Siemens Industry Automation Division has introduced a new Ruggedcom RSG2488 compact rack switch, extending its RuggedCom portfolio of robust network components.

Siemens Ruggedcom RSG273305The Ruggedcom product family allows Siemens to offer Ethernet solutions for mission-critical applications in very harsh environments. This high-density layer 2 switch supports up to 28 copper or fiber ports in a compact 1U chassis. Designed to operate from -40°C to +85°C and with high immunity to EMI per IEEE1613 and IEC61850-3, the Ruggedcom RSG2488 is ideally suited for use in almost any severe environment. Conformal coating is available. The extruded aluminum enclosure and fanless design ensure simple deployment and low cost operation. A new version of the proven Rugged Operating System (ROS), ROS 4.0, will be available with the RSG2488. While it leverages the advanced technology of the RSG2488, ROS 4.0 has the same user interface as the previous versions of ROS, thereby minimizing operator ramp-up time and expense.