|The high-density layer 2 compact rack switch Ruggedcom RSG2488 from Siemens supports up to 28 ports in a 1U chassis. Its rugged design makes it ideal for use in electric power, transportation and defense applications.|
Siemens Industry Automation Division introduces the new Ruggedcom RSG2488 compact rack switch, extending its RuggedCom portfolio of network components designed for electric power, transportation and defense applications. This high density layer 2 switch supports up to 28 copper or fiber ports in a compact 1U chassis. The Ethernet switch is the first product under the Siemens Ruggedcom brand. The Ruggedcom RSG2488 features a modular vertical loading design allowing 10/100/1000TX, 100FX or 1000SX ports to be quickly added or exchanged in the field. The modular structure and hot swappable power supply is designed to simplify maintenance and allow fast, low-cost re-configuration as requirements change. Designed to operate from -40 C to 85 C and with high immunity to EMI per IEEE1613 and IEC61850-3, the Ethernet switch is suited for use in almost any harsh environment. Conformal coating is available. The extruded aluminum enclosure and fanless design ensure simple deployment and low-cost operation. A new version of the proven Rugged Operating System (ROS), ROS 4.0, will be available with the RSG2488. While it leverages the advanced technology of the RSG2488, ROS 4.0 has the same user interface as the previous versions of ROS, thereby minimizing operator ramp-up time and expense.