Compact switch for harsh environments.
Unlike the Ethernet switches in your wiring closet or computer center, the Ethernet switches at the edges of your network have to put up with the bumps, the dirt, the dampness, and the temperature fluctuations that happen out in the real world. This is where Heavy-Duty Edge Switches from Black Box comes in.
These Heavy-Duty Edge Switches are tough, 6-port copper Ethernet switches that enable you to expand your network even into harsh environments such as factory floors or the outdoors. They're robust, they're easy to set up, and they're available with a vast array of power and durability options.
What's more, you can daisy-chain Heavy-Duty Edge Switches together indefinitely, making them ideal for applications such as traffic signals where many switches are needed over a long distance.
All Heavy-Duty Edge Switches come in a sturdy steel case that withstands heavy use. Plus they're available in three versions to adapt to nearly any environment. Because all three types work together seamlessly, you can use inexpensive Standard Heavy-Duty Edge Switches in protected office environments and choose the more robust Hardened or Extreme Heavy-Duty Edge Switches for harsh locations at your network's edge.
Standard Edge Switches:
Hardened Edge Switches:
Extreme Edge Switches:
Multiple power options.
Easy to set up.
Heavy-Duty Edge Switches are literally plug-and-play. Their copper ports are autosensing for speed and duplex, adjusting to the connected device automatically. Plus, the ports feature Auto MDI/MDI-X, eliminating the need for crossover cables.
Each switch has two full sets of LED indicators: one set on the front for viewing convenience when the switch is DIN rail or wall-mounted and one set mounted in the end next to the media ports for easy viewing when units are in a rackmount tray.
Heavy-Duty Edge Switches feature non-blocking switching architecture with a 2K MAC address table. The 128K buffer memory makes it easy to interconnect 10- and 100-Mbps devices.
Fast, redundant backup.
Heavy-Duty Edge Switches feature Link-Loss-Learn (LLL) for fast network recovery when using the switches in a redundant application. In a normal network situation where you have a primary link and a backup link, the network can take as much as a few minutes to recover after the primary link goes down. This is because, when the link breaks, the switch will use its old MAC address table to try to send data to the disabled port.
However, if a link breaks with LLL in place, the switch senses the disconnect and instantly clears its MAC address table, forcing a new address table that includes the new link.
Use them nearly anywhere.
All Heavy-Duty Edge Switches can be used as standalone or wall-mount devices. You can also rackmount up to eight units in the optional Rackmount Tray. We also offer 24-VDC Hardened and Extreme versions that can be mounted on a DIN rail. To DIN rail mount the other Hardened and Extreme units, simply order the optional DIN Rail Mounting Kit.
The switches each have two full sets of LED indicators: one set on the front for viewing and one set mounted next to the media ports, so you get a clear view of the LEDs from any angle.
Don't see it? Just ask.
If you require a port combination, power source, or mounting option not listed, contact our FREE Tech Support.
* Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 1300 73 55 66.
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