The Avocent ACS804EAC-400 4-port serial console system with C13 PDU power cord takes our renowned enterprise class technologies utilized in data centers around the world and packages the key features into an exciting compact and cost effective form factor. Providing serial access, environmental monitoring, IoT integration and remote networking capability to the Edge oriented market sectors of financial institutions, retail chains, education and others.

Regional IT managers and facility engineers will benefit with the ability to perform secure, remote management and out-of-band management of IT assets from anywhere in the world. Featuring a dual-core ARM processor architecture with expanded memory capabilities, RS232/RS485/RS422 serial access, USB, Gigabit Ethernet and environmental sensor access, the Yochto project based Linux operating system and available DSView management software, provides the Avocent ACS 800 optimal performance, security, reliability for a complete out-of-band management solution.

Avocent ACS 804EAC Diagram

Features & Benefits

  • Secure in-band and out-of-band network remote management
  • Fast, automated configuration with Zero Touch Provisioning
  • Access and troubleshoot remote locations using automatic network failover to cellular (and failback)
  • Compliance with data center access and security policies - customizable, multiple access levels
  • No need for adaptors with automatic Cyclades and Cisco pin-out conversions
  • Expanded support for Rack PDUs from Vertiv, ServerTech, APC, Raritan and Eaton
  • Support for Emerson GXT4 UPS system
  • IPv6 and IPv4 support for new network deployments
  • Support for Avocent DSView management software
  • Console event logging and notification, including "last gasp" capture
  • 4 USB ports to support new IT equipment and external devices
  • Includes Environmental sensor port to connect temperature, humidity, differential pressure, leak, door pin sensors (up to 8 can be daisy chained)
  • Extensive Regulatory & Security compliance with easy troubleshooting

Avocent ACS804EAC Rear Back

Operating System

  • Yochto project based Linux


  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
  • In-band (Ethernet) and out-of-band (dial-up/cellullar modem) support
  • Optional external 4G/LTE celluar router


  • Automatic Ethernet or Cellular failover using second GbE port for failover
  • Support for multiple-routing tables
  • External AC/DC power supply design
  • Dual GbE Ethernet support
  • 4x USB port support


  • Preset security profiles - secure, moderate and open
  • Custom security profiles
  • IPSec support with Third-Party certificates
  • X.509 SSH certificate support
  • SSHv1 and SSHv2
  • Local, RADIUS, TACACS+, LDAP/AD, NIS and Kerberos authentication
  • Two-factor authentication (RSA SecurID)
  • One-Time Password (OTP) authentication
  • Local, backup-user authentication support
  • PAP/CHAP and Extensible Auhtentication Protocol (EAP) authentication (for dial-up lines)
  • Group authorization:
    • Port access
    • Power access
    • Appliance privilege
  • IP packet and security filtering
  • User-access lists per port
  • System event syslog
  • IPSec with NAT traversal support
  • IP forwarding support
  • Secure factory defaults
  • Strong password enforcement

Console Management

  • Sun break-safe (Solaris Ready Certified)
  • Break-over SSH support
  • Off-line data buffering - local and remote (NFS/Syslog/DSView software)
  • Level-based syslog filters
  • Time stamp and rotations for data buffering
  • Unlimited number of simultaneous sessions
  • Simultaneous access on the same port (port sniffing) with ability to toggle
  • Configurable event notification (e-mail, pager, SNMP trap)
  • Customizable, global time zone support
  • Multiple and customizable user levels of access

Port Access

  • Directly by server name or device name
  • CLI Command
  • Simultaneous Telnet and SSH access

System Management

  • Configuration wizard in Web for first-time users
  • Auto-discovery for automatic deployment
  • Command line interface (CLI)
  • Web Management Interface (HTTP/HTTPS)
  • SNMP
  • Internal temperature sensor


  • CAT-5 compatible adapters for simpler cabling
  • Autosensing for Cyclades and Cisco pin-outs for serial ports


