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Best Value, Best Fit Rackmount Switches for Your Mission-Critical Applications

Taipei, Taiwan, March 13, 2012—Moxa is pleased to unveil the IKS-6728-4GTXSFP and the IKS-6726-2GTXSFP, two best-value rackmount modular managed Ethernet switches that deliver Gigabit performance in mission-critical applications, such as ITS, Oil&Gas, and Railway. These switches include key industrial certifications so integrators can build an industrial-grade network that spans from fields to the control room.


Industrial network integrators and operators are beginning to realize that sometimes commercial-grade hardware is simply not enough in mission-critical applications. A network with hardened, industrial-grade performance on the edge layer but not on the distribution is a network with a glaring vulnerability,” explained Gary Chang, product manager at Moxa. “The IKS switches introduce industrial ruggedness and industrial redundancy to the distribution layer, so that the entire network is more reliable from fields to the control room.”


Network Redundancy with Up to 4 Gigabit Ports
The IKS-6728-4GTXSFP is a modular switch with 24 Fast Ethernet and 4 Gigabit ports, allowing more flexible Gigabit configurations such as redundant Gigabit rings in addition to redundant Gigabit uplinks. The more cost-effective IKS-6726-2GTXSFP supports 2 Gigabit ports, but comes in the new housing, which is a more compact, space-saving design that leaves more rack space in the rear of the rack for potential double-rack installations.  
Tailored Port Configuration with IM-6700 Modules
System integrators can flexibly customize both of the IKS modular switches with IM-6700 modules to achieve a configuration of Fast Ethernet ports tailored for their specific application. By customizing which modules are installed, the IKS series switch will possess the exact combination of different media types needed for a given application.

The IKS-6728 and IKS-6726 are part of Moxa’s complete edge-to-core industrial Ethernet portfolio. Learn about each and every switch in this versatile portfolio here.


Product Features

  •  2/4 Gigabit plus 24 copper or fiber Fast Ethernet ports
  •  Turbo Ring, Turbo Chain, RSTP/STP, and MSTP for network redundancy
  •  Isolated redundant power inputs with universal 24/48 VDC or 110/220 VAC power supply
  • Compliant with EN 50121-4, NEMA TS2, DNV, and C1D2 industrial standards for trackside, ITS, Maritime, and Oil and Gas applications
  •  TACACS+, SNMPv3, IEEE 802.1X, HTTPS, and SSH to enhance network security
  • Modular design for customized media combinations
  • -40 to 75°C operating temperature range




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.