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Cisco switches increase industrial network resilience

25th April 2018
Enaie Azambuja

Amplicon has introduced the IE 4010, an industrial rackmount Ethernet switch designed to withstand industrial environments whilst offering security, easy deployment and ease-to-use. The Cisco IE 4010 offers security, functionality, approvals and robustness. Designed to withstand extreme industrial environments, the IE 4010 offers 24Gb PoE/PoE+ capable ports, making them suitable for use as access switches in industrial environments to connect high definition IP cameras, Access Points and IP phones.

These switches provide high-bandwidth switching (Layer 2) and proven Cisco IOS Software-based routing (Layer 3) capabilities to improve uptime, performance, and safety of industrial systems and equipment.

The IE 4010 offers a range of security features to deliver highly secure connectivity and access control, as well as supporting Cisco TrustSec and link-layer MACsec encryption to protect data traffic across the network.

To further aid in reducing complexity within the network, the IE 4010 supports a GUI-based web user Interface, and Express Setup for the switch provides easy configuration to reduce commissioning time. For a small fee users can also install Cisco’s Industrial Network Director (IND), supporting the visualisation and design of the IIoT network architecture.

The Cisco IE 4010 is suitable for industrial Ethernet applications that require hardened products, including process manufacturing, utility substations, intelligent transportation systems (ITSs), rail transportation, and other similar deployments.

Dominic Dempster, Data Communications product specialist at Amplicon commented: “By introducing the Cisco IE 4010 switches, Amplicon has strengthened its capacity to provide a networking solution that will maximise our clients’ operational-equipment performance.

Building an industrial network with robust security features and exceptional performance is vital to our customers, that’s why we continuously work to extend our data communications range with products that will increase our customers’ business efficiency and peace of mind.”

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