The Airconsole 8 port Terminal (Device) Server designed for 24/7 in rack operation. Built in WIFI, 10/100 Ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity provides access to serial ports via Web terminal, SSH, Telnet or virtual COM port mapping. Flexible configuration allows further 4 port cable kits to be added to expand to 12 (or more in future) ports. Powered via USB Power adaptor (included) or via PoE kit (optional kit coming September 2015). Light weight and easy velcro mounting.
- Expand serial ports via clip-on 4 Port Cable Kits modules, Built in WIFI and Wired connectivity
- One small package supports both Wired and WIFI (802.11n) connectivity
- Start with 8 ports and add further ports through slide on 4 port cable modules
- Cisco console pinout but DB9, DB25 and DEX adaptors also available
- IP and/or Bluetooth connectivity (Note Bluetooth allows single port access at a time)
- Small Size
- Zero U, fits into your existing overcrowded racks
- Light enough to attach with Velcro anywhere and everywhere
- included 1.8m intra cabinet cabling using light weight cables
- External 5V power option ships with appropriate power adaptor or power from anything in rack or use optional PoE splitter.
- Enterprise ready - Yet works with Tablets and Smartphones
- Full SNMP Monitoring
- Firewall friendly - full user control of the TCP ports used by various features
- SSH security for session and device access
- Integrates with external Radius or TACACS+ Authentication servers
- Appears via Cisco CDP
- Works natively with PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices
- Built in Web Terminal - direct terminal access with just a web browser and no plugins required
- Integrates with Airconsole Enterprise Server (Cloud or User Self Hosted)
- Cloud Connected
- Auto-tunnelled and concurrent connection to Cloud
- Concurrently can support a local serial port connection and tunnel same serial port to cloud service for remote access
- Supports Remote NOC operations - Aggregate thousands of serial ports into a single Airconsole Enterprise Server
- Included licenses for Airconsole Enterprise Server option - nothing more to buy to manage thousands of units
- Low Cost - from just $21/port
- Compare to Digi, Perle, Moxa, Opengear pricing typically at $50-100+ per port
- Other Centralised Management / Aggregation Server typically $$$ thousands extra (if offered at all)
- Low TCO via template-able configuration, OTA firmware upgrades, simple user interface, built in web terminal
Whats in the Box
- Airconsole TS head unit in Cradle
- 4 port Serial Cable (slides onto head unit) x 2
- Airconsole Bluetooth USB Adaptor (installs in USB female port of last 4 port Serial Cable)
- USB to MicroUSB power cable 2.5m.
- Redemption card for Client License for connection to Airconsole Enterprise Server
Other Common Questions:
The product is new - is it reliable?
- Design based on industry proven and mass produced hardware (low failure rates, millions of units produced and sold)
- Internal QA and testing of every unit before shipping
- Firmware developed and refined over 4 years since 2011
- We have low overheads - We are New Zealand based and our sales channel (at present) is online sales only - 90% of our staff are developers!
- Airconsole TS comes with a full 12 month warranty - if it breaks no questions asked we will refund or replace at your option.
- 3 month No Questions Asked return policy - try it out first and return it if doesn't meet your expectations.
What features are missing compared to other Device servers?
- Airconsole TS is designed to do everything you generally need for remote access to field equipment serial console ports and not complicated by anything you don’t. However Airconsole TS does not have a few of the esoteric features that other Device servers have - remote serial port printing mode or behave like a terminal client itself rather than reverse terminal server. Please review the user manual at our support page to confirm functionality before purchasing - although we accept no questions asked returns for 90 days.
- Cloudstore however is constantly developing new features based on customer feedback and firmware updates are generally free
- Airconsole TS has connectivity features that very few competing device servers have - for example Wired Ethernet, WIFI and Bluetooth connectivity all within a single platform.
Does Airconsole TS use proprietary features that locks us in for interoperability?
- Airconsole TS Uses industry standard protocols - SNMP, Radius, RFC2177, SSH,
- Cloud connectivity to the Enterprise server and Serial over Bluetooth Low Energy uses some of our proprietary tunnelling and protocols however these features are not essential for operation as a basic terminal server.
- We (Cloudstore) have been established since 2007 as makers of the Get Console Serial terminal App (2010) and makers of the very popular Airconsole field service serial adaptor
Is it difficult to setup
- Easy web based configuration utility + or use our Airconsole QuickStart iOS/Android Apps (August 2015)
- Defaults out of the box with the most common settings
- Easy firmware upgrade process
- Fits into existing Enterprise monitoring and Access Management tools