Advantech claims five-port switch is smallest available

Believed to be the smallest Ethernet switch, the Advantech EKI-2525LI is a five-port Ethernet switch, which is just 80mm high.

The supplier of industrial communications devices offers the EKI-2525LI Ethernet switch for applications where space is a critical issue for users.

The EKI-2525LI is an unmanaged five-port Ethernet switch in a small enclosure which fits in the palm of a hand. The compact form factor makes it suitable for use in environments with limited space, such as electronic control panels, cabinets, and high density industrial plants.

Compact devices such as PLCs typically have a height of only 100mm. Conventional Ethernet switches however, are usually taller than this, resulting in a waste of space, points out Advantech. The EKI-2525LI overcomes this and can be fitted into a rack-mount cabinet to maximise space utilisation and provide a simple and immediate upgrade for industrial IoT (IIoT) applications.

The EKI-2525I can be fitted into any already-wired electronic cabinets, racks or shelves where extra connectivity and communication services are requires but where space is limited. The EKI-25251 is therefore a means to provide key infrastructure upgrades.

In additionally the EKI-2525LI can serve as an embedded device in any working equipment, such as kiosk, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and CNC machines, ensuring smooth data transmission between embedded devices and promoting seamless information communication, advocates Advantech.

The EKI-2525LI five-port Ethernet switch is now available to order.

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