Allied Telesis launches industrial Ethernet switches
IE200 series aimed at challenging environments, covers IP video, smart transport systems
IP/Ethernet switching solutions provider, Allied Telesis this week announced the release of its IE200 series of Industrial Ethernet switches.
Available in both Fast Ethernet and Gigabit versions, the IE200 Series is designed for applications in challenging or harsh environments. The IE200 series is targeted at industrial applications such as IP video surveillance, intelligent transport systems, and building management integration for both indoor and outdoor use.
The IE200 range is available in 6- or 12-port models, with or without Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) support, and both models are DIN Rail mounted, in an attempt to address issues of space, mounting complexity, and cost when compared to a standard rack.
The switches will also feature native IPv6 support in a future release of firmware.
Along with support for more traditional features such as port-based VLANs, IEEE 802.1p QoS, 802.1x port security, link aggregation, and port mirroring, the IE200 Series offers Ethernet Protection Switched Ring (EPSRing) and Allied Telesis Management Framework (AMF). EPSRing is designed to provide greater ring resilience in comparison to traditional technologies, ensuring network functionality is restored in the event of failure. AMF is aimed at helping admins reduce daily workloads by automating many common management tasks such as replacing failed units, modifying configurations, upgrading firmware, or extending the network.
"The IE200 Series extends our existing range of products and provides a single vendor for an organisation's enterprise and industrial connectivity solutions," said Seiichiro Sato, director, Global Product Marketing, Allied Telesis.
"It's the perfect choice for IP video surveillance, intelligent transport, and other embedded applications where the environment can be challenging, or in high-density resilient wiring closet applications where reliability and simplified management are essential. Allied Telesis is committed to reducing the cost and complexity of networking, and the IE200 Series achieves this with an extensive range of features such as EPSRing and AMF."