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S2561FX PCM TTL digital analog switching matrix system S2561F PCM TTL digital analog switching matrix system S2561F TTL PCM digital analog switching matrix system


Our new S2561FX & S2561F switching systems are a single-ended full featured non-blocking full fan-out matrix for routing both digital and analog signals with up to 256x256 I/O's in one unit, or up to 1024x1024 in multiple units. The new "F" and "FX" versions feature an integrated touchscreen that supplants the discontinued S2561E (keypad and display). The "F" version has a standard 4.3" display while the "FX" version has a beautiful 10.1" display with enhanced features.

Conceived to replace manual patch cord bays and multi-couplers, this unit is designed for switching both digital and analog signals. Signal such as IRIG-B, PCM, TTL, clock & data, IF-video, or other similar signal that might be found on a test range. Typically, the unit is married with "adapter panels" where user signals are connected. Adapter panels provide a whole extra level of flexibility for system expansion, keeping rack space usage to a minimum, and allows panels to be located separately from the switch (up to 60 feet away).

By design, the S2561FX 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 solid-state core technology
  • Redundant signal paths (Tri-Stage)
  • Routes both digital and analog signals to 125MHz
  • 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 high 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 S2561F is designed to automate connectivity of equipment with single-ended digital or analog signals.

    Rather than using patch cords, distribution amplifiers and multi-couplers, the following installations may benefit from use of this product:

  • Test ranges
  • Telemetry sites
  • 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 S2561F(X) is a high-density switch array specifically designed for routing both digital and analog signals such as IRIG-B, PCM, TTL, clock & data, 70MHz IF-video, or other similar signals between DC-125MHz.. 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).

    The "F" and "FX" versions feature a front panel color touchscreen that supplant the discontinued S2561E (keypad and display).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) 68-position Dsub connectors. There are 16-channels per Dsub 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 S2561F units are delivered complete, 100% tested, and ready for installation & integration. The following items are included:

  • System S2561F
  • Two 6'-foot power cords
  • Resource disc (#RDS2561F)
  • 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.

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    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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