Antaira Releases Industrial 8-Port Gigabit-Managed Switches


Antaira Technologies, a global leading developer and manufacturer of industrial device networking and communication product solutions for harsh environments, recently announced its expansion in the industrial networking infrastructure family with the LMX-0804G-SFP series.

Antaira’s new industrial gigabit-managed Ethernet switch series (LMX-0804G-SFP) has been designed to fulfill wind farm applications where demanding operating conditions require that on-site technicians perform maintenance or collect data that can be costly.

Antaira Technologies’ LMX-0804G-SFP series is a cost-effective, eight-port industrial gigabit-managed Ethernet switch designed with four 10/100/1000Tx RJ45 ports and four 100/1000 dual rate SFP slots for flexible fiber transmissions so that turbines can communicate over widely dispersed wind farm networks.

Four built-in fiber ports allows for redundancy and failover via ring topologies, making them ideal for wind farm environments in which downtime cannot be afforded. Multiple fiber ports on each switch provide two connections to the redundant ring, plus one additional fiber port to run fiber to the top of the turbine, assuring EMI immunity and network uptime. Redundancy is also strengthened by dual-power inputs on the LMX-0804G-SFP Ethernet switch series that facilitate connections to both the DC power interface and the backup power system.

This industrial-managed Ethernet switch series boasts gigabit speeds and other advanced functionalities such as LAN traffic prioritization capabilities to efficiently handle data-intensive streams such as surveillance cameras, sensors, and network video recorders, which are all integral to today’s wind farm operations.

In addition, the LMX-0804G-SFP switch series supports a variety of useful management functions that are an important component of remote monitoring of turbines, which, in many situations, are only occasionally visited by people. When field switches are connected with the SCADA system and network management servers of the control center, the management software helps operators monitor network status by automatically discovering the network topology, displaying real-time alarm information, and presenting traffic statistics and event logs for troubleshooting.

The LMX-0804G-SFP series is backed by a five-year warranty and the units are IP30 rated, compact, fanless, DIN-Rail and wall mountable. 

— Source: Antaira Technologies

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