Industrial core switches added to line of Ethernet infrastructure products

Moxa's ICS series joins a suite of switches and the MXview industrial network management software, creating industrial Ethernet platforms with high scalability, performance, reliability, and ease of maintenance.

05/12/2011


Moxa has added the new ICS industrial core switch family to its portfolio of industrial Ethernet infrastructure solutions. The ICS series joins a suite of switches and the MXview industrial network management software (iNMS) to create advanced industrial Ethernet platforms with high scalability, performance, reliability, and ease of maintenance. The industrial edge-to-core Ethernet switch solutions have both the high performance level needed for the core layer of the network infrastructure, and the flexible media selection and cost-effectiveness needed for the edge layer, according to Moxa.

Moxa’s industrial edge-to-core Ethernet switch portfolio includes the ICS series 10GbE core switches, the IKS and EDS-700/800 series modular rackmount and DIN-Rail distribution switches, and the EDS-600/500/400/300/200 series DIN-Rail edge switches. All of these switches are built specifically to operate within the harsh environments and exacting requirements of mission-critical industrial applications, such as railway, ITS, smart grid, oil and gas, factory automation, and maritime applications. Moxa’s MXview iNMS enables total network management with simple, user-friendly browser UI that can track the network status of all Moxa managed Ethernet switches in real-time, quickly identify failure points, and reduce troubleshooting response time in complex and critical network operations.

Moxa’s ICS series industrial core switch family enables customers to deploy a high-capacity converged automation network with extreme 10GbE performance, network resilience, and fanless durability. These core switches extend carrier-level availability throughout the entire industrial network to provide a stable multi-service backbone that can support a large amount of Ethernet-based services such as video, voice, command, and data transmissions.

Benefits of Moxa’s industrial edge-to-core switch solutions:

  • Reliable fast network redundancy across three layers of an industrial network with Turbo Ring/Turbo Chain self-healing Ethernet technology
  • Fast communication speed and quick network response with Gigabit performance
  • Complete solutions supporting more converged applications such as video surveillance
  • Industrial-grade reliability, completely fanless, and industrial certification and approvals

Product portfolio and key highlights:

Core layer: High bandwidth 10GbE industrial core switches

  • Full Gigabit L2/L3 networking capability
  • Up to 24 or 48 1GbE connections
  • Up to 4 10GbE ports
  • Fanless design

Distribution layer: Industrial modular rackmount and DIN-Rail switches

  • Flexible modular design
  • High port density
  • Ideal for control room and outdoor cabinet operations

Edge layer: Compact, standalone DIN-Rail switches

  • Wide selection: from 5 to 19 ports, FE to full GE, managed and unmanaged switches
  • Cost-effective solutions
  • Advanced L2 networking capability

www.moxa.com

Moxa

See also: www.controleng.com/networks

- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com

Industrial Ethernet: Application Optimization - webcast
Friday, October 7, 2011 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT/11 a.m. PT (... and archived after that for viewing.)

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