- January 22, 2018
January 22, 2018 - Siemens is expanding its Ruggedcom portfolio with a new Ethernet 19 inch rack switch. The Ruggedcom RST2228 is a Layer 2 rack switch with 4 integrated 1/10 Gbit/s uplinks and up to 24 field modular 10/100/1000 Mbit/s interfaces supporting IEEE 1588 Transparent Clock. The combination of precision timing and network communication on a single network is designed to eliminate maintenance costs related to timing solutions that require dedicated wiring. The device is rugged rated and features an operating temperature from -40 to +85 degrees Celsius, as well as Electromagnetic interference (EMI) immunity. The product can be used in the harsh environments of Electric Power, Transportation and Oil & Gas industries.
The 24 10/100/1000 Mbit/s interfaces are field modular based on 6 module slots, each of which can support 4 interfaces. The product can be ordered pre-configured with modules installed, but also allows for in-field set-up and modifications with the separately orderable media modules Ruggedcom RMM2973-4RJ45, RMM2973- 4FC and RMM2972-4SFP. This enables migration from copper to fiber optic networks – one of the major challenges of digitalization.