VERSITRON manufactures a variety of Managed Industrial PoE/PoE+ switches with port sizes that range from 4 up to a total of 18. Industrial or “Hardened” PoE switches are a special type of PoE device designed to survive ambient temperatures and harsh environments.
Unlike commercial grade devices, our Industrial PoE/PoE+ switches can withstand temperatures ranging from -40°C to +80°C. These products are also suited for less than ideal conditions where they may be subjected to shock and vibrations. The PoE/PoE+ capabilities allow the switches to provide power to remote devices across any network.
The switches are distinguished as PoE and PoE+ according to the electrical power they provide. For example, a PoE switch can provide 15.4 Watts of power to the Ethernet port while a PoE+ device provides 30 Watts, nearly almost twice the power of a standard PoE switch.
VERSITRON’s Industrial Grade managed PoE/PoE+ Ethernet-to-Fiber Switches are equipped with 10/100/1000Base RJ45 ports with PoE+ (30W or 66W budget depending on the model) and 100/1000Base SFP fiber ports that extend existing networks over multimode or singlemode fiber. These switches are in compliant with IEEE802.3af and IEEE802.3at standards. Many applications require power from the Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) device to be supplied through Ethernet cables including those where Electrical-to-Optical Ethernet Switches are being used to extend distances. Featuring rugged construction, these Industrial PoE/PoE+ devices can withstand extreme temperatures, shock and vibration, as well as other harsh conditions.
Managed Industrial PoE switches provides you with the capability to control and monitor your network. You can also determine how to configure the ports as well as how data travels, the speed of transmission, who can access the data. Lastly, you can correct and repair any network errors remotely.
Any network utilizing a mix of copper and fiber
Industrial IP connectivity and communication
Networks using Ethernet devices such as IP cameras, access control, VoIP telephones
Industrial Surveillance Systems
10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 Ports
100/1000Base-SX/LX SFP Slots
Complies with IEEE 802.3-af/802.3-at Power-over-Ethernet End Span PSE
Prevents Packet Loss w/Back Pressure (Half-Duplex) and IEEE 802.3x PAUSE Frame Flow Control (Full-Duplex)
RJ45 Port Supports 10/100/1000Mbps-Full/Half-duplex, Auto-negotiation, Auto MDI/MDIX
Available for operation in Ring or point-to-point configuration
Available for operation over singlemode or multimode fiber over a variety of link budgets
Redundant dual power supply inputs 48/52 VDC
Compact, corrosion resistant case attaches to a standard DIN Rail.
Advantages of Using Managed Industrial PoE and PoE+ Switches
Our PoE+ switches and hardened PoE switches are used in various industrial applications worldwide. They have gained in popularity in recent years due to the following advantages they provide such as:
Layer 2 or Layer 3 networking for various types of Ethernet networks such as Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet.
Can be used with Cat5/Cat6 cabling for maximum data transmission.
Can store and forward data effectively.
Support pan/tilt/zoom cameras, alarm systems, video IP systems as well as advanced technologies including video conferencing devices.
How to choose between commercial and industrial PoE Switches?
The main benefit of any PoE switch is that it can provide power and transmit data over the same Ethernet cable. This is useful for a network consisting of remote areas where power sources are scarce. VERSITRON offers managed commercial PoE as well as managed industrial PoE switches in a variety of configurations. Here are some distinguishing factors between commercial and industrial POE switch options:
Industrial switches are designed for rough industrial environments and networks that pass through hard and disconnected terrains.
While commercial switches are robust and designed to work at elevated temperatures even up to 50 degrees Celsius, they are meant for normal environments such as offices, educational institutes, commercial or retail complexes, and other more stable environments.
Hardened industrial switches can withstand much higher temperatures up to 75 degrees Celsius, and can resist abrasion, vibration, and more. Also, they can withstand extreme cold environments up to -40 degrees Celsius.
Unlike commercial switches, industrial switches always come with an enclosure with IP30 or IP40 rating.
Both these types of switches are useful in case of power failure or turnkey applications with a high demand for power.
The IEEE standard for industrial as well as commercial POE switches is 802.3at or 802.3bt.
Other than the operating environments and temperatures, there are many similarities between these two types of switches including the management platform and installation options.