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IDS-500 PoE Industrial Switches come with PRO feature set.

Press Release Summary:

IDS-500 PoE Industrial Switches come with PRO feature set.

May 18, 2017 -

Featuring IP20 aluminum case, 10/100/1000Base-T, SFP, Fiber and combo ports, IDS-500 PoE Industrial Switches are designed to sustain extreme temperatures, surges, vibrations and shocks. Operated in -40 to 75°C temperature range with 44 to 57 volts DC input, units are suitable for password strength checking, IEEE 802.1x, TACACS+ and RADIUS authentication security services. Meeting ATEX Class1/Zone2 standards, switches provide up to 30 W of power to PDs.

Perle Systems, Inc. - Nashville, TN

Original Press Release

Perle Launches Power Over Ethernet Industrial Managed Switches

Press release date: May 16, 2017

84 PoE Industrial Switches complete phase three of an industrial portfolio launch

Perle Systems, a global manufacturer of secure device networking hardware, today 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.

“More and more companies are using PoE technology to increase installation flexibility, lower costs and make their networks efficient,” comments John Feeney, Chief Operating Officer at Perle Systems. “Adding PoE technology to Managed Ethernet Switches to meet the unique needs of Industrial-grade environments just makes sense.”

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 rugged 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 now offers over 720 Industrial Managed Ethernet Switches.

Since entering the Industrial Switch Market, Perle has sold to numerous high profile customers such as the FAA, NBCUniveral, SolarCity, Dupont, Rolls Royce and Siemens.


Miriam Webster

Marketing Manager

Perle Systems

Phone: +1 800 467 3753