Rutronik supports industrial communication with Kontron’s KSwitch family

Designed for harsh industrial environments, Kontron‘s KSwitch family of industrial-strength Ethernet switches (fast, Gigabit or 10G Gigabit) can be used for wired Ethernet connectivity at the edge. There are 11 series available from Rutronik, suitable for a range of configurations for various fields of application, e. g., industrial automation, IIoT, infrastructure and communication. The single-chip design optimises reliability and cost efficiency, as well as reduces power consumption and size, says the distributor.

The KSwitch series offers a variety of configurations from rack to DIN rail mounting, with or without PoE injection, cost-effective unmanaged configurations, as well as switches to be managed via a web interface.

 All models can be used in industrial environments that experience a high temperature range. The standard RJ45 and small form-factor pluggable (SFP) connectors simplify the selection and use of cables and fibre optics, claims Rutronik. 

Rutronik offers the KSwitch D1 UGP series of industrial two-port Gigabit PoE/PoE and injector switches with up to 60W PoE power and a wide range DC or AC voltage power input. There is also the KSwitch D1 UGPD series of rugged industrial four-port Gbit four-in-one PoE injector switches with up to 60W PoE++ power. 

Also included in the range are unmanaged Ethernet switches, including the KSwitch D2 UF series with up to eight 10/100 ports and a wide range DC power input, the KSwitch D2 UG series with up to 10 1Gbit ports and redundant DC power input, the KSwitch D3 UF series with up to 24 10/100 ports and Layer 2 fibre / copper ports, the KSwitch D3 UM series with up to 50 10/100 ports and Layer 2 fibre ports and the KSwitch D3 UMPD series, with up to 20 10/100 ports, built in PoE splitter and fibre ports.

 Smart-managed Ethernet switches available include the KSwitch D4 MF series, with up to nine 10/100 ports and port-based VLAN, the KSwitch D4 MFP series with up to nine 10/100 ports and up to six PoE ports, the KSwitch D4 MM series with up to 28 10/100 ports and port-based VLAN.

There is also the KSwitch R3 UMP series of unmanaged Ethernet switches with up to 16 PoE ports and Layer 2 fibre port.

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