Industrial Ethernet Switch is designed for grid automation.

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Compliant with IEC61850-3 standards, EKI-4654R ensures environmental and EMI immunity of network devices used in substations. It features 24 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports and 2 1000Base-T SFP slots, and has wide range of redundant power inputs (2x 100-240 Vac and Vdc), allowing connection to 2 separate power supplies. EKI-4654R has advanced features such as: IP security, VLAN, QoS, Port Mirroring, MAC security, IGMP Snooping, Port Trunking, CoS/TOS, email warnings, SNMP Trap, and SMTP.



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Advantech's Launches Industrial Ethernet Switch Designed for Grid Automation



(Cincinnati, Ohio - 04/16/09) - The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces the EKI-4654R, an IEC61850-3 compliant managed Ethernet switch for grid automation applications. IEC61850-3 certification ensures environmental and EMI immunity of network devices used in substations and allows the EKI-4564R to be interconnected with a myriad of devices, providing reliable consistency in power & energy applications.

The EKI-4654R features 24 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports and two 1000Base-T SFP slots and has a wide range of redundant power inputs (2x 100~240 VAC/100~240 VDC) allowing connection to two separate power supplies, guaranteeing operation in the event of sources going offline. In addition, the dual connections can be used to connect multiple managed switches in a self-healing ring configuration, which provides a secondary communication path in the even that the primary is interrupted.

In addition to an open standard Spanning Tree (SFP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), the EKI-4654R also supports Advantech's ultra-fast X-Ring, which guarantees recovery in less than 10ms. Furthermore, the EKI-4654R features the "Dual X-Ring" technology, allowing it to be a hub for an existing X-Ring, so that users need only one switch to link redundant rings.

The EKI-4654R has many advanced features such as: IP security, VLAN, QoS, Port Mirroring, MAC security, IGMP Snooping, Port Trunking, CoS/TOS, email warnings, SNMP Trap, and SMTP. For user access control, the EKI-4654R supports port-based IEEE 802.1x user authentication from a centralized RADIUS server.

The EKI-4654R is fanless with a 1U size, rear-end wiring, an LED indicator, front panel LEDs, and high port density providing simple management and easy maintenance.

For more information, or to purchase, please contact Advantech at 1-800-205-7940 or your regional Advantech authorized distributor.

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group - Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in eAutomation technology; combining connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable PC-based automation technologies. Product offerings include: Open HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Automation Controllers, Automation Software, Embedded Automation Computers, Distributed I/O Modules, Plug-in I/O, and Industrial Communication solutions for a wide array of industries.

With more than 20 years experience in providing a full range of products to different vertical markets, the Industrial Automation Group is proving to be a globally leading Automation Product and Services provider. US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (800-205-7940).

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website: www.advantech.com/ea. Email: eAinfo@advantech.com.

Chuck Harrell
PR/Promotion Manager
Advantech, Industrial Automation Group
513-742-8895 ext 333

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