Future-Proof Networks with Moxa’s EDS-2000 and EDS-4000 Industrial Ethernet Switches from Impulse Embedded

  • Extended operating temperature range for harsh environments.
  • Easy access DIP-switch to enable Quality of Service (QoS), and Broadcast storm protection (BSP) and more.
  • Small footprint frees up space inside cabinets for more device connections.
  • EDS-4000 is the first IEC 62443-4-2 compliant industrial Ethernet switch.

Moxa’s EDS-2000 and EDS-4000 Industrial Ethernet Switches are available now from Impulse Embedded providing systems integrators with networking tools that play a pivotal role in connecting multiple devices within a Local Area Network (LAN). Acting as intermediaries, these switches facilitate the seamless transfer of data packets between connected devices, such as computers, Wi-Fi access points, servers, and IoT devices.

Effective industrial Ethernet switches must be durable to maintain seamless, uninterrupted network connectivity and make the most of their capabilities. Moxa’s EDS-2000 and EDS-4000 ranges meet all the requirements of industrial network environments.

EDS-2000 and EDS-4000 Differences and Benefits

The main difference between the EDS-2000 range and the EDS-4000 range is their manageability. EDS-4000 Ethernet switches are managed, which provides a higher level of control, security and performance optimisation, making them ideal for medium to large-scale networks that require higher levels of customisation and monitoring.

EDS-2000 Ethernet switches are unmanaged, which means that these switches function out-of-the-box and will work the moment they’re plugged in. These switches are simple and easy to use and are a cost-effective choice for simple network environments that will not require much configuration.

EDS-2000 Feature Highlights

  • 5 or 8 Ethernet port options.
  • SC/ST fibre models are available for the EDS-2008-EL Series.
  • Full Gigabit ports for the EDS-G2000-EL/ELP Series.
  • Supports 12/24/48 VDC input.
  • Microsecond-level latency.
  • High EMC resistance.

When network data travels through an Ethernet Switch, there is no priority over which device takes precedence when entering or leaving. Ethernet Packets or Ethernet Frames arrive on an Ethernet Port and are directed through the switch based on the network table.

Quality of Service is a unique feature for unmanaged switches that addresses this challenge. Devices can assign priority to the traffic they are sending, and the unmanaged EDS-2000 switch can interpret and apply appropriate priority to the network packets being transmitted through the switch.

Broadcast Storm Protection is another essential feature for maintaining consistent network connectivity in the EDS-2000 range. Broadcast Storms can take place for any number of reasons; when a Broadcast Storm occurs, the network is overwhelmed with network traffic in a short period of time, overwhelming its capacity. The struggle to process this high number of broadcast packets can bring an Ethernet network to a standstill. Network throughput is either greatly reduced, or the network can crash. To maintain network stability and safeguard against these issues, Broadcast Storm Protection is crucial in any network setup, especially an Industrial Automation Ethernet network.

In addition, the EDS-2000 is a cost-effective option in a compact size, freeing up space inside cabinets for more device connections.  Despite its form factor, this model doesn’t compromise on features and boasts easy data control and durability for harsh environments, including a wide operating temperature range. The EDS-2000 also features remarkably low power consumption figures, which not only leads to reduced energy costs but also aligns with today’s growing emphasis on environmentally conscious technology solutions.

EDS-4000 Managed Ethernet Switches

The EDS-4000 range is the first IEC 62443-4-2 compliant industrial Ethernet switch, making it an optimal choice for cybersecurity and safeguarding against malicious activity. With 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet, and 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet in the G4000 series, these switches boast incredible networking speed while your data packets are kept secure in a fully controlled network infrastructure.

A unique feature of Moxa’s EDS-4000/G4000 range is its modular power design, allowing the power unit to easily be removed and replaced in the event of a failure. This also makes Moxa’s Ethernet switches a seamlessly adaptable choice for varying power demands and redundancy requirements.

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As an official UK distributor of Moxa products since 2014, Impulse Embedded are proud to be affiliated with the Moxa Technical College. This partnership provides comprehensive in-house training and first-line technical support., The Impulse Embedded team of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) specialists are fully equipped to guide you customers through every step of the design process. Support is always available to assist with installation, troubleshooting or anything else.

Impulse Embedded’s Our commitment doesn’t end with the initial setup

lifelong technical support for the entire range of Moxa products is provided at no extra charge. Impulse Embedded will ensure that your customer’s networks operate at peak performance throughout its entire lifespan.

For more details regarding Impulse Embedded’s industrial computing capabilities, visit https://www.impulse-embedded.co.uk/  or call +44 (0)1782 337800.

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