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Managed industrial Ethernet switches from Weidmuller

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article image The managed Ethernet switches feature MSTP for additional redundancy
Weidmuller has released its IES series of industrial Ethernet switches to supersede its existing range. The new series is designed to handle the increasingly complex tasks of monitoring and controlling operational data.

With three ranges to choose from, the series offers a choice of Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet managed switches with various port combinations. Users can select from entry level IES21 Fast Ethernet, IES31 Fast Ethernet with Gigabit Uplink, up to IES41 full Gigabit Ethernet switches.

The switches feature Ring redundancy with floating master, latest security features, IGMP snooping and a built in virtual cable tester. In addition, they meet all current Australian standards.

They are equipped with the new W-Ring technology which simplifies network requirements by eliminating master/slave settings in a redundant ring, while providing a network reinstatement time of less than 20m/s.

The switches are designed to withstand operating temperatures up to 85ºC as well as excessive vibration.

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