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The Stick - Automatic Fax Switch

Secure, Affordable Out-of-Band Network Access

The majority of Multi-Link's phone/data line-sharing switches are being installed for out-of-band dial-up modem access to communication and data networks.

When the network is down and normal in-band access is denied, how do you recover the network equipment? Out-of-band remote access to serial console ports provides an efficient back door method for recovery. This can be through the use of a backup dial-up modem via the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).

Serial console ports are the most reliable and dependable form of communication for equipment management. That is why most high value networking devices have one. Whether it's a router, switch, firewall, PBX, network storage device, etc, no matter what is happening with the device, the serial auxiliary or console port is always up and running. It is a trusted way to find out what is going on and the quickest way to recovery.

The Stick (STK29112) saves money for IT departments by eliminating costly phone lines dedicated for out-of-band dial up access to remote network equipment. Fixed telecom costs are dramatically reduced and a 3 month R.O.I. is typical. In addition to savings, The Stick is engineered to provide an additional layer of security to connected devices. Vulnerable pathways to equipment via the PSTN are protected by programmable Security Access Codes up to four characters. There are over 35 million combinations to choose from, effectively creating a telephony firewall for dial-up connections.

Why pay a monthly cost for a line that you never want to use?

Founded in 1987, Multi-Link, Inc. is a manufacturer of high quality telecommunications devices, including remote power management and fax phone switch devices, for a wide variety of commercial and government applications. As the premier company in telephone line sharing products, thousands of companies utilize Multi-Link devices to reduce their telecommunications cost through more efficient use of phone lines. Many of our customers have achieved millions of dollars in savings and most customers achieve their R.O.I. in less than 90 days.

Multi-Link products are American-made, have a proven track record of 99% reliability and come with outstanding customer service and technical support.

For more information on our cost saving products, email us at info@faxswitch.com or call Multi-Link Sales Dept at 866-337-0965.


Saves Money - Eliminates the monthly phone bill for your fax or modem lines.   Pays for Itself - The monthly saving add up quickly so it pays for itself quickly.
No Misdirected Calls - The Stick is accurate and dependable. It automatically routes your calls to the correct device without the customer even knowing it is on the line.   Telephone Company Ring-Back - We pay the Bell Company to use the exact ringing sound that the phone company uses. Callers never know you have a call procesor. It routes calls invisibly.
Caller ID Compatible - Passes caller ID to all connected devices. Works with both of the caller-id systems avaliable anywhere in the world.   Programmable Security Codes - User-defined security access codes limit access to unauthorized users.
Compatible With Most Phone Systems - As a rule of thumb, as long as you can plug in a regular phone on the line and make and receive a call, it will work.   Manual Transfer Capabilities - Transfer a call from any phone or from instructions on your answering machine to any device port by touch tones.
Unanswered Call Silent Transfer - Routes calls from one designated port to another after a selected number of rings.   Tried and Tested - The Stick has been manufactured for over 20 years ans hundreds of thousands are currently in use.
1-800 Tech. Support - FREE Toll Free Technical Support Team is available free as long as you own the Stick to install or reinstall, program or diagnose any problems over the phone. We are happy to help you.   Barge-In Protection - Prevents active calls from interruption by another device connected to The Stick. This also provides data disruption protection - The Stick protects data transmissions by "barge-in" protection from other devices.
Automatic Fax Detection - Pre-programmed to route all calls producing CNG tones (fax tones) to the fax machine, fax modem or fax server.   Remote Diagnostics and Programming - Toll Free Technical Support Team is available free to program or diagnose The Stick over the phone.
DSL and ADSL Compatible - Works with all DSL and ADSL Services.   Cable Phone Company Compatible - Works with all cable company provided phone services.
RoHs Compatible - Great for the environment! It contains no lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants or other harmful components.   Non-Volatile Memory - Programming is preserved in the event of a power outage.
Eliminate Phone Lines - Add phone line connected equipment without adding additional phone lines or expenses.
Multiple Modem Compatible - Share two or three modems on one line.   Fully Programmable - Program all features via your telephone key pad.
Reliable and Depandable - Designed to the highest specifications so your phone system always works.   Automatic Line-Sharing - Allows you to two or three phone connected devices plus an answering machine on a single phone line.
Saves Money - Eliminates the phone bill for your fax or modem lines.   Made in the USA - Manufactured in Nicholasville, Kentucky USA.


