ACS800 Serial Console Server

Avocent ACS800 Advanced Serial Console Server

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The Avocent® ACS800™ Advanced Serial Console Server built for the secure remote access, environmental monitoring, IoT Integration and EDGE Orientated Market Sectors

The Avocent ACS 800 advanced serial console servers built on Avocent’s renowned enterprise class data centre products and packaged the key features into an exciting compact and cost effective form factor. The ACS 800 advanced serial console server provides in-band and out-of-band serial access to remotely managed IT devices anywhere in the world, as well as environmental monitoring, IoT integration and remote networking capabilities to the EDGE orientated market sectors such as financial institutions, retail chains and education.

The new Avocent® ACS 800 advanced console server offers a new, ground-up platform of innovation, integrating important new connectivity features such as USB and sensors into a compact design, regional IT managers and facility engineers will benefit with the ability to perform secure remote management and out-of-band management of IT assets from anywhere in the world. Featuring a dual-core ARM processor architecture with expanded memory capabilities, RS232/RS485/RS422 serial access, USB, Gigabit Ethernet and environment sensor access, the Yochto project based Linux operating system and available DSView™ management software, provides the Avocent® ACS 800 optimal performance, security, reliability for a complete out-of-band management solution.

The Avocent® ACS advanced console server offers the performance and reliability necessary to efficiently access and manage IT assets such as routers, switches, public branch exchange (PBX) telecommunications equipment (DSU/CSU), servers (UNIX, Linux and Solaris), and serial power devices.

Zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) automatic pin-out detection, and robust security add to the management capabilities of the ACS product family. Environmental monitoring capability, IoT integration, and remote networking capabilities make the ACS ideal for edge locations, enterprise data centres, and hyperscale/colo facilities.

This unified approach enables IT administrators a faster method to diagnose, reconfigure or restore equipment to meet SLAs and minimize downtime. Contact us now to find out how the Avocent ACS800 Advanced serial console server can help you increase efficiency and security in your remote/brand office environments, at the EDGE and for IOT connectivity.

What’s New on the Compact Avocent ACS800 Advanced Serial Console Server

The Avocent ACS 800 advanced serial console server features a dual ARM core processor platform with dual gigabit-Ethernet ports and for redundancy and out-of-band network acces via an optional built-in analog modem or an external 4G/LTE cellular router. In addition, there is a new sensor port to connect a variety of sensors for monitoring and logging on the appliance. The serial ports are now auto sensing for pin-out and the Avocent® ACS 800 advanced console server also offers robust software features to meet the requirements of the most demanding data centre management applications.

Features include automated discovery tools to ease identification of servers, routers, switches and power devices connected to any serial port, saving time at initial configuration and installation. To comply with existing data centre network access policy, the Avocent® ACS 800 advanced console server provides customizable, multiple access levels for secure management. The console servers provide a complete solution for secure, remote control with advanced console server features such as enhanced security, data logging and event monitoring.

In addition, the Avocent® ACS 800 advanced console server supports next-generation network standards such as Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). The Avocent ACS800 advance serial console server is available in 2, 4, and 8 port models in a small form factor chassis with optional mounting kits available for wall, DINrail or 1U rack mounting. With or without modem, the ACS800 advance serial console server is the perfect solution with its compact form factor and cost effective design to help maximise IT asset productivity and help reduce operational costs. The Avocent ACS800 advanced serial console server uses an embedded cryptographic module that is based on the FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module (certificate number 1747) running on a Linux ARM platform.

Best Suited For

Banking, Financial and Insurance

Nuclear Power

Data Centre/Colocation/Hosting

Oil and Gas


Power Generation


Power/Gas Transmission & Distribution


Retail & Wholesale



Military, Defence, Aerospace & Missile



Remote management of EDGE locations

Secure interface for IT console access of IT equipment

Environmental monitoring

Power and UPS monitoring and control

Features and Benefits

Operating Systems

  • Yochto project-based Linux


  • No need for adapters when connecting to Cisco equipment with automatic pin-out
  • Fast, automated configuration with Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
  • Expanded support for rack PDUs with Vertiv, Server Technology, APC, Raritan and Eaton
  • Support for Vertiv GXT4 UPS
  • In-band (ethernet) and out-of-band (dial-up/cellular modem) support
  • 4x USB ports for connect and support new IT equipment and external USB devices
  • Built-in v.92 analog modem
  • Optional external 4G/LTE cellular router


  • Preset security profiles: secure, moderate, and open
  • Custom security profiles
  • IPSec support with third-party certificates
  • X.509 SSH certificate support
  • SSHv1 and SSHv2
  • Local, RADIUS, TACACS+, LDA/AD authentication
  • Two-factor authentication (RSA SecurID®)
  • One-time password (OTP)


  • Automatic ethernet or cellular failover using second GbE port for failover
  • Support for multiple-routing tables
  • External AC/DC power supply design
  • Dual GbE Ethernet support
  • USB Support


  • Secure in-band and out-of-band network remote management
  • Fast, automated configuration with ZTP
  • Access and troubleshoot remote locations using automatic network failover to cellular (and failback)
  • Automatic pin-out detection for both Cyclades™ and Cisco pin-outs using straight through cables
  • Compliance with data centre access and security policies: customizable, multiple access levels
  • Support for rack PDUs from Vertiv, ServerTech, APC, Raritan, and Eaton
  • Support for Vertiv GXT4™ UPS systems
  • IPv6 an dIPv4 support for new network deployments
  • Support for Avocent DSView™ management software
  • Strong dial-up and secure dial-back using optional built-in modem
  • Console event logging and notification, including "last gasp" capture
  • Regulatory compliance and easy troubleshooting: online and offline data logging with time stamps
  • 4 USB ports to support new IT equipment and external devices
  • Environmental sensor port to connect temperature, humidity, differential pressure, leak, door pin sensors (up to 8 can be daisy-chained)