Industrial Ethernet switches for harsh environments

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Industrial Ethernet switches for harsh environments

A range of network switching products for the Industrial IoT has been released, which are hardened for use in harsh and controlled industrial environments.

The Mencom harsh environment industrial Ethernet switch series provides rugged products to manage demanding advanced networks under extreme temperature conditions. Minimum operating temperatures for the harsh environment Ethernet switches range from -20°C to +70°C. The unmanaged switches in this series feature up to 20 Fast Ethernet or Gigabit ports, Relay Outputs and Profinet Packet Prioritisation while the managed switches feature Profinet CC-B compatibility.

The managed switches also provide flexible advanced network management features to maximise network performance and minimise down-times, such as ERPS/RSTP ring, VLAN, QoS and trunking. Additionally, the Gigabit switches are MIL-STD (Military Standard) certified for shock, vibration, temperature and humidity performance, and extended operating temperatures from -40°C to +85°C.

* Unmanaged Harsh Environments Switches

5 to 10 Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet ports, embedded Power over Ethernet (PoE) on selected models, and a variety of port configurations such as RJ45, SFP, and single- or multi-mode fibre optics. Atex Zone 2 certified for using them in well areas or mines with a high risk of explosion

* Layer-2 Managed DIN-Rail Switches

A high degree of link redundancy, low control, and configurability, designed to withstand the strictest EMC requirements of compliance level 3 and level 4 and high-performance components guarantee real-time packet switching, even on full load

* Layer-3 Managed DIN-Rail Switches

High degree of security and Layer-3 switching capabilities, real-time packet routing based on the local network’s IP address instead of MAC address of the destination device and the strictest Industrial EMC protection in compliance with Level 3 and 4.

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