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Industrial Ethernet switch for heavy-duty applications

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DEWAR Electronics has released the Magnum 6K8 Industrial Ethernet managed switch products. It is suitable for building a switched field network infrastructure when used in applications connected to industrial nodes, PLCs, IEDs, upstream switches or routers.

It is designed for industrial applications such as factory-floors, power utilities, tariffed carrier facilities, traffic control, transportation and video surveillance systems. It can handle bursts of data traffic and priority streaming traffic as well as stressful environmental conditions.

It enhances industrial LAN flexibility by allowing a combination of mixed-media port types and input power choices in a hardened compact package that includes sophisticated MNS-6K network management software. Users can choose from more than 200 models for configuration flexibility. It has dc power options, worldwide ac power and DIN rail mounting.

MNS-6K software includes SNMPv2,v3 management control via GUI-based secure web management, 802.1p QoS traffic prioritisation, tag-based VLANs, IGMP snooping, port security and radius support.

The metal case is used as a heat sink as well as for electrical noise and physical protection. The package has an elongated dual-cavity shape for optimal cooling of internal components without any ventilation openings. This sealed-case design enables the unit to operate in temperature uncontrolled environments, achieves high EMI noise immunity, and provides IP53 physical protection rating against dust, dirt, insects and liquids.

The port type choices allow user selection of mixed-media fibre and 10/100 Mb RJ-45 auto-negotiating auto-cross ports. A standard GBIC port can be configured for a variety of Gigabit fibre cabling types and distances. A notable configuration choice provides four copper 10/100 ports plus two fibre ST or SC ports for use in a self-healing ring structure.

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