Sixnet's Ethernet managed switch aids network reliability

Sixnet reports that its new EtherTrak Ethernet-managed switches offer ultra-reliability enhanced with open-source Linux software.


Sixnet reports that its new EtherTrak Ethernet-managed switches offer ultra-reliability enhanced with open-source Linux software. These rugged switches are made for almost any application, and reportedly save money and space with their simplicity and small size.

EtherTrak offers real-time secure performance with SNMP network management, along with rapid spanning tree support rings. This ensures network reliability with automatic switchover on a segment failure. The unit also has dual (redundant) power inputs; a self-test/alarm output contact; datalog and alarm RTU functions; and authentication and encryption features.

Sixnet managed switches often detect and report network problems before they even occur. And, similar to other Sixnet IPm products, they also come with IPm Linux open-source tools. This enables integrators and OEMs to enhance the functionality of these Linux-based switches.

To demonstrate EtherTrak’s trouble-free operation, Sixnet says it has more than 1 million hours mean time between failures, a 20-year support and service policy, and free field-installable upgrades. The product is UL, CSA, and CE certified; has marine and hazardous ratings; MIL-STD-1275 surge protection and a -40 to 70 °C operating temperature range.

—James Montague, news editor, Control Engineering,

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