The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces the first three members of a new series of compact and rugged unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switches. These switches are available in a 5-port (EKI-2525), 8-port (EKI-2528), and a 10-port (EKI-7629C) configurations with gigabit Ethernet capabilities and modular fiber optic cable connections.
Featuring a compact and thin DIN rail mount package, these switches are ideal where panel space is limited. They are also rugged for industrial applications, with dual 12 ~ 48 Vdc power inputs, 4,000 Vdc Ethernet ESD protection, power line surge (EFT) protection of 3,000 Vdc, and feature an operating temperature range of -10 ~ 60° C to ensure system uptime. Plus, these switches are CUL (UL/CSA), CE, FCC, and RoHS/WEE certified.
With auto-MDI/MDI-X, there is no need to use crossover cables for inter-switch connections and auto-negotiation provides optimum link configurations. Each Ethernet port is equipped with two front-facing LED indicators that provide link status, transmission speed, activity, and collision status to aid in diagnosing cabling and attached device issues. In the event of a problem with external power, a built-in fault relay is available to signal an external controller or PLC.
With its dual gigabit Ethernet ports, the EKI-7629C is ideal for bandwidth critical applications and those requiring the flexibility to accommodate long-distance and noise-immune fiber connections, while the EKI-2525 and EKI-2528 are ideal for edge-connected devices and equipment with a stand alone Ethernet network.
Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group —Founded in 1983, the eAutomation Group of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in eAutomation technology; combining connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable PC-based automation technologies. Product offerings include: Open HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Automation Controllers and Software, Fanless Box PCs, Distributed I/O Modules, Plug-in I/O and Industrial Communication for a wide array of industries.
Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group
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