Editor’s Note: Although wind turbines aren’t found in hazardous locations, Moxa Americas provides a range of networking industrial solutions and equipment for a variety of power generation applications, including for wind power. Most recently, the company’s PoE+ Ethernet switch received UL certification. Read more below…
UL Certification makes the EDS-P510A-8PoE one of the world’s first PoE+ Ethernet switches engineered to perform in environments classified as hazardous by the National Electrical Code.
This marks a significant milestone for Moxa in addressing the networking needs of industry, noted Richard Wood, Product Marketing Manager for Moxa’s Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure: “As the world moves towards the Industrial Internet of Things, we are definitely seeing a demand for communications equipment designed for harsh environments. A managed PoE+ switch that can be safely installed in flammable environments allows oil and gas providers to be much more flexible with their network deployment.”
With the Class 1 Div 2-rated EDS-P510A-8PoE, engineers and system integrators now have a highly reliable, fully compliant, and rugged PoE+ switch for hazardous locations, where previously no option was available. Unlike commercial-grade PoE+ switches, the switches do not require an enclosure or remote installation, so they lower overall system cost without compromising safety, maintenance demands, or network performance. They are also less susceptible to environmental factors such as electromagnetic inference, or shock and vibration. Safeguarded by 3-KV surge protection and a wide temperature range (-40° C to +75° C on select models), they ensure uninterrupted reliability of PoE systems. The switches also deliver network speeds of up to 1000 Mbps to eliminate bottlenecks.
As a managed switch, the Moxa EDS-P510A-8PoE offers many intelligent features to control traffic over the network. It supports a variety of management functions, including STP/RSTP, Turbo Ring, Turbo Chain, and PoE power management, while providing up to 30 watts of power per PoE+ port in standard mode, allowing high-power output of up to 36 watts for industrial heavy-duty PoE devices.
At the same time, these switches are simple to deploy and configure, letting users take advantage of the managed network services they need.
Moxa Americas Inc.
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