Taipei, Taiwan, June 16, 2020—Moxa, a leading provider of network infrastructure solutions, has introduced the MDS-G4000 Series industrial DIN-rail modular managed Ethernet switches to realize next-level network versatility. With growing connectivity requirements for industrial applications, business owners are looking for versatile, future-proof solutions to scale with these constantly expanding networks. The MDS-G4000 Series provides a fully modular platform with a variety of hot-swappable media interface and power modules, enabling hundreds of port combinations for on-demand flexibility. The hot-swappable modules and redundant isolated power design combined with an intuitive web interface and MXview support enable the MDS-G4000 Series to provide 24/7 operations while lowering the total cost of ownership.
The MDS-G4000 switches emerged victorious from the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020 category out of more than 6,500 submissions thanks to its outstanding quality design. The MDS-G4000 Series stood out from the competition with its ultra-compact size, robust housing, and convenient tool-free module installation design. This award again shows Moxa’s continuous commitment to deliver products that fulfill application requirements while striking an optimal balance between flexibility, reliability, and ease of use.
Flexible Port Combinations for Future Expansion and Convenient Installation
As industrial networks continue to expand, the MDS-G4000 Series offers five types of 4-port media interface type modules and two types of power modules to mix and match, delivering the flexibility necessary to connect the increasing volume of different devices. The ultra-compact size, together with DIN-rail, wall-, and rack-mounting* options provide additional installation versatility when deploying the MDS-G4000 Series in challenging industrial environments such as inside machines and in narrow underground and outdoor cabinets.
*Rack-mounting is only available for the MDS-G4028 Series.
24/7 Network Connectivity and Industry-certified Reliability
The tool-free, hot-swappable module design allows on-site personnel to add and replace modules effortlessly without shutting down the switch. The MDS-G4000 Series features a highly durable die-cast frame and resilient modules that can withstand shocking of up to 30G in force, enabling solid performance in harsh environments. These modular switches also meet the strict requirements of industrial certifications for power substation automation systems (IEC 61850-3*, IEEE 1613), railway wayside applications (EN 50121-4), oil and gas applications (ATEX* and C1D2*), and intelligent transportation systems (NEMA TS2). By merging next-level versatility with enhanced reliability, the MDS-G4000 Series offers a single expandable platform that provides 24/7 operations.
*IEC 61850-3 Edition 2 Class 1, ATEX Zone 2, and C1D2 certifications will be available in Q4 2020.
Intuitive Web Interface and MXview Network Monitoring Software
The MDS-G4000 switches feature a user-friendly web interface that helps you search switch functions and perform configurations with ease. In addition, the streamlined HTML5-based interface ensures the same seamless user experience whether you are using a laptop, tablet, or phone. Meanwhile, Moxa’s MXview software makes it easier than ever to monitor operations of the MDS-G4000 Series switches on your network in real-time. If there is a problem with a switch, MXview will immediately notify you of the problem and the affected switch’s location to perform on-site troubleshooting quickly and efficiently.
MDS-G4000 Series Highlights
- Hundreds of port combinations using five types of 4-port media modules and two power modules
- Hot-swappable interface and power modules for uninterrupted operations
- 3 mounting options and a compact size to fit different installation requirements
- Rugged die-cast housing for use in harsh environments
- HTML5-based web interface for a consistent user experience across different devices