Sixnet, one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial Ethernet products, is introducing a new 10-port industrial Ethernet managed switch. The ET-10MG offers eight 10/100 Mbps RJ45 ports plus two Gigabit combination ports for copper or fibre-optic connections. All of the RJ45 copper ports support auto-negotiating (10/100 or 10/100/1000), auto-crossover and auto-polarity for plug-and-play connections. The fibre ports 9 and 10 also accept SFP fibre-optic transceivers for noise-immune links of up to 80km in length.
Sixnet managed switches are enhanced with open-source Linux capabilities and tools, plus real-time network management functions. They offer secure and optimised performance with RSTP (rapid spanning tree protocol) for fast redundant rings. Even if there is a break in a communications pathway, messages will be delivered. Sixnet managed switches can even detect and report network problems before they seriously affect network operations.
These switches also support a long list of advanced networking features such as SNMP, VLAN, IGMP, QoS, plus security with HTTPs, SSH, SNMPv3 and more.
Sixnet managed switches boast ultra-reliability, working continuously through hot summer days and cold winter nights. Unlike office-grade switches that are intended only for use in air-conditioned offices, Sixnet Ethernet switches are designed to survive those extreme temperatures. They have full industrial ratings, including a wide operating temperature range (-40 to +75degC), Zone 2 hazardous locations, marine, offshore and more. They have also proven themselves in military applications such as in LAVs, ships and aircraft. With their twenty-year support and service policy, free field-installable upgrades, and over one million service-free hours (MTBF), these switches are a sound investment.