of input or output cards installed. You can independently populate input and output sections.

    Input Cards Channels Output Cards Channels
    1 32 1 32
    2 64 2 64
    3 96 3 96
    4 128 4 128
    5 160 5 160
    6 192 6 192
    7 224 7 224
    8 256 8 256


    What's Included

    The S2560F units are delivered complete, 100% tested, and ready for installation & integration. The following items are included:

  • System S2560F
  • Two 6'-foot power cords
  • Resource disc (#RDS2560F)
  • Hardware accessory kit
  • Warranty registration card
  • Lifetime technical support
  • Free firmware updates


    Two power cords are provided as the unit comes standard with redundant (and independent) power supplies. Care should be given to the Resource Disc as this has all documentation and instructions. Electronic copies of the Operations Manual and Programmers Guide are included, as well as RouteWarePRO control and monitoring software with a 30-Day free trial.

    Control Software & Drivers

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    Universal Switching Corporation is an internationally recognized leader in the signal routing industry that manufactures leading-edge switching and distribution equipment.
    Since 1992, the USC commitment to Continuous Process Improvement and cutting-edge technology has combined to provide a unique blend of low cost yet high quality products. With a corporate culture that includes a modern facility, talented personnel, a comprehensive Quality Management System and ISO 9001:2008 certification, USC provides a standard 2-Year warranty for all equipment and offers an optional extended 5-Year warranty.

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    Industry Accreditations

    • LXI Consortium World Teleport Assiciation NQA ANAB National Assiciation of Broadcasters