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Moxa Launches Industrial EtherNet/IP & PROFINET-Enabled Managed Switches


Moxa Industrial EtherNet/IP&PROFINET-Enabled Managed Switches


Taipei, Taiwan, March 20, 2013-Moxa is pleased to release EtherNet/IP and PROFINET-enabled managed switches, the EDS-405A/408A-EIP series and the EDS-405A/408A-PN series, for industrial PLC network applications. With the plug-n-play feature, users can directly integrate and manage the switches in existing SCADA systems without the need for additional configurations and modifications. Fast network recovery (under 20ms at a 250-switch load) and 10s fast booting time ensures high network availability and reliability.


Advanced Efficiency with Plug-n-Play EtherNet/IP & PROFINET Switches
The EDS-405A/408A-EIP series and EDS-405A/408A-PN series provide advanced efficiency for PLC networks. These plug-n-play EtherNet/IP and PROFINET-enabled switches can be directly installed into existing PLC networks to reduce deployment time. Switches can also be visibly managed and monitored on existing SCADA systems.

System Performance with Fast Network Recovery and Booting Time
The EDS-405A/408A-EIP series and EDS-405A/408A-PN series support Moxa’s Turbo Ring and Turbo Chain network redundancy technologies. When a connection failure occurs, they enable fast network recovery under 20ms (with 250 switches loads) for high network reliability. These switches also come with fast booting time in under 10s to ensure system availability and reduce maintenance costs.

Maximum Flexibility with Over 200 Models
All of Moxa industrial managed switches support EtherNet/IP communication for industrial automation applications, including 10GbE industrial core switches (ICS series), industrial high-port-density Ethernet switches (IKS series, EDS-700 series), and industrial compact Ethernet switches (EDS-600/500/400 series), which allow users to choose devices that are best-suited for each application requirement with the benefit of seamless interoperability for industrial EtherNet/IP systems.

Product Highlights

EDS-405A/408A-EIP Series

  • EtherNet/IP enabled by default
  • Support Turbo Ring/ Turbo Chain (recovery time < 20 ms at 250 switches) for network redundancy
  • EtherNet/IP EDS (Electronic Data Sheet) file, custom AOI (Add On Instructions) file, and FactoryTalk® View faceplate included
  • IGMP snooping, QoS, VLAN supported
  • ODVA certified 


 EDS-405A/408A-PN Series

  • PROFINET enabled by default
  • Support Turbo Ring/ Turbo Chain (recovery time < 20 ms at 250 switches) for network redundancy
  • PROFINET GSD file, SIMATIC STEP 7 device icons are included
  • IGMP snooping, QoS, VLAN supported
  • PI certified


Besides EtherNet/IP and PROFINET, Moxa’s industrial Ethernet switches also support various industrial automation protocols such as Modbus/TCP, CC-Link IE Filed, and FL-net. To learn more about Moxa’s interoperable solutions, please visit https://www.moxa.com/PLC_Network 

About Moxa: Your Trusted Partner in Automation

Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures. Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.