SuperStar/400Plus & SuperStar/500
Twinax Wiring Products
5250 Star Repeaters and Multiplexers
For Category 5 and Fiber Cable Installations
PLEASE NOTE:This is a discontinued product and is no longer
The IBM 7299 Active
Star Hubs are the replacement products.
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The NLynx SuperStar series of repeaters and
multiplexers create dependable, star-wired System i,
i5, iSeries AS/400 and System/3x networks, supporting Type
3 unshielded twisted pair (UTP), Cat 5, and fiber optic cabling.
- The NLynx SuperStar/400 and SuperStar/500 Series are
intelligent 5250 star repeaters and multiplexers that give you the flexibility to support
all of your 5250 cabling applications, and transform your Twinax cabling into a
cost-saving UTP star-wired network.
- Automatic polarity and detection correction. With the
Superstar/400 and SuperStar/500, you no longer have to hunt down the reversed wiring pair
in the network or know the polarity of a Twinax balun. The Nlynx SuperStars
use patented technology to automatically detect and correct reversed
polarity per port.
- True repeater functionality. The SuperStar/400 and
SuperStar/500 amplify, regenerate, reshape, and retime each 5250 signal, ensuring the
signal is in top condition for the greatest transmission distances and reliability.
- Superior data integrity. The SuperStar Series features
digital phase lock loop (DPLL) circuitry, developed by NLynx. DPLL maintains the integrity
of the 5250 pass-through data stream by synchronizing to incoming data frames from 1Mbps
to 1.0368Mbps, and a specialized noise reduction circuitry is provided to ensure a
reliable connection between host and devices.
- Sync bit regeneration. The repeaters and multiplexers not
only regenerate the five (5) sync bits, they regenerate the complete 5250 frame
synchronization sequence to ensure proper 5250 communication between the host/controller
and your Twinax devices.
- SuperStar/500 multiplexing capabilities. The SuperStar/500
is switch selectable to operate in mux/demux and star modes. In mux mode, the
SuperStar/500 supports up to eight common host/controller ports and multiplexes them into
one pair of unshielded twisted pair cable, Twinax, or a duplex multimode fiber optic
cable. In star mode, the SuperStar/500 allows up to seven devices to be independently
connected to a host/controller port over UTP or coax cabling. To increase distances
between the host and Twinax peripherals, two SuperStar/500s can be daisy-chained
(cascaded) together with fiber optic cables. In campus environments, the fiber option can
save the user the cost of a controller, dedicated phone lines, and other related hardware.
- Choice of single or dual host port chassis models.
- Up to seven devices may be independently connected to a host/controller
port over UTP cabling.
- Two SuperStars can be daisy-chained together with fiber optic cables.
- All RJ-45 ports on the SuperStars are user configurable and support a
variety of cabling applications.
- Each host/controller port and device port have corresponding LEDs to
indicate data status on that line.
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Indicators: 1 red/green LED for each controller port; 1 red/green LED for each
device port, 1 LED to indicate power
Cable required. UTP: Type 3 Level 4 or 5 (9562 Belden or equivalent) or
Twinax (dependent on host configuration)
Fiber (for SuperStar/500 models): Duplex fiber 50/125, 62.5/125, 85/125, 100/140 µ.
detection and correction per port
Date Rates: Twinax configuration: 1Mbps-1.0368Mbps.
Power: 115/220 VAC, switch-selectable on all models; 6 watts power consumption.
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For more information on SuperStar/400 & 500 call
us at 800-597-2525
or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org