Based on CompactPCI Serial: High Speed Ethernet Switch with 29 GBit Switch Matrix and Uplink
- Managed 3U rugged Gigabit Ethernet switch
- CompactPCI Serial design
- 29 Gbit/s carrier grade switch matrix
- Up to 25 Gigabit Ethernet ports; all on rear I/O or 3 on front and 22 on rear
- Wide -40°C to +85°C operating temperature
- EN 50155 compliant; rugged construction for reliable operation in harsh environments
Nuremberg, Germany - December 19, 2014. The Gigabit Ethernet switch G101 comes with a 29 GBit Switch matrix and delivers high speed communication, with up to 25 Gigabit Ethernet ports and an uplink via a 2,5 Gb SFP. The managed switch conforms to EN 50155 and is therefore suitable for demanding railway applications.
Powerful and Robust
Specifically designed for rugged mobile communication in harsh environments, the new Ethernet switch conforms to the EN 50155 railway standard. The high bandwidth of the 29 GBit Switch matrix, robust design and wide operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C make MEN's new G101 ideally suited for railway applications.
The G101 features a total of up to 25 Gigabit Ethernet ports. They can all be connected to the rear or three can be used on the front, either as three robust M12 connectors or as two RJ45 connectors and a 2.5 Gb SFP interface. This interface can be used as a high speed uplink via fiber technology.
The 29 GBit switch matrix incorporates different software protocols to ensure high speed and high efficiency, and the large software pool enables various protocols like security, synchronous Ethernet and stability as well as for temperature needs. The G101 supports IEEE1588v2 on ports 1 to 12 and EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet) as a standard on all ports.
Special ring protocols, including RSTP, MSTP, G.8031/G8032v2 as well as transmission technologies like PB-EVC-(Provider Backbone Ethernet Virtual Connection)—which are usually just found in the carrier grade area—round out the outstanding features of this new Ethernet switch.
The switch is fault tolerant and restores itself on its own. If a link is temporarily unavailable, frames are sent via backup/redundant links (spanning a tree protocol/link aggregation) avoiding any data loss. Its built-in test mechanisms further enhance the G101 reliability in a communication system.
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