The SCS - Secure Console Server provides a new benchmark in price-performance while offering a level of fault-tolerance and reliability unmatched in the industry


Resembles a true Linux network server


Unlike traditional console servers the SCS operates more like a network server that a network appliance. Modular in design, the core of the SCS is an x86-based computer running GNU/Linux. In addition, the SCS has built in technologies such as 512 MB compact flash drive and support for plug-compatible micro drives. Upon setup the SCS generates a unique set of host keys, a crucial security feature which some traditional console servers lack. Another exceptional feature of Thinklogical’s console server line is full distribution, non-embedded Linux. The SCS is the only console server on the market that is able to integrate into the system and configuration management software programs that are being utilized by an enterprise. This enables users to customize the capacity of the SCS, as well as its level of integration into their particular environment. In addition, users are able to match security technology to fit their processes while modifying and enhancing features to meet their specifications.


Available in 8-, 16-, 32-, and 48- port models that fit in 1U rack space, the SCS provides the layer of security, management, and control over widespread infrastructures that users require.

  • Full Distribution (non-embedded) Linux

  • Unique host keys generated upon setup

  • GUI for quick “out of the box” setup and deployment

  • DCE/DTE programmable (requiring half the number of adapters)


  • AC or DC power available

  • Simple integration with Thinklogical PDU 4/4

  • Dual NIC, dual console option (R-series)

  • Internal modem option

  • 512 MB writable Flash

  • PCMCIA 32-bit CardBus option

  • SSH directly to port/IP (no charge option)

  • Field updates via RPM

  • Multiple concurrent SSH sessions

  • Manage up to 48 servers or devices

  • 256K True FIFO audit trail per device port

  • Port access via 10/100 Base-T network connection or local terminal

  • Access administration functions securely from a local terminal or over the network

  • 1.75"(1RU) high, fits in standard 19" rack

Device Interface: EIA-232, 2400-115.2K baud

Connector Type:                                     

Device Port: RJ45 (8-48 depending on the model)

Console Port: RJ45 (1)

Network Port: RJ45 (1)

Power Requirements                              

AC input: 100-240VAC, 47-63 Hz

Universal AC power supply

Power Consumption:15W typical

Heat Flow Rate: 60 BTU/hr

Operating temperature (convection):0°-50°C (32-122°F)

Humidity: Operating: 30%, Non-condensing: 90%

Physical Dimensions:                              

Rack size: EIA 19.030"

Height: 1U-1.72"

Width: 17.490"

Depth: 14.120"

 Weight: 10lbs. (4.4kg)

Shipping Weight: 18lbs. (8.1647kg)

Warranty: 12 months from date of purchase.  Extended warranties available 


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