The object is a metal unit housed in a blue wooden case (open in both the front and the back). On the front of the object are two metal plates with numerous plugs, push-buttons, and a connector. Each metal plate has two metal rack handles. Sample labels (all Dymo) on the front are "ANALOG INPUTS," "RELAYS," and "INTERFACE." On a piece of tape attached to the front of the object is "TTY." On the back of the object are a fan, 14 cable connectors, and one power connector..