The DataPro 2001-series of data switches is a manual, rotary knob type data switch
with Break-Before-Make type switch.
These handsome products are housed in a durable metal box, sporting the retro 80's beige
color and weighing as much as a small brick. All the connectors are female BNC, and are fully shielded
and grounded. It features one BNC connector for the primary input/output, and numerous
other BNC connectors for selection by the rotary knob.
This product is normally used to switch coaxial-type connections, such as CCTV video
signals or old-school networks. The switching is direction-independent, and can function
as a one-in-many-out or a many-in-one-out.
The switch mechanism is "break-before-make" type, to prevent short-circuits during the
switching process. With this method, the current connection will be completely disconnected
before the new connection can connect.