Ethernet Direct releases Whale Series Ethernet Switches

  • September 02, 2010
  • Ethernet Direct Inc.

September 2, 2010 - Ethernet Direct announces Whale series M12 IP67 Industrial Ethernet switches designed for the toughest industrial applications. Whale WUE & WME Series Industrial M12 IP67 Ethernet SwitchesThe Whale Series are classified into two categories namely unmanaged (WUE) and managed (WME). A special managed version comes with power over Ethernet feature. Ethernet Direct Industrial M12 switch series come with a new design concept to be deployed in applications that require environment protection such as outdoor locations including transportation (railways, moving vehicles, highways), mining sites, factory automation, petrochemical plants, metal industries, oil & gas, military applications, chemical processing and food and beverage industries. For transportation application demands, PoE function is embedded in the WUE and WME series. Each whale series product is a highly reliable and designed with a robust housing protection, IP-67 water tight protection and M12 connectors. The WME managed versions provides powerful network management functions and redundant self-recovery mechanism in less than 10ms on full load which allows a user to establish a redundant Ethernet network to build a backup ring topology. Hardware features of WUE & WME

  • Robust aluminum case complying to IP-67 housing standard
  • M12 connectors for further protection
  • Supports wide operating temperature from -40 to 80 deg C
  • Supports wide range power input 12~48VDC with M12 5-pole A-coded connector
  • Supports reverse power polarity protection
  • Software features of WME
  • Complies with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE802.3x, IEEE802.3ad, IEEE802.1D, IEEE802.1w, IEEE802.1p, IEEE802.1Q, IEEE 802.1X
  • Redundant ring recovery time < 10 ms on full load
  • Support LLDP protocol
  • SNMP for network management
  • IGMP snooping for filtering multicast traffic
  • QoS / ToS to increase network packet determinism
  • VLAN for easy network planning
  • Event notification by e-mail, SNMP trap, Syslog & Relay output
  • Online Port Mirroring for online debugging
  • IP security to define access levels for protection
  • IntraVUE Network Management software compatible
  • About Ethernet Direct CorporationEthernet Direct brings a control system engineering perspective to networking technology. The principals of Ethernet Direct come from process-control and PLC system backgrounds. The Global Ethernet Direct team covers operations from Product know-how, design implementation, quality assurance, manufacturing, logistics, sales, marketing & technical support. We are well-positioned to fulfill customers‚Äô needs and markets‚Äô demands by providing a great variety of tailor-made products and services.

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