Ethernet switch range extended by KBC Networks

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Ethernet switch range extended by KBC Networks

KBC Networks has extended its Ethernet switch range in order to suit a broader range of industry requirements, including those for critical infrastructure.

The addition of 24 Ethernet switches to its industrial networking solutions portfolio adds to an increase in the transmission equipment portfolio. The manufacturer of industrial transmission equipment for IP and high definition systems has designed its models with globally recognised, first-class components to ensure the highest levels of reliability to meet the rugged networking requirements of critical infrastructure industries.

The new Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Non-PoE hardened switches provide extended operating temperatures ranges for non-conditioned and outdoor applications and are IP40 rated to suit critical infrastructure sites. These new units are IEEE 802.3af and higher powered, IEEE 802.3at compliant, which are suitable for most PTZ cameras. Unique DIN mount design provides quick and easy mounting and removal. Additionally, the ethernet switches are video optimised for high resolution 4K video and managing high traffic jumbo frames. The user-friendly GUI allows for easy set-up and system maintenance to further assist with the networking solution.

“Customers require reliable, purpose-built Ethernet switches with sophisticated features at a competitive price,” said John Crockett, CEO of KBC Networks. “We can now offer our customers a wider range of cost-effective, reliable and high-performance switches in a rugged, compact enclosure.”

The available switch types include a range of fixed RJ45, SFP and combo ports (10/100 and Gigabit) which are MDI/MDIX compliant for automatic configuration. For greater system reliability and straightforward maintenance, the switches feature dual redundant power inputs as well as power failure alarm outputs and advanced ERPS ring topology. The units have operating temperature ranges of between -40 and +75oC whereby no fans or forced-air cooling is required.


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