S16 Flexible RF Switch

Kronback Tracers S16 is a compact, flexible RF switch for switching up to sixteen inputs over to one output in the 4-1220 MHz range.

Wide range of use

The S16 is useful as input expansion for existing measurement systems, including the Kronback Tracers X16. The S16 is also an excellent choice for n+1 headend redun­dancy handling, RF laboratory usage, time-shifting RF channels and emergency switching.

Web-based user interface

The S16 is equipped with a web-based user interface, allowing users to name each input individually. The switch and its location can also be named. National characters are allowed in all text fields.

Master-slave control

The master-slave function allows multiple S16 units to be connected. This allows configurations up to 256x1. The web interface of the S16 master unit ensures that the multiple S16 forms one virtual switch.

Remote control

The IP stack of the S16 provides excellent features for remote-control­ling the unit for access to third-party control software.



​Standard compliance

  • IEEE 802.3 10Base-T Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3u 100Base-Tx Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet

Network cable

  • Network cable 10BASE-T: 2-pair UTP/STP Cat.3, 4, 5 cable EIA/TIA-568 100-ohm (100m)
  • 100BASE-TX: 2-pair UTP/STP Cat.5 cable EIA/TIA-568 100-ohm (100m)

RF specifications

  • Input 1-16:
  • Connector: F-type 75 Ohm, AC coupled
  • Frequency response: 4-1220 MHz
  • Insertion loss: 4 MHz: 1.5 dB, 1220 MHz: 3.5 dB
  • Frequency ripple: <1 dB
  • Return loss: >18 dB @ 40 MHz -1.5 dB/oct
  • Isolation: >60 dB
  • Output:
  • Connector: F-type 75 Ohm, AC coupled


  • Connector: RJ 45
  • RS232 standard
  • Communication parameters:
  • 9600 baud
  • 8 data bits
  • 1 stop bit
  • No parity
  • No flow control


  • CE
  • FCC

Physical Specifications

  • Height: 43.8 mm (1 unit)
  • Width: 482 mm (standard 19” dimensions)
  • Depth: 55mm (2.2")
  • Weight: 850 g (1.9 lb)


  • Power over Ethernet according to IEEE803.2af (pin 4,5 & 8,7)
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Power consumption: 1-2 Watt


  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 45°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 55°C
  • Operating Humidity: 10% ~ 90%, non-condensing
  • Fanless device​


​Kronback Tracers

CVR: 27638538
Filmtorvet 70
DK-3500 Værløse

Phone: (+45) 46 907 909

E-mail: sales@kronback.com


Quality and flexibility are keywords at Kronback Tracers. Since 2006 they have developed equipment dedicated for the CATV industry.