DeskTop 500A DSU

General DataComm CSU DSU
Automatic data rate and interface selection
2.4 to 64 Kbps


DeskTop 500A DSU

Universal Rate DSU for Branch Offices


  Handles all digital service speeds from 2.4 to 64 Kbps for greater applications flexibility

  Automatic data rate and interface selection for simple service upgrades

  Powerful diagnostic testing capabilities for rapid fault isolation and system restoral

  Extended dynamic range for the best performance possible

  Anti-lockup feature for trouble-free clear channel operation

Description The DeskTop 500A (DT-500A) is a universal rate data service unit (DSU) for remote site locations in digital networks. It supports all standard subrates and both 56 and 64 Kbps (clear channel) high speed rates. Designed for easy "plug-and-play" operation, the DT 500A simplifies both initial installation and any future service upgrades. This highly reliable, feature-packed product combines superior performance with a sleek, compact design that is perfect for any remote or satellite office environment.

Easy Installation and Maintenance The DT 500A is configured using simple, clearly marked switches on the bottom of the unit. The optioning information is contained in a chart placed next to the option switches. There is no need to wrestle with complicated prompts or confusing menu trees, or plow through a detailed instruction manual. The unit can be pre-configured and then delivered to the remote site for plug-in installation.

Automatic Rate Selection Service upgrades are virtually transparent to the user -- including upgrades between subrates and from subrate to 56/64 Kbps operation. The unit automatically adjusts its operating rate to match the incoming signal and selects the appropriate V.35 or EIA/TIA-232E interface. There are no bulky and expensive adapter cables to buy and no need to change the unit's internal printed circuit board.


Powerful Diagnostics The DT 500A includes a variety of features to ensure that system faults are quickly isolated and resolved. First, the unit can determine whether or not the transmit and receive pairs of the digital facility have been transposed. This feature alone will save hours of wasted troubleshooting.

Another unique capability is the Error Free Seconds (EFS) test, which can be set to run automatically (e.g., overnight). This allows the user to confirm that the service is performing within telephone company specifications.

The DT 500A also features three different Remote Digital Loopback (RDL) tests, ensuring diagnostic compatibility with many other 500-type DSUs. Tests are initiated via dedicated front panel push buttons, and the results are shown in an easy-to-read Electronic Display Window.

Superior Performance The DT 500A includes GDC's Extended Dynamic Range feature that assures trouble-free operation, even over lines with very low signal levels, such as unusually long subscriber loops. In 64 Kbps clear channel operation, an anti-lockup feature protects against remote CSU/DSU lockup in permanent loopback -- a condition caused by data signals that look like in-band loopback command codes.

The DT 500A incorporates powerful VLSI and microprocessor technology, so it consumes very little power, resulting in low heat dissipation and longer component life for many years of reliable performance.




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