New RST2228P Ethernet Switch Offers Up to 24 Power-over-Ethernet Ports

Press Release Summary:

The RST2228P 19 in. Ethernet Switch features 4 integrated 1/10 Gbit/s uplinks and 4 field modular 10/100/1000 Mbit/s interfaces that support IEEE 1588 Transparent Clock. The unit can be operated in -40 to +85°C temperature range and are immune to electromagnetic interference. It is suitable for use in electric power, transportation and oil and gas industries. The switch provides support for up to 24 devices with a power of 60 W per ports.

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A Utility Grade Power-over-Ethernet Supporting Switch to Handle Growing Amounts of Data

  • High bandwidth to handle growing amounts of data
  • Ideal for applications with the need for PoE++ in harsh environments
  • Support for Ruggedcom CLP for easier in-field setup

Siemens is expanding its Ruggedcom portfolio with a new Ethernet 19 inch rack switch with Power-over-Ethernet support. Its high port density with up to 24 Power-over-Ethernet ports helps significantly reduce capital expenses by reducing the number of network devices needed. The RST2228P offers Power-over-Ethernet, precision timing and network communication on a single network, helping to reduce maintenance costs related to timing or power solutions that require dedicated wiring. The CLP interface port allows for easy replacement of devices in the field using the Ruggedcom CLP removable media to automatically apply the failed device’s configuration to a replacement unit in the unlikely event of a failure. The device is rugged rated and features an operating temperature from -40 to +85 degrees Celsius, as well as electromagnetic interference (EMI) immunity. The product can be used in the harsh environments of Electric Power, Transportation and Oil & Gas industries and is ideal to handle ever growing amounts of data.

The Ruggedcom RST2228P is a rugged Layer 2 rack switch with 4 integrated 1/10 Gbit/s uplinks and up to 24 field modular 10/100/1000 Mbit/s interfaces supporting IEEE 1588 Transparent Clock and Power-over-Ethernet according to IEEE 802.3bt (draft). The Ruggedcom RST2228P comes with Power-over-Ethernet support for up to 24 devices with a combined power of 500 Watts with a maximum of 60 Watts per port. The product can be ordered pre-configured with modules installed, but also allows for quick in field setup and modifications with the separately orderable media modules: Ruggedcom RMM2973-4RJ45, RMM2973-4FC, RMM297304POE, RMM297304PFC, RMM2972-4SFP and RMM2942-4LD2 – to enable simplified migration from copper to fiber optic networks (one of the major challenges of digitalization). Further savings can be found by purchasing only the necessary modules for the RST2228P to meet the immediate need.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.2 billion. At the end of September 2017, the company had around 377,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at

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