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UC1 Universal Chassis PUC Switch Unit UC1 Universal Chassis PUC Switch Unit UC1 Universal Chassis PUC Switch Unit


System UC1 is a modular high reliability switch product specifically designed for applications needing smaller low cost switching in a 1RU package.

Our flexible UC1 switch system provides an automated method of providing low-cost switching in a small form factor. Under program control, manual, or direct alarm input, this unit provides redundancy switching for single, dual, or up to quad channels. Plug in elements (PUCs) are available for a variety of digital and analog signals including TTL, 422, ASI, IF, L-Band and others up to 18GHz, and some options to 40GHz..

These PUC elements can also be located a distance from the main UC1 chassis to minimize your signal cabling. Simply add our extension cable.

NOTE: Although it is available in standard configurations, the design construction makes it simple to build for custom or special requirements. Our technical staff can help configure the exact system to meet your specific application. Contact the factory.


  • Ultra-High reliability solid-state and relay technology
  • BNC, SMA, Triax, N-Type and other signal connectors
  • Choice or 75 or 50 ohm
  • Digital and analog type PUCs
  • Web browser control panel
  • Field upgradeable FLASH
  • LXI 10/100 Ethernet , TCP/IP, SNTP, SNMP, IPv4/6
  • Command set is 488.2 compliant
  • Field configurable serial port (232C/422A/485)
  • Some PUC's are auto-sense switching
  • Direct alarm input port
  • Dry contact port for failure alert
  • Front panel LED back-lit keys
  • High contrast LCD display
  • Modular 1RU high chassis (1.75”)
  • Removable rack flanges for bench-top use
  • PUC elements can be remotely located
  • International AC power range (DC optional)
  • Monitored redundant plug-in power supplies
  • Monitored redundant cooling fans
  • Rugged aluminum construction
  • Real-time clock with battery backup
  • Built-in scheduler
  • Cable retainer bracket included
  • Rubber feet included for chassis and PUCs
  • Certified CE EN61010 (LVD)
  • 2-Year Warranty with 5-Year warranty available
  • Applications

    Our UC1 is designed to automate connectivity of signals spanning the DC-40GHz range. Rather than using patch cords, the following installations may benefit from use of this product:

  • Automated test equipment (ATE)
  • Antenna patching
  • ENG trucks
  • Ground stations
  • Telecom equipment
  • Uplink or downlink antenna feeds
  • Communication centers
  • Satellite installations
  • Specialized security devices
  • Encryption and decryption equipment

  • S24530 digital pin assignment DCE and DTE matrix system


    Low Cost Modular 1RU Automated Switch Unit
    Digital/Analog, RF, IF, L-Band: DC-40GHz

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    The UC1 switch system provides a modular solution for a variety of signals up to 40GHz, and is designed for smaller requirements. This product delivers ultra-high signal performance coupled with advanced remote/manual control and monitoring with 10/100 LXI certified Ethernet port, multi-serial port, front panel control, direct alarm input port, and auto-sense (on some PUC's).

    The unit comes with rack mount flanges, but can also has rubber feet for bench-top use, and also included a cable restraint bracket as well. The unit can provide redundancy switching, 1xN switching as well as full matrix and other complex or custom configurations. Plug-ins are available for a variety of digital and analog signals including ASI, IF, L-Band and others up to 40GHz. Plug-ins can be mixed and matched as needed.

    Another great UC1 feature (for additional flexibility), is that the PUC's can be removed from the chassis and located some distance from the chassis, and closer to where you need a switch function. This could be helpful for running high frequency tests on a bench or next to an analyzer. The factory offers a number of extension cables from 3 feet to 300 feet in length.

    The unit includes redundant power supplies with dual power inputs (AC or AC/DC). The manual controls may be locked to prevent unintentional operation. Monitored power supplies are standard with an independent and redundant design. The unit's AC power input is designed for any international AC power source, and an optional wide-range DC power input is also available.

    Control Software & Drivers

    RouteWarePRO Control GUI

    What's Included

    The UC1 units are delivered complete, 100% tested, and ready for installation & integration. The following items are included:

  • System UC1
  • Two 6'-foot power cords
  • Resource disc (#RDUC1)
  • Hardware accessory kit
  • Warranty registration card
  • Free lifetime technical support
  • Free lifetime firmware updates

    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.

    Global Leader in Signal Technology

    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