Downers Grove, Illinois (November 10, 2005) - Contemporary Controls continues to develop Plug and Play Ethernet switches that meet the needs of our customers requiring low cost and high reliability in an industrial environment, says Joe Stasiek, Sales Manager for Contemporary Controls. Our customers shouldnt learn the hard way when a cheap office-grade switch brings down production in a plant. Thats why our company has designed the 8-port Skorpion switch for Industrial Automation Systems. The Skorpion-8 compliments its five-port brother, but with additional ports at a minimal cost. The EISK8-100T is only $149 with a five-year warranty! Stasiek says the EISK8 Skorpion is truly compact and feature-rich. It utilizes 1.61 inches of DIN-rail space and has all the same attributes of the EISK5-100T switch, he explains. It provides eight 10/100 Mbps shielded RJ-45 ports. Each port supports the auto-negotiation protocol in order to select data rate, duplex, and flow control. Features include a 0 degrees to +60 degrees C operating temperature range, and it is powered from an unregulated DC power source (1036 V) or from an AC power source (824 V, 4763 Hz). Power is provided through a quick-disconnect terminal strip. This switch also has redundant power connections, troubleshooting LEDs, and is industrial EMC compliant as well as RoHS compliant. To aid troubleshooting, each port LED is lit solid if a valid link exists to an attached device, flashes to show activity and indicates data rate by color: green for 100 Mbps and yellow for 10 Mbps. A separate green LED indicates the device is powered.For more information on the $149 Skorpion-8 switch, Submit Request Form or www.ctrlink.com/8portsw.htm.
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