Moxa (Brea, CA), a provider of industrial-grade networking solutions, has introduced its EDS-G500E Series of industrial Ethernet switches. Designed to simplify upgrading an existing large-scale network to Gigabit speed, or building a new full Gigabit backbone, the switches are equipped with 8, 12, or 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports and up to 4 fiber optic ports. The highly-scalable switches will appeal to IT professionals who want total network reliability, an easy-to-use interface, and the ability to quickly transfer bandwidth-heavy triple-play services in extreme industrial environments.

"The EDS-G500E switch is ideal for highly demanding communication applications, such as video and process monitoring, ITS, and DCS systems, all of which benefit from a scalable backbone construction," said Todd Desso, Strategic Business Manager for Moxa. "It helps future-proof today's industrial Ethernet networks by meeting the key requirements of scalable and multiple Gigabit connections, combined with utmost reliability, security, and manageability."

The EDS-G500E series is designed to give industrial operators peace of mind with:

  • Level 4 EMS protection to repel electromagnetic interference.
  • Severe shock/vibration resistance.
  • Thermal fin design that can reduce switch temperatures (5°C or more).
  • Class 1, Div. 2/ATEX Zone 2 ratings for safe use in petrochemical facilities, processing plants, and other classified areas.

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