When version 7.0 of the “Layer 2 Professional” software is installed on the digital I/O media module for the MICE family of Fast and Gigabit Ethernet switches, the module enables signals to be sent and status messages to be analyzed with four digital inputs and outputs. An auxiliary output provides 24 Vdc voltage with 3 W power to control the connected components directly without an additional power source. Further features include IP20 protection class, high shock and vibration resistance and extensive immunity to electrostatic discharges and magnetic fields. The standard version has a temperature range of 0 to +60° C. Two versions with an extended range of -40 to +70° C are also offered. The difference between the two is that one of the printed circuit boards has a conformal coating to protect against condensation – making this E/A Media Module a good choice for extreme climactic ambient conditions.
The MICE family switches are for use in tough industrial environments and consist of a switch unit with integrated backplane. The switches support both Fast and Gigabit Ethernet and various routing, redundancy and security methods.
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