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RS3 - Managed 8-port Ethernet Switch

IP67 Industrial Stand-Alone Device

This product has been discontinued.

The RS3 is a managed industrial, IP67 stand-alone Fast Ethernet switch that provides eight Ethernet channels on M12 connectors.

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Main Features

  • Managed 8-port rugged Ethernet switch
  • Rugged aluminum enclosure (220 x 130 x 70 mm)
  • Fanless and maintenance-free
  • 8 Fast Ethernet ports via M12 connectors
  • Configuration via CLI (RS232, Telnet or SSH), SNMP ver. 3 or ext. dongle
  • 24 VDC nom. (9 to 36 V) power supply and service interface via M12 connectors
  • Status LEDs for ports, power and more
  • -40 to +70(+85)°C operating temperature
  • EN 50155 class Tx (railways) and IP67 compliant
  • Compliant to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark for automotive)
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Technical Data

Key Features
  • Simple Switch replacement: configuration can be done via external dongle without any tools
  • High-speed non-blocking, store-and-forward switching
  • Eight 10/100Base-T ports at front panel (Electrical isolation: 1500 Vrms)
  • Port configuration: copper, 10/100 Mbit/s
  • Auto-negotiation / Auto MDI/MDIX crossover on all ports / manual configuration possible
  • Layer2-based Policy Control List
  • 8K MAC address lookup table with automatic learning and aging
  • Up to 4096 VLANs
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol and Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol to ensure loop free topology formation
  • Reducing multicast traffic in the network through multicast snooping - IGS (IPv4) and MLDS (IPv6)
Management Firmware System Features
  • Saving and restoring user configurations
  • Software upgrades through TFTP
  • System logs (syslog) and e-mail alerts for critical events
  • Remote monitoring (RMON) and alarm generation
  • Displaying the running configuration in the form of CLI commands
  • Management interfaces through
    • CLI (RS232 console, Telnet, SSH)
    • SNMP v3
  • Switch configuration can be loaded from external dongle
Management Firmware Security Features
  • User authentication using 802.1x
  • Controlling management access through SNMP and CLI only from authorized managers
  • MAC based access list (ACL) for traffic filtering
  • Rate-limiting and storm control to prevent packet flooding from malicious peers
Supported Protocols and Standards
  • DHCP client / server / relay (IEEE 1394)
  • Ethernet flow control (IEEE 802.3x)
  • GARP (VLAN-aware bridging)
  • GVRP/GMRP support (IEEE 802.1D, 2004)
  • Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP) Server for Remote Management and Monitoring (RFC2626)
  • HTTP Secure (HTTPS) - HTTP-based Remote Management over encrypted data channel (RFC2818)
  • IGMP snooping / IGMP proxy / IGMP Querier / MLD Discovery (RFC 4541)
  • Link aggregation LACP / EtherChannel (IEEE 802.3ad, 2005)
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol LLDP (IEEE 802.1ab, 2005)
  • Multiple Spanning Tree (MSTP) (IEEE 802.1s)
  • Path MTU Discovery Protocol (PMTUD) (RFC 1984)
  • Priority-based switching, Quality of Service/DiffServ, tagged frames, Layer2-based 801.1Q VLAN-ID packet routing (IEEE 802.1p)
  • Port-based authentication with EAP (IEEE 802.1x - REV2004/RFC3748)
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP IEEE 802.1w)
  • Remote Network Monitoring Information Base v1 (RFC2819)
  • Secure Shell (SSH) for Remote Configuration (CLI) over secure channel
  • Secure Sockets Layer - Encrypted Data Exchange (RFC5246)
  • SNMP v1, v2c, v3 management
  • Syslog (RFC 5424)
  • TCP/IP v4 and v6
  • TFTP (RFC 1350)
  • VLAN/port-based VLANs GVRP/MVRP (IEEE 802.1Q Rev D5.0, 2005)
Service Interface
  • M12 connector at front
  • RS 232 / V24
  • I2C interface for external dongle
Front I/O
  • Eight Ethernet ports via M12 connectors
  • One service interface via M12 connector
  • One power input via M12 connector
  • Link and activity Ethernet status LEDs (2 per channel)
  • Status LEDs for power, reset and error codes
Electrical Specifications
  • Power input
    • Nominal input voltage 24 VDC (9 to 36 V) according to EN50155
  • EN50155 power interruption class S2
  • Isolation (according to EN50155)
    • 1500 Vrms
  • Power consumption: 5 W
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 220 mm x 130 mm x 70 mm (without connectors)
  • Prepared for wall or DIN-rail mounting with special mounting plates (available separately)
  • Weight: 1.9 kg
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+70°C (+85°C) with up to 85°C for 10 minutes according to class Tx (EN50155)
    • Airflow: natural convection
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300 m to + 3000 m
  • Shock: 50 m/s², 30 ms (EN 61373)
  • Vibration (function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz (EN 61373)
  • Vibration (lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz (EN 61373)
  • Conformal coating on request
  • Climatic tests according to EN50155 and EN68068
  • Fully EN 50155-compliant (Power Interruption Class 2, Temperature Class Tx)
  • IP67 compliant
669 843 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
  • PCBs manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
  • Tested according to the following railway standards:
    • EN50121 (radio disturbance)
    • EN61000-4-2 (ESD)
    • EN61000-4-3 (radiated disturbances)
    • EN61000-4-4 (burst)
    • EN61000-4-5 (surge)
  • Conforming to E1 requirements of the German Federal Motor Transport Authority
  • Tested according to the following automotive standards:
    • CISPR25/CISPR16 (radiated emission)
    • ISO7637-2 (conducted emission - power line)
    • ISO7637-2 (conductive immunity - power line)
    • ISO7637-3 (capacitive immunity - signal line)
    • ISO11452-2, ISO11452-5 (radiation immunity)
    • EN50121 (radio disturbance)
Software Support
Firmware for configuration and management included


Ethernet Switch Functions / Mechanical Specifications
4 Ethernet ports
Electrical Specifications
Other nominal input voltages: 36, 48, 72, 96 or 110 VDC
  • Wide input range (according to EN50155): 0.7 x nominal voltage < nominal voltage < 1.25 x nominal voltage

Ordering Information

Miscellaneous Accessories

DIN-Rail mounting plate for MIPIOS family, -40 to +85°C


Wall-mounting plate for MIPIOS family, -40 to +85°C


I2C Dongle for MIPIOS Switch, 32Kb, M12, -40 to +85°C


Cable set for G302, RSx and 19" rack-mountable SFx switches, consisting of: 4 Ethernet cables (M12 to RJ45), 1 service adapter (M12 to D-sub), 1 service cable, 1 dongle adapter (D-Sub to M12), 1 power cable (M12 to open end), -40 to +85°C



Ethernet Switch Firmware for managed RSx, SFx, F302 and G302 models