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ACS 8048DAC Serial Console

The Vertiv™ Avocent® ACS8000 Advanced Console Server system integrates connectivity features for secure in-band and out-of-band network remote management of IT assets from anywhere in the world. It includes a 48 port console server and dual AC power supply. The serial console system helps maximize IT asset productivity while providing scalability to reduce operational costs for a range of applications from insurance, education, financial, and military institutions.

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Key Benefits
Serial console provides in-band and out-of-band connectivity and control for connected devices.
Console's single-IP address management acts as IoT gateway for sensors and digital inputs/outputs.
Console's single-point-of-entry security for downstream equipment has customizable access levels.
Serial console comes with auto discovery, auto pin-out conversions, and native command settings.
The 8 USB and environmental sensor ports support external devices and environmental monitoring. 
Best Suited For:
  • Banking, Financial and Insurance
  • Data Center/Colocation/Hosting
  • Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Military, Defense, Aerospace and Missile
  • Nuclear Power
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power Generation
  • Power/Gas Transmission and Distribution
  • Retail and Wholesale
  • Telecom
  • Transportation
Warranty: 2 Year Full Coverage Factory Warranty - Optional Extended Warranty Available


NEW! - Cellular option provides primary Out-of-Band or failover connectivity
Environmental sensor port gives visibility into onsite conditions
Access and troubleshoot remote locations using automatic network failover to cellular, Ethernet or analog modem 
Strong dial-up and secure dial-back using optional built-in modem
Compliance with data center access and security policies via customizable, multiple access levels
No need for adaptors with automatic Cyclades™ and Cisco pin-out conversions
Integrated support for 1Gb SFP fiber modules 8 USB ports to support new IT equipment and external devices
Uses an embedded cryptographic module that is based on a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module
Integration with Avocent DSView™ software for centralized management
 Expanded support for Rack PDUs from Vertiv™, ServerTech, APC, Raritan & Eaton along w/ GXT4/5 UPS systems   


Fast, automated configuration with Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) 
In-band and out-of-band serial access to remotely manage IT devices anywhere in the world
Automatic gigabit ethernet or cellular failover
Customizable and preset security profiles
Regulatory compliance & easy troubleshooting – online & off-line data logging w/ time stamps

The Vertiv™ Avocent® ACS8000 advanced serial console server series delivers secure in-band and out-of-band visibility and control to downstream equipment in enterprise data centers, as well as cloud and colocation facilities. This serial console system serves as a secure management gateway and single point of entry keeping you connected to critical IT equipment even in the event of partial or total data center outages. With serial access, environmental monitoring, and comprehensive activity logs for all connected devices, the Vertiv Avocent ACS8000 series provides secure equipment access and control across your data center.

ACS 8048DAC Serial Console
Product Overview
Input Ports
48 RS-232 serial, 8 USB 2.0, 4 digital
Graphic Mode
Internal Modem
Service Processor support
Extension Distance
Cellular Support
Yes, via external router
Power Description
Power Supply(s)
Input Power (Maximum)
Network Interface(s)
2 GB Fiber SFP, 2 GB 10/100/1000BT Ethernet
USB ports
8 USB 2.0
USB Hub Support
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature
14° to 140°F (-10° to 60°C)
20% to 80% non-condensing
Storage Temperature
–4° to 158°F (–20° to 70°C)
Physical Characteristics
7.2 lbs
3.3 kgs
1.75 in
44.5 mm
17.25 in
438 mm
9.5 in
241 mm

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Vertiv Technical Support for IT Management & Software (Trellis & Avocent products)
+1 888 793 8763
Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Alabama USA
Product areas of focus: Desktop KVM and KM, IP KVM, Secure KVM, Serial Consoles and Gateways, Digital Infrastructure Solutions

Frequently Asked Questions

How many serial port connections do Vertiv™ Avocent® ACS 8000 Serial Consoles support?
The ACS 8000 family has variants that include 8, 16, 32, and 48 serial ports along with 8 multi-purpose USB 2.0 ports.
What serial protocols/types does the ACS 8000 support?
ACS Serial Consoles are equipped to support RS-232, RS-485, RS-422 protocols via RJ-45 and USB 2.0 on Type A connectors.
How do I connect to and manage the ACS 8000?
In-band and out-of-band access (with network failover) are supported via (2) Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, (2) Gigabit Fiber SFP ports, optional v.92 analog modem and/or external 4G/LTE cellular modem. The appliance provides a web-browser based GUI and local console port for CLI and Linux Shell commands.
Can the ACS 8000 be used to manage PDU and UPS systems?
Yes, the ACS 8000 automatically detects and supports Liebert GXT4 UPS systems, as well as, Rack PDUs from Vertiv/Liebert, ServerTech, ServerTech Pro, APC, Raritan and Eaton.
How does the ACS 8000 provide secure access?
Users are authenticated using TACACS+, RADIUS, LDAP/AD or local authentication. The appliance also includes a built-in firewall with Access-Control Lists (ACLs).
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