SE Switches are moving to EKI Switches. Here’s why …

It’s been a few  years since B+B SmartWorx was welcomed by the Advantech family. Advantech is a well-known provider of trusted and innovative products and solutions in diverse industries. As part of the Advantech family, we’ve been able to expand our offering of intelligent, industrial products as we continually strive to make sure our customers have access to the full-circle solutions they need.

We’re excited to see how far we’ve come, and are even more excited to where Advantech B+B SmartWorx will go.

One big change is already here.

Our previously known eWorx SE Ethernet Switch models are being rebranded to the eWorx EKI Switch line.

This is a simple name change to be more in line with Advantech—it will also open new doors to more innovative switches.

Our name change is a boon to you! As part of this process, we still have some eWorx SE models that are the same great switches, with a different name. We’re offering significant savings on select eWorx SE models.

Get to know the Managed EKI Series

Best In-Class Industrial Reliability

Does your Ethernet application have specific requirements that common switches can’t meet? Our switches are made to work in harsh environment applications.

  • Dual wide-range power input design
    (8.4V to 62.4 VDC)
  • Self-healing network resiliency
    (Less than 10(ms) @ 250 units)
  • Wide temperature tolerance
    (-40 to 75°C)
  • MTBF (Mean time between failures)
    Over 50 years
  • High Electrical Magnetic (EMC) resistance
    (Level 4 design, *IEEE 1613 Class 2 Complaint*)

Easy-to-use Web GUI for Advanced Monitoring

Have you ever had problems, or even a lack of patience, in trying out a user interface to find the data and functionality you need in a managed switch?

With managed EKI switches, you’ll get a simple, easy-to-use web GUI to manage a powerful suite of diagnostic, monitoring and network performance capabilities, including but not limited to:

  • Cable diagnostics:
    Get help with field troubleshooting in industrial applications
  • IPv4/IPv6 ping
    Verify the first-line connection condition in the same network
  • Fiber SFP monitoring (DDMI)
    Allows you to see “Temp”, “Tx/Rx Power”, “Voltage” and get automatic warnings sent directly to “E-mail”, “SNMP”, or “Log”
  • System log
    Select the severity level for local log messages, easy to identify the required service level
  • And more such as port utilization, traffic statistics, QoS and rate limiting

Also available is the ability to create multiple user accounts with differing permissions. User ID’s can be created with a wide variety of access – from simple device monitoring to full maintenance accessibility, thus ensuring security and offering flexibility for field deployment.

Complete Industry Standards Support

Do you have a particular set of features you need regardless of what’s new? Our managed switches offer all the features you should expect in a managed switch, such as:

  • IPv4/IPv6
  • VLAN
  • IGMP Snooping
  • Network Redundancy
  • Link Aggregation
  • SNMP V1,V2c,V3
  • Web and Telnet support
  • DIN rail mounting

Smart PoE Management features allow advanced PoE settings and monitoring. Comprehensive network security features such as SSH, HTTPS/SSL, TLS, TTLS, PEAP and Radius are also offered.

Easy, Cost-Effective Multi-Switch Deployment

Upgrading firmware and setting the configuration of a large number of devices is a challenging job for both IT and SI (System Integrator) professionals.

To help solve for this, we’ve embedded IXM technology into managed EKI switches. IXM allows the installer to auto synchronize firmware updates and push configuration settings to either individual or groups of switches.

What does this mean? No need to buy extra deployment software or to train personnel. Additionally, it will also save you time. While a 100-switch deployment may have previously taken you at least 45 minutes, you can achieve the same task through IXM in just 3.5 minutes.

Gigabit Bandwidth Available with PoE+

Are you looking for a switch that, in addition to specific management features, will last regardless of the growing demand for higher bandwidth applications or potential incoming users?

EKI managed models offer a full Gigabit option, allowing speeds up to 10 times greater than the previous generation, resulting in less congestion and better overall performance for the entire network:

PoE/PoE+ Option

  • 802.3af/at compliant
  • Each port, up to 30Watt
  • PoE power budget, Max. 120Watt
  • Smart PoE management*

Industrial Grade Security

Secured Connection (HTTPS & SSH)

The user can have the secured connection from the remote or direct-connect with switch, having the data secured.

Storm Control

You will have the ability to manage the occurrence of packet flooding on the LAN and consequent traffic to prevent the degrading of network performance

802.1x & IP Security

The 802.1x function provides port-based authentication to prevent unauthorized devices (clients) from gaining access to the network.

Account Privilege

With multiple account management, the user can set up the several level to access/configure the switch which allow more flexible for field implementation.