Advantech : Industrial Ethernet switch is designed for grid automation -

Advantech : Industrial Ethernet switch is designed for grid automation

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces the EKI-4654R, an IEC61850-3 compliant managed Ethernet switch for grid automation applications. IEC61850-3 certification ensures environmental and EMI immunity of network devices used in substations and allows the EKI-4564R to be interconnected with a myriad of devices, providing reliable consistency in power & energy applications.

The EKI-4654R features 24 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports and two 1000Base-T SFP slots and has a wide range of redundant power inputs (2x 100~240 VAC/100~240 VDC) allowing connection to two separate power supplies, guaranteeing operation in the event of sources going offline. In addition, the dual connections can be used to connect multiple managed switches in a self-healing ring configuration, which provides a secondary communication path in the event that the primary is interrupted.

In addition to an open standard Spanning Tree (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), the EKI-4654R also supports Advantech’s ultra-fast X-Ring, which guarantees recovery in less than 10ms. Furthermore, the EKI-4654R features the “Dual X-Ring” technology, allowing it to be a hub for an existing X-Ring, so that users need only one switch to link redundant rings.

The EKI-4654R has many advanced features such as: IP security, VLAN, QoS, Port Mirroring, MAC security, IGMP Snooping, Port Trunking, CoS/TOS, email warnings, SNMP Trap, and SMTP. For user access control, the EKI-4654R supports port-based IEEE 802.1x user authentication from a centralized RADIUS server.

The EKI-4654R is fanless with a 1U size, rear-end wiring, an LED indicator, front panel LEDs, and high port density providing simple management and easy maintenance.

About Advantech

Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group has grown into a global business organization with more than 30 branch offices in 17 countries, and a worldwide partner network comprised of leading Automation corporations. As a pioneer in open Automation technology, Industrial Automation Group is proud of its efforts as global stewards; providing vertical-focused products, solutions and value-added services for a wide array of sectors, including; Building Automation, Machine Automation, Power & Energy, and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

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Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.

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