Managed Ethernet switches with fibre enables seamless and reliable network connectivity

28-11-2023 | Perle | Industrial

Perle Systems has unveiled its latest innovation, IDS-710CT Industrial Managed Ethernet Switches with fibre. This new product significantly advances network infrastructure for industrial environments subjected to extreme temperatures, surges, vibration, and shock. With support for fibre and copper networks and an extremely small chassis, the device will fit into any space-constrained location.

The device is a family of ten-port Managed Ethernet Switches particularly developed for industrial applications, delivering advanced performance and real-time deterministic network operation. Eight 10/100/1000-Base-T Ethernet ports provide reliable networking of Gigabit and Fast Ethernet devices. The two ST or SC connectors extend Gigabit over long-range multimode or single-mode fibre.

"We are excited to introduce the IDS-710CT Switches to the market," said John Feeney, chief operating officer at Perle Systems. "This product launch is a testament to our commitment to providing industrial environments with cutting-edge solutions that optimize network performance and ensure uninterrupted connectivity."

Industrial environments require robust and resilient network infrastructure, and the device delivers precisely that. These rugged fan-less switches allow configuration, monitoring, and management of industrial LANs with enterprise-grade features that include PROFINET and Modbus TCP protocol support for monitoring and device management; Ring Protocol MRP (IEC 62439-2) for <10ms recovery time; STP/RSTP/MSTP for network redundancy; advanced security and IT management including TACACS+, RADIUS, 802.1x, SSH, SNMPv3, and HTTPS; IEEE 1588 V1 and V2 PTP for microsecond accuracy; and operation in -40C to 70C.

By Seb Springall