Communications & Networks
Combo port Ethernet switch
June 30, 2008 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech’s new EKI-7656C 16+2 combo port industrial managed redundant Gigabit Ethernet switch is designed to offer advanced traffic control for optimum network performance and security, along with rapid self-healing fiber optic ring capabilities to ensure network uptime in adverse environments. The 18-port EKI-7656C features 16 Fast Ethernet (10/100Base-TX) and two combo gigabit (1000Base-T) ports, which support both copper (RJ-45) connections and optional industry-standard Small-Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) modules, giving users the power and flexibility to configure the switch for their unique application requirements. About the size of an AA battery, SFPs are available in single-mode and multi-mode fiber models, for fiber connections ranging from 500m to 110km.