Simplified connectivity with new high port density compact switch
Siemens has launched a new compact 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch, Ruggedcom RST916C, extending its portfolio of rugged networking devices to address the performance requirements of bandwidth intensive applications in critical infrastructure industries.
The new compact Ruggedcom RST916C switch packs four 1G/10GBASE-X SFP+ (Small Form factor Pluggable) ports and twelve 10/100/1000BASE-X RJ45 ports, simplifying network connectivity while providing the high volume of switching capacity needed to support the evolving needs of complex industrial networks.
Redundant input power, 10 Gigabit bandwidth over extended distances of more than 100 kilometers, reliable operation under extreme temperature variations from -40 to +80° Celsius, and a comprehensive array of industry approvals, including IEC 61850-3, NEMA-TS2, EN50155, EN50121 and the EN 45545-2 standards, are some of the features that make the Ruggedcom RST916C switch an attractive investment for mission-critical applications across Transportation (ITS and Rail), Electric Power and Oil & Gas industries. It supports precision timing per the IEEE 1588 standard, ensuring micro-second accuracy for industrial applications.
Robust and functional industrial design
Ruggedcom RST916C builds on the Red Dot award winning industrial design of the Ruggedcom RSG900C and RSG900R series compact switches with many more functional design elements. Users will benefit from all front-facing connectors, including a front-facing USB console and CLP (environmentally hardened external storage medium) that greatly simplify in-field installation and configuration. All Ruggedcom switches are well-known for their maintenance-free operation and long product life cycle, ensuring minimal operating expenses for end-users.
Together with Siemens‘ portfolio of Industrial Ethernet switches and end devices, the Ruggedcom RST916C switch offers a cost-efficient and high-performance connectivity solution for industries embracing the rapid digitalization of their industrial networks.