Power and efficiency reinvented with new PoE switches

23-11-2023 | Perle | Industrial

Perle Systems has introduced IDS-100HP PoE Switches to its product portfolio. These switches redefine power and efficiency in industrial networking, providing advanced features not seen in other unmanaged PoE switches.

Industrial environments demand networking solutions that resist extreme conditions while preserving high performance and compliance with safety standards. With eight PoE ports that deliver up to 90W, with 270W of total available power, the switches support the most power-hungry devices, like PTZ cameras, to ensure flexibility without worrying about power distribution. The extensive temperature tolerance, resistance to vibration and shock, and adherence to strict safety standards are safeguards for dependable performance in the harshest industrial settings.

The switches have two uncommon features that stand out in the unmanaged switch marketplace. First, the watchdog feature allows the switch to function as an intelligent device to prevent packet loss from PDs in the network. If a PD becomes unresponsive, the switch will reboot the device without interrupting other PDs connected to the switch. Also, the built-in QoS support for EtherNet/IP and PROFINET allows traffic prioritisation and effective management of resources, enhancing network performance and efficiency.

John Feeney, COO of Perle Systems, stated, "We are thrilled to launch the IDS-100HP PoE Switches, which offer a unique combination of rugged performance, enhanced functionality, and advanced features. With the watchdog feature and QoS support, our customers can experience improved network reliability and optimised resource management, increasing productivity and cost savings."

By Seb Springall