In rugged situations where hardware is subject to vibration, shock and other environmental variables, rack-mounting is the configuration of choice. B+B SmartWorx offers several switches that offer sturdier rack-mounting options when DIN-rail is not ideal, while also providing the features you expect for large-scale network deployments.
The EKI-7700 series (DIN-RAIL & 19” rackmount) offers the features you expect in a fully managed switch and more. In addition to a rugged design that minimizes downtime and maximizes productivity in harsh environments, its robust management capabilities promote a reliable networking structure. The EKI-7700 offers sophisticated network security, unparalleled flexibility (connect any powered device), significant “future proof” data transmission capacity and comprehensive certifications.
The EKI-9600 Series (DIN-RAIL & 19” rackmount) is all about unlocking new possibilities. Through Network Address Translation (NAT) technology, it unlocks the ability to build separate machines that use the same IP addresses and communicate with the larger manufacturing environment. In addition to comprehensive certification support for mission-critical applications and robust security, the ability to interconnect multiple LAN segments through static routing differentiates this switch from the competition.
When projects require full Layer 3 capability, the EKI-9700 (19” rackmount) delivers, taking the enterprise layer to the next level. It is the right choice for large-scale deployments when comprehensive support is needed for static and dynamic routing. In addition to comprehensive certification support for mission-critical applications and robust security, the EKI-9700 does not require climate control, offering all the flexibility you expect from an industrial-grade, rackmount switch. Additional features include VRRP, OSPF and RIP (dynamic routing feature).