ATEN 4 Port Bitronics Parallel Auto Switch


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ATEN (AS8144B) 4 Port Bitronics Parallel Auto Switch
The ATEN AS8144B is a Bitronics Auto Switch that will operate in either, one computer to four printers mode, or four computers to one printer mode, called respectively 1 to 4 mode and 4 to 1 mode. The ATEN AS8144B switches operate in 4 to 1 mode without software drivers and deliver print jobs to the printer on a first come, first served basis. This means that if one computer is printing to the printer the other three computers must wait for the Auto Switch to finish the current print job. The ATEN AS8144B, when operating in 1 to 4 mode, users the AS Ware driver to select which printer of the four attached to the Auto Switch will print the print job. You can only be printing to one printer at a time unless all four printers are identical and you wish to rapidly product many copies of the same document. The ATEN AS8144B can go into a unique "broadcast" mode and all four printers will print the exact same document, leaving you with four copies.

ATEN AS8144B Features:

  • 1-In-4-Out, or 4-In-1-Out Reversible
  • Bi-Tronics and Centronics compatible
  • Print Job Management: First Come, First Served
  • Port Select Button to Choose Ports
  • HP Laser Jet, Canon, Epson and NEC Compatible
  • Unique Broadcast Mode Support
  • Supports IEEE-1284 Nibble Mode
  • Timeout: 15 / 45 seconds

ATEN (AS8144B) 4 Port Bitronics Parallel Auto Switch
ATEN (AS8144B) 4 Port Bitronics Parallel Auto Switch

Aten AS8144B Specifications:

Height 10.5 in. (26.7 cm)
Width 17.5 in. (44.4 cm)
Length 19.8 in. (50.3 cm)
Case Qty. 40
Package Dimensions  
Width 4.3 in. (10.8 cm)
Depth 1.5 in. (3.8 cm)
Height 7.8 in. (19.7 cm)
Case Plastic
Case Wt. 25.3 lb. (11.5 kg)
Package Wt. 0.5 lb. (0.3 kg)
Unit Wt. 0.5 lb. (0.3 kg)
Width 3.8 in. (9.6 cm)
Height 1.2 in. (3.1 cm)
Length 6.9 in. (17.5 cm)
Input Arbitration First come first served
Cable Distance 6 m (max.)
Port Selection Input 2 --> 1: Auto / Manual PC Selection; Output 1 --> 2: Software / Manual Printer Selection
Power Consumption DC 9V 0.45W (max.)
Connectors (Input) 1 x DB-25 Female
Connectors (Output) 4 x DB-25 Female