Small Office / Home Office   Modem Polling   Digital Advertising
Out-of-Band Network Access   Fax Machine   Power Meters
Energy Management Controls   Point of Sale Polling   Restaurant Chains
Automated Meter Reading   Check Readers   Digital Signs
Oil Tank Level Detector   Credit Card Readers   Service Port Access
Remote Equipment Maintenance   Computer Modems   Leak Detection System
Screen Junk Calls to Answering Machine   Telecommuting   Fuel Tank Monitoring
Utility Equipment Maintenance   Media Projectors   PBX - Key System



Model Number: STK29112

Input Power Requirements:
At AC Transformer: 110-125 Volts AC only, 50-60 Hz
At Power Jack on The Stick: 12/14 Volts AC, 14/16 Volts DC

Power Consumption: 6.2 Watts

Power Consumption at standby:
Approx. 44mA @ 12 VDC
Approx. 50mA AC at 120VAC

CO Interface:
Ringer Equivalence Number: 0.5B
Input Ring Detection: 40-150 Volts AC, 15-68 Hz

Physical: 8.2" L x 1.45" D x 2.5" H, 3 lbs.

Device Interface:
Battery: 48 Volts Nominal DC to all devices
Off-Hook Detection: 3-80 mA
Ring Generator Frequency: 30 Hz (+/-0.1) Hz Voltage
Regulated and current limited

Waveform: True Sinusoidal

Ringing No Load: Approximately 82.8 Volts RMS AC
Ringing 8K Ohm Imp. (REN1.0): Approx 81.6 Volts RMS AC
Ringing 4KOhm Imp. (REN2.0): Approx 73.0 Volts RMS AC
Ringing 2.7KOhm Imp. (REN3.0): Approx 64.5 Volts RMS AC
Ringing 2KOhm Imp. (REN4.0): Approx 55.0 Volts RMS AC
Ringing 1.8K Ohm Imp.(REN5.0): Approx 49.5 Volts RMS AC

Online Manual Manuel en français Stick Manual PDF


How much is the Stick worth to you?

What's it worth to your BOTTOM LINE to eliminate 1 phone line?
Monthly Line Cost 1st Year Cost/Savings 3rd Year Cost/Savings 5th Year Cost/Savings 10th Year Cost/Savings
$ 20.00 $ 240.00 $ 720.00 $ 1200.00 $ 2400.00
$ 30.00 $ 360.00 $ 1080.00 $ 1800.00 $ 3600.00
$ 40.00 $ 480.00 $ 1440.00 $ 2400.00 $ 4800.00
$ 50.00 $ 600.00 $ 1800.00 $ 3000.00 $ 6000.00
$ 60.00 $ 720.00 $ 2160.00 $ 3600.00 $ 7200.00

What if you get rid of two phone lines?

What's eliminating 2 phone lines worth to your BOTTOM LINE?
Monthly Line Cost 1st Year Cost/Savings 3rd Year Cost/Savings 5th Year Cost/Savings 10th Year Cost/Savings
$ 20.00 $ 480.00 $ 1440.00 $ 2400.00 $ 4800.00
$ 30.00 $ 720.00 $ 2160.00 $ 3600.00 $ 7200.00
$ 40.00 $ 960.00 $ 2880.00 $ 4800.00 $ 9600.00
$ 50.00 $ 1200.00 $ 3600.00 $ 6000.00 $ 12000.00
$ 60.00 $ 1440.00 $ 4320.00 $ 7200.00 $ 14400.00
Manufactured in Nicholasville Kentucky USA.

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