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TekTone NC554/5 and NC554/8 Tek-CARE Network Switches

TekTone NC554/5 and NC554/8 Tek-CARE Network Switches

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  • Five (NC554/5) or Eight (NC554/8) 10/100 Mbps capable 8P8C Ethernet ports
  • Compliant with IEEE 802.3 (10Base-T) and 802.3u (100Base-TX) standards
  • Wall mountable or desktop installation options
  • No configuration, Plug and Play installation


The NC554/5 5-port network switch and the NC554/8 8- port network switch are used to create the Tek-CARE® Network. This network provides data transmission between Tek-CARE nurse call systems, the Tek-ALERT® alert integration manager, and the Tek-CARE® Appliance Server from the Tek-CARE®central equipment (CE) to Master Stations, enabling some ancillary features that are too data intensive for just one CE connection.

The network switches are used in these scenarios:

  • Tek-CARE®400 Nurse Call System—Connect multiple NC402TS Master Stations, an NC475 Tek-CARE Appliance Server, an NC465 Media Gateway and/or a laptop computer to the single network port on the CE’s PM451 Hub Control Module.
  • Tek-CARE®400 Nurse Call System— Extend the cable distance from a NC402TS Master Station or NC475 Tek-CARE Appliance Server to the PM451 Hub Control Module. Each Ethernet cable segment can be up to 328 feet (100 meters). Use multiple network switches between an NC402TS Master Station and the CE to extend the distance to a maximum of 1000 feet (305 meters).
  • Tek-CARE®120 or 160 Nurse Call Systems— Extend the distance between NC120/160 CE Modules up to 2 km using NC554-series network switches and NC556 Ethernet to Fiber Converters.
  • Tek-ALERT Alert Integration Manager—Add multiple foreign devices by connecting their CT601 Serial to IP Converters to the Tek-CARE Appliance Server.


  • Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
  • External Ports: 5 (NC554/5) or 8 (NC554/8) Female 8P8C
  • Cable Length: 328' (100 m) maximum
  • Enclosure Type: Plastic
  • Dimensions: 5.5" × 3.5" × 1.1" (140.4 mm × 89.1mm × 28 mm)
  • LED Indicators: Power, plus 1 Link/Activity per 8P8C port
  • Power Adapter: Included
  • Environment: 0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F), 10%–90% Relative Humidity


One (1) year manufacturer's warranty plus an exclusive one (1) year BuyTekTone.com extended manufacturer's warranty.*