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MOXA EDS-516A advanced managed Ethernet switch maximizes efficiency and reliability with high port density

Taipei, Taiwan, December 22, 2006—Moxa Networking is launching a high port density industrial Ethernet switch that has all the advanced managed features needed for high-end and secure industrial Ethernet applications.The EDS-516A is a 16-port Ethernet switch with a compact standalone design that gives large-scale automation systems an ideal means of network communication, and exhibits maximum efficiency and reliability.


The EDS-516A inherited many advanced features, such as Turbo Ring, from MOXA’s series of managed Ethernet switches, to give systemintegrators a reliable and efficient network switch for handling large automation systems. The high port count design fulfills the demand for high-density network connections of large distributed control systems (DCS).


In addition, managed features, such as Quality of Service (QoS), provide a traffic prioritization capability to ensure that important data is delivered consistently and predictably, and the EDS-516A supports IEEE802.1D-1998 GMRP and IGMP Snooping to reduce the amount of traffic on the Ethernet LAN. The EDS-516A supports VLAN technology, which can be used to segment your network without being restricted by physical connections, and IEEE802.3ad (LACP) provides flexible network connections and a redundant path for critical devices. SNMP V1/V2c/V3 provide different levels of management, and RMON (Remote Network Monitoring) allows various network agents and console systems to exchange network monitoring data. In addition, IEEE802.1X and https/SSL are available to enhance network security.


Key Features

  • 16 fast Ethernet ports with 2 ports for copper or fiber
  • Turbo Ring (recovery time < 300 ms), RSTP/STP (IEEE802.1W/D) for Ethernet redundancy
  • QoS, IGMP snooping/GMRP, VLAN, LACP, SNMP V1/V2c/V3, RMON supported
  • Rate Limiting for bandwidth management, and broadcast storm protection
  • IEEE802.1X and https/SSL to enhance network security
  • Save and load configuration files with the ABC-01 “automatic backup configurator” attachment

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.