GarrettCom has introduced convection-cooled managed Ethernet switch. The Ethernet switch is available from Dewar Electronics.
Targeted at the power utilities industry, the highly configurable substation-hardened Magnum 6K32FC offers up to 16 standard fibre ports or 8 Gigabit ports in a rack-mount space-efficient package. The Magnum 6K32FC will be on exhibit at the GarrettCom booth: 1018.
For use in fibre-rich power utility substation applications, the 6K32FC supports double the number of standard fibre ports and double the number of Gb ports as the GarrettCom’s Magnum 6K32TRC switch.
A typical application may include fibre connectivity to IEDs, RTUs, HMI computers, routers, video surveillance cameras, smaller field switches and other managed switches including multiple Gb backbone interconnections and redundancy.
In addition, the 6K32FC has high energy efficiency of any rack-mount substation switch. Utilising a patent-pending static thermal design, the 6K32FC is a green, environmentally-friendly product.
The product utilises techniques such as internal heat barriers, multiple heat sinks throughout the unit, extra cooling space and premium high-efficiency components to optimise cooling efficiency.
“Fibre is the cabling media of choice in industrial networking because of its superiority in areas such as noise-immunity, distance, security, bandwidth, ground loops control, and overall network reliability,” said Frank Madren, GarrettCom president.
“The 6K32FC provides a new level of fibre flexibility and configurability in the substation networking market.”
The Magnum 6K32FC managed fibre switch comes with comprehensive LAN software support, network management security and ease-of-use features and is available in two versions: MNS-6K basic and MNS-6K-Secure.
The four configuration slots in the Magnum 6K32FC support more than 30 port modules offering a comprehensive variety of port types and combinations, including Power over Ethernet (PoE).
The modular Magnum line offers power options including AC and -48, 24, 125 VDC with dual-source. Conformal coating for high-moisture or corrosive environments is available.