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19inch rack switches for control centres and data centres

Press release   •   Feb 24, 2014 09:30 GMT

Phoenix Contact is now offering new rugged managed switches for deployment in 19” racks as used in control centres and data centres. In the past, these types of systems frequently relied on devices designed for office environments, which made them of limited use in industrial applications.

The new switches offer all the advantages of Industrial Ethernet in a suitable 19” rack format. They are designed for extreme electromechanical and climatic conditions and fully comply with the IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 requirements for deployment in energy systems. The switches provide fan-less operation and can handle a wide temperature range extending from -40 °C to +70 °C. This ensures ongoing availability even when the heating or air conditioning system fails. Redundant power supplies offer additional system stability and permit maintenance and replacement during live operation. Despite a high port count of 28 Ethernet ports, the units only take up one rack unit in the switching cabinet. Depending on requirements, the switches are available with copper or fibre-optic ports.

In addition to managed switches, Phoenix Contact offers a wide range of infrastructure components for 19” racks in control systems and data centres. These include solutions for structured cabling, network security, power supply, and surge protection. Using a special adapter, compact industrial devices designed for DIN rail mounting can be easily installed in 19” racks.

Phoenix Contact, founded over 80 years ago, is a leading manufacturer of electric connection and industrial automation technology. 12,800 employees, 47 own sales companies and 30 sales partner worldwide ensure customer proximity.

Our work is dedicated to the creation of progress with inspiring, innovative solutions and to a trusting partnership towards our customers and partners with common benefits.

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