Communications & Networks
Advantech 19-inch rack-mount industrial Ethernet solutions
June 4, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jun. 3, 2018 – Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group expands its line of 19-inch rackmount Ethernet products with the EKI-7428G and EKI-2428G. The rackmount Ethernet product line includes managed and unmanaged Ethernet switches with up to 28 ports.
Equipped with optional copper, PoE, and fibre connections, the rackmount Ethernet switches are designed to offer flexibility and are capable of dealing with most network management applications, says the company. Models with a wide temperature range (-40 to 75 degrees C) and rugged design are designed specifically for field sites in harsh environments and those models that operate in a standard temperature range are for management sites where environment condition is more gentle, explains Advantech, adding that the models with fibre connection can extend the network over a greater distance and can also be used where there is a high level of electromagnetic interference or EMI. The PoE version provides both data connection and power to end devices like wireless AP and IP camera. The managed series provides the ability to configure, manage, and monitor devices and greater control of how data travels.