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Moxa Launches 28-Port Ethernet Switch to Enhance Flexibility and Security in Industrial Environments

 

 

September 1, 2016—Moxa’s EDS-528E is a new 28-port Ethernet switch that was designed to address the current Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) trend, which is seeing more and more devices connected to networks. The EDS-528E has satisfied the requirements of the IEC 62443-4-2 standard, ensuring that it can be deployed securely on industrial networks. The EDS-528E also carries various industrial-grade certifications, such as EN 50121-4 and IEC 61850-3, making it ideally suited for industrial solar, rail wayside, and factory automation industries, as well as intelligent transportation.

Flexible Switch for IIoT Network Infrastructures
The EDS-528E has various built-in connection ports, including 4 Gigabit combo ports with RJ45 and SFP slots, and 24 copper ports allowing greater flexibility for IIoT networks and applications. The EDS-528E’s compact design makes it ideally suited for installations where there are space restrictions. In addition, the compact DIN-rail form factor, high port density, and intelligent management capabilities make the EDS-528E a very cost-effective switch to help unlock the total value of IIoT network infrastructures. Brea, California,

Enhanced Security to Reduce Risks on IIoT Networks
EDS-528E supports Moxa’s latest firmware Turbo Pack 3. Complying with IEC 62443-4-2 cyber security standards, Turbo Pack 3 provides enhanced networking capability. With Turbo Pack 3 firmware, users can now visualize the status of their network and devices, and thus can rapidly respond to any unauthorized intrusion and cyber-attacks, greatly improving the network integrity and reliability.

Added Stability for Reliable Network Infrastructures
Similar to other models in the EDS E Series, the EDS-528E was designed for maximum reliability and minimum downtime. The industrial-design of the EDS-528E provides strong protection against high-voltage electrical transients, severe shock and vibration resistance, and can operate reliably in temperatures ranging from -40 to 75°C. These features significantly contributed to the EDS-528E achieving the EN 50121-4 and IEC 61850-3 certifications. The EDS-528E also features Turbo Ring and Turbo Chain redundancy with trunking functionalities for high bandwidth communications, which support recovery times under 20 ms for networks with up to 250 switches. In addition, RSTP/STP and MSTP redundancy provide compatibility with enterprise and other third-party network infrastructures. The industrial-grade design of the EDS-528E makes it very well suited for deployment in the tough, industrial environment conditions.

EDS-528E Highlights

  • 4 Gigabit plus 24 Fast Ethernet ports for copper and fiber
  • TACACS+, SNMPv3, IEEE 802.1x, HTTPS, and SSH to enhance network security
  • Supports MXstudio for easy, visualized industrial network management
  • Turbo Ring and Turbo Chain (recover time < 20 ms @ 250 switches), RSTP/STP, and MSTP for network redundancy
  • V-ON™ ensures millisecond-level multicast data and video network recovery
  • EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and Modbus/TCP protocols supported for device management and monitoring

 

For more information about the EDS-528E Series, please visit:https://www.moxa.com/product/EDS-528E.htm

 

 

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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.