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Metromatics announces Astro-Med ToughSwitch 3 ruggedized Ethernet switches

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article image Astro-Med ToughSwitch 3 ruggedized Ethernet switches

ToughSwitch 3 dedicated, ruggedized Ethernet switches are now available from Metromatics, and have been designed to meet MIL-STD environmental and electromagnetic requirements .

These Ethernet switches operate on 24 VDC vehicle power in accordance with MIL-STD-1275B, and are outfitted with two MIL-STD connectors, one for power and a second for Ethernet connectivity.

Any port can be connected to another Ethernet switch as an uplink, but the switches also include nine dedicated 10/100 BaseT ports, any one of which can be used as an uplink port for network expansion while automatically detecting transfer speeds, allowing interfacing with both standard and fast Ethernet devices.

ToughSwitch 3 Ethernet switches are painted with Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) paint, which ensures they are resistant to the effects of biological and chemical decontamination agents applied to external surfaces and components using standard procedures.

They also meet MIL-STD-108 requirements for steam and waterjet cleaning, and have been designed to minimise collisions and network loading by automatically determining where an Ethernet device is located and routing messages only through the appropriate ports.

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