INCREASING Ethernet speed is an important issue for industrial automation applications. In order to satisfy the demand for versatility and expansiveness, Moxa is launching a new gigabit Ethernet switch that is designed to help in supervising an Ethernet network.
EtherDevice Switch EDS-726, a 26-port modular gigabit managed switch, is a highly versatile, high performance switch that meets the demands of harsh industrial applications.
Moxa EDS-726 Series' modular design allows installation of up to 2 Gigabit ports and 24 fast Ethernet ports by choosing from three 1-port Gigabit modules, with copper or fiber optic connectors, and eight 4-port Fast Ethernet modules with copper or fibre optic (SC/ST) connectors.
For convenient viewing from all vertical angles, EDS-726 features a 60-degree tilted LED panel that displays the port's status and activity.
Also available are a plug-able Compact flash for configuration back-up, a heat sink on the back panel for increasing system stability, and intelligent network management that supports QoS, IGMP Snooping/GMRP, VLAN, LACP, SNMP V1/V2C/V3, and RMON.
High speed, gigabit Ethernet redundant turbo ring
Increasing the speed of network backbone connections is more imperative than ever before. Moxa EDS-726, which comes equipped with a redundant Gigabit Ethernet Turbo Ring, provides a flexible, yet high-speed Gigabit Ethernet network.
If a connection failure occurs, the data path will automatically change over within 300ms to the backup path to maintain Turbo Ring nonstop running. The switch also supports the standard IEEE network protocol-RSTP/STP (802.1W, 802.1D)-that allows switches from different manufacturers to work together.
IEEE 802.1X and SSL enhances network security
Moxa EDS-726 supports IEEE 802.1X (Port-Based Network Access Control) and SSL (Secured Sockets Layer) to control network access and enhance user authentication. Users must login to gain access to the port. Authentication is done using the local user database or an external RADIUS server.
Intelligent Switch to optimise network performance
EDS-726 meets your management needs with advanced features that include QoS for increasing determinism, IGMP snooping and GMRP for filtering multicast traffic, VLAN and GVPR for easing network planning, LACP for optimum bandwidth utilization, SNMP V1/V2C/V3 for different levels of network management security, and RMON for efficient network monitoring.