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Perle Systems introduces IDS-500 series of PoE switches

Perle Systems introduces IDS-500 series of PoE switches

May 25, 2017 — Perle Systems, a manufacturer of secure device networking hardware, announced the launch of fully compliant IEEE802.3 af/at Power over Ethernet (PoE) Industrial Managed Switches.  This third phase of an Industrial Managed Switch portfolio launch includes 84 models of the IDS-500 PoE Switches with variable 10/100/1000Base-T, SFP, Fiber and combo ports.

Industrial-grade Managed Ethernet Switches with PoE are designed to withstand extreme temperatures, surges, vibrations, and shocks found in industrial automation, government, military, oil, gas, mining and outdoor applications. Classified as Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), they use standard UTP cables that carry Ethernet data to also provide up to 30 watts of power to Powered Devices (PDs) such as wireless access points, Voice over IP phones and IP cameras.

Perle IDS-500 PoE Industrial Managed Switches come with a PRO Feature Set to meet the needs enterprise-grade level environments where additional security and network integration functionality is required:

  • TACACS+ and RADIUS authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) security services
  • Secure management sessions via SSH, SNMPv3, Telnet and HTTPS
  • Management Access Lists (ACL) by IP address and IP Port number
  • Password Strength Checking
  • IEEE 802.1x  Authentication and Port Security for protection of user access ports
  • Advanced protocols to optimize the performance and intelligence of the network:  LLDP, GVRP, Voice VLANs, MSTP, GMRP, IPv4 IGMP Snooping and IPv6 MLD Snooping
  • IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Boundary clock capabilities

These fan-less switches feature a corrosion resistant IP20 aluminum case, a voltage range of 44 to 57 volts DC and operate in temperatures from -40 to 75°C.  In addition, Perle DIN Rail Switches will have numerous certifications for harsh environments including UL 61010-1, ANSI Class1/Div2 and ATEX Class1/Zone2.  With this product launch, Perle offers over 720 Industrial Managed Ethernet Switches.

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