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An Auto-switching Serial Console Server with USB Connectivity for Next-gen IT Solutions

Fremont, CA, August 18, 2016 – ZPE Systems unveils NodeGrid Serial Console T48S, a next generation serial console server featuring USB connectivity and auto-switching technology. Available in 16, 32, and 48 port configurations, NodeGrid T48S detects and reconfigures serial device pin-outs on-the-fly, eliminating the need for expensive dongles and cumbersome adapters.

“NodeGrid T48S is the ideal solution for a serial console refresh. Auto-switching capabilities mean you can leave existing cabling in-tact and simply replace legacy units with the NodeGrid T48S – It will self-configure as a direct console server replacement,” said Arnaldo Zimmermann, CEO, ZPE Systems. “The new T48S saves setup and configuration time, lowers cabling costs and gives the user freedom to access and manage new deployments based on current pin-outs, while retaining legacy serial cable support. Customers can now replace legacy consoles and add support of next-gen devices via USB console ports – NodeGrid T48S delivers unprecedented flexibility and processing power within a single 1U solution.”

NodeGrid T48S can be configured with a high performance CPU and memory upgrades, making it the ideal host for additional services such as Docker apps, custom scripts, monitoring, data-point collectors, IoT, NFV applications and more.

NodeGrid T48S’ patented technology makes it the most advanced serial console on an x86-64bit hardware platform available. Full Linux support, NodeGrid OS, server-like performance and extensibility, USB support and auto-switching capabilities make NodeGrid T48S adoption simple. NodeGrid T48S comes with 14 USB ports for a variety of connections – serial over USB, storage, cellular modem, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet. Plug-and-play compatibility to legacy serial consoles, direct connectivity to current IT devices, and the integrated USB console support for future IT devices make NodeGrid T48S the most flexible all-in-one choice.


  • Intel-based server-like hardware platform
  • 16, 32, and 48 auto-switching serial ports – Cisco or legacy pin-out. No adapters or dongles
  • 14 USB ports for serial console, storage, cellular modem, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet
  • HTML5 Browser-in-a-Container for multi-viewers – No Java
  • Zero-Touch Provisioning to simplify setup and configuration
  • Ethernet, cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity – with network failover to the cellular carrier of your choice
  • Industry-first security measures: TPM, SSL VPN, IPsec, Firewall, System Configuration Checksum
  • x86 64-bit Linux, Docker apps, NFV, and shell scripting
  • Choice of Puppet or Chef orchestration
  • Vendor-neutral power management
  • Natural language asset search

NodeGrid T48S is readily available for ordering.

Additional Resources

NodeGrid Serial Console

About ZPE Systems, Inc.

ZPE Systems is the data center industry’s first provider of Software Defined Infrastructure to manage physical and virtual IT devices. The NodeGrid platform simplifies access and control of compute, network, storage and power infrastructures. NodeGrid Manager provides vendor-neutral OOB management of IT devices. NodeGrid Serial Console enables OOB access & control of serial devices. NodeGrid [CI] protects converged infrastructure. NodeGrid Flex and NodeGrid Bold control devices at the edge of the network. NodeGrid USB provides a high-density USB type C mobility development cycle environment. NodeGrid Service Processor secures IPMI management ports and IoT devices.

ZPE provides smart, consolidated IT management solutions that reduce downtime and CAPEX/OPEX. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California with resellers in Japan, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Brazil and India. ZPE Systems, the ZPE logo and NodeGrid are registered trademarks or trademarks of ZPE Systems. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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