Layer 2 TRENDnet Switches Designed for Industrial Locations

TRENDnet says its latest switches have been developed for placement in environments with extreme temperatures, heavy amounts of dust and vibrations.


The next wave of networking technologies that are starting to enter the residential market from world of enterprise-grade computing is layer 2 solutions. Bringing layer 2 (L2) technologies to a wider audience, the Torrance, Calif.-based company TRENDnet has announced two new layer 2 switches. 

TRENDnet's new six-port Hardened Industrial Gigabit PoE+ Layer 2+ Managed DIN-Rail Switch (TI-PG541i), and 12-port Hardened Industrial Gigabit PoE+ Layer 2+ Managed DIN-Rail Switch (TI-PG1284i) are designed for non-traditional environments such as rooms with extreme temperatures, rooms with lots of dust, and installations that absorb vibrations.

Both of the L2 switches incorporate full PoE+ power budget, dual-redundant power inputs and alarm relay outputs that reduce downtime during power failures. The switches also feature IP30-rated metal enclosures that withstand high levels of shock; they provide surge protection, and the switches operate in temperatures from -40 degrees to 167 degrees. 

The 12-port model offers eight Gigabit PoE+ ports, four Gigabit SFP slots, and L2 options such as PoE port control, 802.1Q/Q-in-Q VLAN multicast, spanning tree, and 802.1X that allows for flexible network integration. 

The six-port version features four PoE+ ports, one Gigabit port and a Gigabit SFP slot. In addition, the six-port TI-PG541i provides L2 options that include PoE port control, VLAN, multicast and QoS.

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