Ethernet Direct releases IRE-500EC ring switch for Modbus over TCP

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November 13, 2008 – Ethernet Direct releases IRE-500EC Industrial 5-port Ethernet Switch, with extended temperature, conformal coating technology and supporting Modbus over TCP.

To address the need of a Real-Time Redundant Ring Switch to work under extreme environmental conditions, Iguana series IRE-500EC is especially designed with shielded Ethernet port connectors to offer a high reliability Ethernet environment for industrial control and automation. It comes ready with conformal coating and extended temperature of -40 to +80 degrees C. In addition, its IRE-500EC provides two power inputs that can be connected simultaneously to live DC power sources. If one of the power inputs fails, the other live source acts as a backup to automatically and the relay output facility can deliver warning signal while dual power or network link failure.

Apart from Ethernet technology, IRE-500EC supports Modbus/TCP, Modbus/RTU and OPC protocols to provide majority of applications with a seamless process. In SCADA applications, it can monitor the status of Ethernet and fiber port with Modbus or OPC protocol. When IRE-500EC devices are placed into a redundant ring application, its redundant ring technology detects and recovers a fiber or copper link failure in milliseconds.


High Performance Network Switching Technology
  • Comply with IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u,IEEE 802.3X
  • Provides 5 x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports with shielded RJ-45 connector
  • 3.2 Gbps high performance memory bandwidth.
  • RJ-45 Port support auto MDI/MDI-X crossover
  • Provides broadcast storm protection
  • Supports IEEE 802.3X flow control on full duplex, back pressure on half duplex

    Robust Industrial Design
  • Supports operating temperature -40 to 80 deg C
  • DIN-Rail, Panel mount or desktop installation
  • High level of immunity to electromagnetic interference & power supply surges

    Reliable Power Design
  • Supports 10 ~ 30VDC power input
  • Supports Reverse Polarity Protection
  • Supports Over current protection
  • Supports surge (EFT) protection 3,000 VDC for power line

    IRE-500EC is a versatile solution to fulfill the fast growing demand in production and control sites wherein the number of Ethernet devices is required in harsh environmental conditions.

    About Ethernet Direct Corporation
    Ethernet 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.