  • Upgrades available on FTP site, no charge
  • TFTP support for network boot

Avocent ACS 804EAC Application - Advanced Serial Console Server

ACS804EAC-400 Package Contents

Typical ACS800 Advanced Console System Configuration

  1. (1) ACS804EAC Serial Console Server
  2. (1) CAB0018 RJ-45 to RJ-45 straight-thru cable, 7ft
  3. (1) ADB0036 RJ-45 to DB-9F crossover adapter
  4. (1) External AC/DC Power Adapter, 12VDC Output
  5. (1) C13 Power Cable, 6ft
  6. (1) Documentation
  7. (1) 2-Year Limited Warranty

ACS 804EAC Accessories

ADB0017RJ45 to DB25F cross converter
ADB0025RJ45 to DB25M cross converter
ADB0036RJ45 to DB9F cross converter
ADB0037RJ45 to DB9M cross converter
ADB0039RJ45 to RJ45 Sun/Cisco cross converter
ADB0040RJ45 to RJ45 Rackable converter
ADB0210RJ45 to DB9F s/t converter
CAB0017RJ-45M to DB-25F crossover cable (6 ft.)
CAB0018RJ-45M to RJ-45M straight-through CAT-5 cable (7 ft.)
CAB0025RJ-45M to DB-25M straight-through cable (6 ft.)
CAB0036RJ-45M to DB-9F crossover cable (6 ft.)
CAB0045RJ-45M to RJ-45M Sun/Cisco crossover cable (10 ft.)
CAB0046RJ-45M to DB-25M crossover cable (6 ft.)
CAB0286DB-9F to DB-9F crossover cable (6 ft.)
Rackmounting KitsDesciption
RMK-911U Rack Mount Tray for ACS800
RMK-92DIN-Rail Mount Kit for ACS800
RMK-93Wall Mount Kit for ACS800
Extended WarrantiesDesciption
1YSLV-ACS4PT1 YR Silver HW Maintenance ACS4PT
2YSLV-ACS4PT2 YR Silver HW Maintenance ACS4PT
4YSLV-ACS4PT4 YR Silver HW Maintenance ACS4PT
1YGLD-ACS4PT1 YR Gold HW Maintenance ACS4PT
2YGLD-ACS4PT2 YR Gold HW Maintenance ACS4PT
4YGLD-ACS4PT4 YR Gold HW Maintenance ACS4PT

ACS804EAC-400 Technical Specifications

Height1.3 in. (3.302 cm)
Width8.38 in. (21.2852 cm)
Depth7.16 in. (18.1864 cm)
Weight3.8 lb. (1.72365 kg)
Operating Temperature-4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
Storage Temperature-4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
Humidity20% to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing) across the operating temperature range
PowerExternal AC/DC Power Adapter (power brick) 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz Input, 12 VDC Output
Operating Voltage100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power UsageNominal voltage 120VAC:
  • Typical 80.5mA, 3.5W
  • Maximum 306mA, 17W
Nominal voltage 240VAC:
  • Typical 60mA, 3.75W
  • Maximum 191mA, 17W
Hardware Specifications
CPUDual Core ARM Cortex-A9 @ 766MHz
16GB eMMC Flash
Interfaces2 dual media 1000Base-TX Copper ports
Up to 8 serial ports with autosensing and switching support of Avocent andCisco pinouts
All serial source ports support RS232/422/485 multi-protocol with autosensing and switching support of Avocent and Cisco pinouts in RS232 mode
1 serial console port
4 USB 2.0 host ports
1 V.92/56K analog MODEM port
1-Wire interface for external sensors
Single RJ45 connector with four digital-in or digital-out ports for external contact closure sensors
Approved Agency

Emissions and Immunity:
- FCC Class A
- CE Class A (EU)
- ICES-003 (Canada)
- VCCI (Japan)
- RCM (Australia)
- Customs Union (CU)
- KCC (Korea)

- UL (USA)
- cUL (Canada)
- EN-60950 (EU)
- CB
- Customs Union (CU)