Comtrol announced the release of its RocketLinx ES8105-GigE and RocketLinx ES8108-GigE industrial unmanaged Ethernet switches. The new GigE family switches extend the capabilities of the company's RocketLinx line of Industrial Ethernet switches by introducing 5-port and 8-port full Gigabit models.
The RocketLinx GigE switches feature five (ES8105) and eight (ES8108) 10/100/1000 plug-and-play Ethernet ports, suitable for industrial and IP surveillance applications requiring reliable, high-bandwidth switches for uninterrupted data transmission. Like all RocketLinx switches, Comtrol says the ES8105-GigE and ES8108-GigE are specifically designed to meet the performance and environmental demands for applications requiring extended operating temperatures, rugged housings, and enhanced reliability.
“The RocketLinx line of Ethernet switches maintains a great reputation for reliability and performance among our industrial and surveillance customers due to its rugged design and advanced networking features,” comments David Boldt, director of product management at Comtrol. “The introduction of the new ES8105-GigE and ES8108-GigE models builds on this reputation by delivering the same reliability and value in a full Gigabit Ethernet switch with the ease-of-setup and high bandwidth essential for supporting the latest generation of IP cameras.”
In addition to rugged design for reliable operation, Comtrol notes that its RocketLinx GigE switches include features to ensure the delivery of mission-critical data via support for QoS, broadcast storm filtering, and 9.6K jumbo frame capability. The switches also feature redundant power inputs and a relay alarm for notification of fault conditions.