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Upgrade Kits

Equipment is expensive, so extending the service life of it while adding modern new features can be very cost effective.

We've designed an upgrade path with these "upgrade kits". They add excellent new features and productivity to fielded equipment to provide the latest web browser control and operation for all our systems. It smoothly interfaces with our control software platform RoutwarePRO as well.

Get Started

To get started, contact our sales department with your unit serial number (usually located on the bottom of the system). We can then quote you the correct kit for your specific unit(s). As always, all our equipment comes with unlimited factory technical support so you can have complete confidence.



Here is a list of a few of the products that can be upgraded with these kits:

  • All G2 Mainframe system
  • S2084x Tri-Stage System
  • S24530E RS-530 System
  • S2560x Tri-Stage System
  • S2561x Tri-Stage System
  • S2562x Tri-Stage System

    Legacy CPU Products

    Upgrade to Touchscreen and C3 Controller

    Detailed Description

    Many times, today's global economy can force extended product life demands on fielded equipment. While keeping a leading-edge pace on the control technology for our products, Universal Switching has introduced our C3 Controller. Its major technological advancements in system control are directly coupled to our front panel touchscreen design.

    We've designed upgrade kits for most of our legacy systems where the benefit of all our advancements can be harnessed. The kits include a new front panel piece that is simple to replace, a C3 Controller, all required hardware, and easy to follow field replacement instructions. To better illustrate the upgrade process, below is an upgrade installation video, plus a video demonstrating some of the excellent new features.

    What do you get?

    Our C3 Controller is typically integrated within a new system we deliver, however the following control improvements and features can be added to your legacy system with the installation of an upgrade kit:

  • Elegant color touchscreen
  • I/O port naming alias
  • System name assignment
  • SNMP compliant (v1, v2)
  • SNTP Network Time Protocol
  • LXI compliant
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • Realtime clock
  • Event scheduler
  • Event log (all commands and results)
  • Relay life tracker
  • 32-bit ST Microelectronics STM32 core
  • Custom labels for inputs, outputs, and cross-point configurations
  • Real time diagnostics (power supply, temperature, fan speed)
  • SD card slot (for optional SD card in high security environments)
  • Intra-matrix capability
  • Built-in web browser GUI
  • Backwards compatibility mode
  • Flash memory (no more dead batteries!)
  • Customize available TCP/IP ports numbering
  • Customize mDNS hostname
  • Firmware updates over Ethernet
  • 30-Day free trial of RouteWarePRO control software


    NOTE: The C3 Controller does not include any GPIB port capability, so when upgrading a 2RU G2S400CE mainframe, there will be no GPIB port available. Likewise, when installing the C3 Controller in a unit where it installs at the rear, you will gain USB capability but again no GPIB port. We do have a GPIB-USB adapter for such needs.

    Popular Upgrade Kits

    Type to Upgrade Upgrade Kit
    G2S400CE-xxx G2T400-UK
    G2S600CE-xxx G2T600-UK
    G2S1200CE-xxx G2T1200-UK(-2) **
    G2S1600CE-xxx G2T1600-UK(-2) **
    S24530E-xxx S24530F-UK(-2) **
    S256xE-xxx S256xF-UK(-2) **
    S2084E-xxx S2084F-UK (-2) **
    ** Add the -2 suffix if your system has dual (redundant) controllers.

    Upgrade Demonstration


    User Interface Demonstration After Upgrade

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    Universal Switching Corporation is an internationally recognized leader in the signal routing industry that manufactures leading-edge switching and distribution equipment.
    Since 1992, the USC commitment to Continuous Process Improvement and cutting-edge technology has combined to provide a unique blend of low cost yet high quality products. With a corporate culture that includes a modern facility, talented personnel, a comprehensive Quality Management System and ISO 9001:2008 certification, USC provides a standard 2-Year warranty for all equipment and offers an optional extended 5-Year warranty.

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