Managed Ethernet Switches
Managed switches provide advanced control features for data distribution and bandwidth management that allow you to take control of communications over an Ethernet network. Configuration is either web-based using a simple and intuitive user interface or via a serial console. Many control networks have specific needs such as deterministic or real time communications and managed switches provide built-in protocols and software tools that can increase determinism, and provide optimized constant and consistent data flow. You get features like Quality of Service (QoS), virtual LANs (VLAN), redundancy, and port mirroring which give complete control over the network traffic.
Unmanaged Ethernet Switches
Backbone of Network Connectivity
Unmanaged Ethernet switches are one of the most basic network switching devices. They utilize MAC tables to learn who is connected to them and switch ethernet frames accordingly. They offer a multitude of port configuration options between number of ports, copper or fiber ports, with 10/100 or GB speeds. Fiber ports can be selected as fixed optics or optics with SFP fiber ports.
The unmanaged switch requires no configuring, and therefore is extremely easy to deploy, just plug and play! Unmanaged is simple, but comes with auto-speed negotiation, auto-cross detection, and flow-control to ensure backwards compatibility to legacy networks. Upon device startup, it’s IP address is given by the network gateway via DHCP and the network switching is performed via first in, first out.
Industrial grade operating temperatures, dual-redundant power inputs, and vibration resistance are standard with our products.
MSI TEC offers a large portfolio of industrial unmanaged switches from manufacturer partners Moxa, Advantech and Weidmuller that are specifically designed for industrial Ethernet infrastructure. All of these unmanaged Ethernet switches uphold the stringent standards that are required for the harsh conditions in industrial environments.
Our engineers can help you select the right switch for your application. You can also purchase online at the MSI TEC e-commerce store.
Benefits of Unmanaged Ethernet Switches:
- Because they don’t need to be configured, they are very flexible.
- Reduce overall traffic on a LAN (Local Area Network)
- Improve connection speeds
- Reduce errors.
Layer 2 Smart Switches
Benefits of Smart Switches:
- Compact size to fit in almost any control cabinet
- Economical solution for applications requiring basic monitoring
- Rugged steel housing
- Easy to configure and update
- Simplifies basic tasks
EN 50155 Switches
Ethernet Embedded Modules