Westermo provide more network solutions with extension to compact industrial Ethernet switch range

Westermo is delighted to announce the  release of six new products in its Lynx family of compact industrial Ethernet switches and device servers. Westermo can now offer products with lower port counts to provide more cost effective solutions to various networking problems.

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These new products are all powered by Westermo’s WeOS switch operating system which provides an array of problem solving functions. These switches could be employed as serial to IP converters, firewalls, remote access devices, Modbus gateways, media converters to name a few. It can also simply be used as an incredibly compact and robust layer 3 switch.

Six new models are available, the L206-S2, L106-S2, L205-S1, L105-S1, L206–F2G and L106-F2G. The L10x versions support a range of layer 2 switching functions that provide resilient, rapid recovering redundant ring Ethernet networks and the L20x type provides additional layer 3 networking functionality including routing, firewalls and VPN remote access. The S2 variants have 2 serial ports, one RS232 and one RS485 whilst the S1 variants support a single RS232 port. All 6 new models have 4 100BaseT connections with the F2G on two of the models signifying 2 slots for either 100Mbit/s or 1Gbit/s SFPs.

With the increasing number of cyber attacks, advanced security is now critical for industrial networks. Remote, secure access to a network is provided using encrypted VPNs and a multi-port DMZ (demilitarized zone or subnet that is exposed to the Internet) can be constructed using the internal port-based-firewall-function. These functions support users wanting to communicate over potentially insecure networks and also help to prevent users inadvertently connecting to the wrong network.

Suitable for deployment in extreme operating conditions, the devices are type-tested to meet industrial EMC, isolation, vibration and shock standards, and approved for use in relevant industrial applications, including Cenelec EN 50121-4 certification for railway trackside installations. The Lynx has a wide operating temperature range from -40 to 70 °C. There is no fan or other moving parts, and the industrial grade components and a full metal IP40 enclosure – with no cooling holes that would allow the ingress of dust – contribute to the extremely high mean time between failures (MTBF) around 500,000 hours, resulting in long trouble-free service life.

Lynx is the most compact and energy efficient switch of its type on the market. The low power requirement of just 250 mA at 24V DC, results in a reduction in running cost over the life of the unit and helps companies reduce their power usage. With a footprint size of only 100mm x 50mm, the unit is easy to incorporate into machines and existing applications. A wide operating power requirement of 19-60V DC further increases the number of suitable applications.

The WeOS operating system has been developed as a cross platform solution. Available on the Westermo RedFox, Wolverine, Lynx and Falcon products, it provides a future proof and scaleable solution for industrial networking requirements.

New units:

L105-S1
Managed device server switch with 4 x Fast Ethernet ports and 1 x RS-232 port.

L106-F2G
Managed Ethernet switch with 4 x Fast Ethernet ports and 2 x GigE SFP slots.

L106-S2
Managed device server switch with routing functionality. 4 x Fast Ethernet ports and 2 x RS-232 port.

L205-S1
Managed device server switch with routing functionality. 4 x Fast Ethernet ports and 1 x RS-232 port.

L206-F2G
Managed Ethernet switch with routing functionality. 4 x Fast Ethernet ports and 2 x GigE SFP slots.

L206-S2
Managed device server switch with routing functionality. 4 x Fast Ethernet ports and 2 x RS-232 port.

Click here to view the full Lynx Ethernet switch range


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