- September 09, 2010
September 9, 2010 - Siemens Industry announced Scalance XB Gigabit unmanaged Industrial Ethernet switches. The switches are ideal for entry level applications.Available with up to eight 10/100/1000 Mbit/s ports, the Scalance XB switches are designed with a sturdy plastic housing for mounting on standard mounting rails. They can be used in line or star topologies where simple plug-and-play connections and low-cost port expansion features are required.Offering an IP20 degree of protection in a small, compact design, the new line of switches‚Äô diagnostic features include power, link status and traffic data and are indicated by LEDs. Additionally, the Scalance XB switches have approvals from UL, CE Label, C-Tick, ATEX Zone 2 EN60079-15:2005, EN60079-0:2006, II 3 G Ex nA II T, KEMA 08 ATEX 0003 X), and FM.Scalance X FamilySiemens Scalance X family of switches helps reduce downtime by enabling fast device replacement. Easy configuration with built-in Web management tools help reduce cost of ownership. The switches also offer fast commissioning, complete diagnostics via LED and PROFINET I/O and the reliability of standard redundant point-to-point connections and power supply. Scalance X100 Unmanaged Switch ‚Äì This switch combines a compact design with electrical and optical ports with redundant power supply connection and remote diagnostics.Scalance X200 Compact Managed Switch ‚Äì This managed switch offers SNMP diagnostics, operates without an enclosure and can be mounted externally on a machine. Troubleshooting time is reduced with fast ring redundancy and a free web-based tool to diagnose cable breaks and lost communications. Scalance X300 Compact Managed gigabit switch ‚Äì This switch helps migrate Fast Ethernet to Gigabit standards, providing the ability to integrate plant floor networks with enterprise networks via high speed backbone. The Scalance X300 switch offers three gigabit ports and delivers the superior management features of VLAN and IGMP snooping and query.Scalance X400 Multi-port Gigabit Managed Switch ‚Äì The X400 delivers the attractive office features of VLAN, spanning tree and web- based management, Layer 3 switching (IP routing), SNMP diagnostics and IGMP snooping. The switch is easily integrated into enterprise and plant networks and is scalable up to 26 ports per switch. A redundant ring manager function enables extremely high-speed Ethernet and gigabit rings with fast redundancy (less than 0.3 seconds).About Siemens: A division of Siemens Industry, Inc. (SII), the Industry Automation (IA) Division is a global leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. IA‚Äôs portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to enterprise-wide automation solutions for automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, IA optimizes the entire value chain of manufacturers ‚Äì from product design and development to production, sales, as well as a wide range of maintenance services. With nearly 43,000 employees worldwide, Industry Automation posted worldwide revenues of $9.6 billion in fiscal year 2009.