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Moxa's SDS-3008 Smart Ethernet Switch earns Red Dot Award for Product Design

Moxa's SDS-3008 Smart Ethernet Switch earns Red Dot Award for Product Design

August 15, 2018 -- Moxa had its SDS-3008 Smart Ethernet Switch honored with a "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018" - an international design recognition.

The design competition is organized by Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany and honors the best products of the year. This year, Moxa competed with over 6,300 entries produced by designers and manufacturers from 59 countries. A jury of 40 experts assessed the submissions based on criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, longevity and ecological compatibility.

"The Moxa Ethernet switch SDS-3008 captivates with its functional and structurally sophisticated design, ensuring a high degree of flexibility," wrote the Red Dot awards jury. The award underscores that the user-oriented design of the SDS-3008 Smart Ethernet Switch is the ideal solution for IA engineers and automation machine builders to make their networks compatible with Industry 4.0.

The Moxa SDS-3008 Smart Ethernet Switch is designed to simplify daily tasks with its installation and configuration. In addition, it is monitorable throughout the entire product lifecycle.

Moxa used  market research to design the SDS-3008, probing the market to uncover customers' switch challenges and preferences. For example, the company discovered that when a network upgrade is required, the two most common concerns for engineers are the limited space available in cabinets, along with the long hours required to learn how to properly manage the switch.

Smart switches support EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and Modbus/TCP industrial protocols, and the configuration can be done in one click via the smart UI. The SDS-3800 Series has a smart UI that features a graphical function menu and one-page dashboard, making it easier for users to clearly visualize the status and operate the switch.

ABOUT MOXA

Moxa is a provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries.
 

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