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Industrial Ethernet Switches upgrade networks to Gigabit speed.

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April 15, 2014 - Equipped with 8, 12, or 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports and up to 4 fiber optic ports, EDS-G500E Series withstands harsh conditions and prevents unplanned system downtime. Switches offer severe shock/vibration resistance, Level 4 EMS protection to repel EMI, and thermal fin design that can reduce switch temperatures 5°C or more. Available with Class 1, Div. 2/ATEX Zone 2 ratings, series features redundant Ethernet Turbo Ring, Turbo Chain, RSTP/STP, and MSTP to maximize system reliability.

Moxa Inc.

601 Valencia Avenue, #100, Brea, CA, 92823, USA

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Hardened Industrial Ethernet Switch Simplifies Upgrading Existing Networks to Gigabit Speed

Press release date: April 3, 2014

BREA, CA,  - Moxa, a leading provider of industrial-grade networking solutions, today introduced its EDS-G500E Series of industrial Ethernet switches.  Designed to simplify upgrading an existing large-scale network to Gigabit speed, or building a new full Gigabit backbone, the switches are equipped with 8, 12, or 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports and up to 4 fiber optic ports. The highly-scalable switches will appeal to IT professionals who want total network reliability, an easy-to-use interface, and the ability to quickly transfer bandwidth-heavy triple-play services in extreme industrial environments, according to Moxa.

"The EDS-G500E switch is ideal for highly demanding communication applications, such as video and process monitoring, ITS, and DCS systems, all of which benefit from a scalable backbone construction," said Todd Desso, Strategic Business Manager for Moxa. "It helps future-proof today's industrial Ethernet networks by meeting the key requirements of scalable and multiple Gigabit connections, combined with utmost reliability, security and manageability."

INDUSTRIAL-GRADE ENGINEERING
The EDS-G500E series is designed to give industrial operators peace of mind with robust engineering that withstands harsh conditions and prevents unplanned system downtime. In addition to Level 4 EMS protection to repel electromagnetic interference, severe shock/vibration resistance, and a new thermal fin design that can reduce switch temperatures (5°C or more), the EDS-G500E series will be available with Class 1, Div. 2/ATEX Zone 2 ratings for safe use in petrochemical facilities, processing plants and other classified areas. Like other managed switch offerings from Moxa, the EDS-G500 will also feature redundant Ethernet Turbo Ring, Turbo Chain, RSTP/STP, and MSTP to increase system reliability and the availability of the network backbone.

USER-CENTRIC FEATURES
The new switch series has many user-centric features to significantly improve network manageability. For example, auto configuration/backup/restore is fast and easy with the ABC-02 USB dongle and Moxa's MXcongif™ utility that allows up to 100 switches to be configured in 12 minutes or less. Command-Line Interface gives the client a more concise and powerful means of control during configuration of major managed functions.

ABOUT MOXA
Moxa is a leading manufacturer of industrial networking, computing, and automation solutions. With over 25 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 30 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for automation systems. Information about Moxa's solutions is available at www.moxa.com. You may also contact Moxa by email at info@moxa.com.

©2014 MOXA INC.  All rights reserved.  All products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.  While Moxa has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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