D-Link, the world-renowned networking solutions provider, has announced its latest high-performance switches – the Industrial Gigabit Switches (DIS-100G, DIS-300G and DIS-700G Series). These have been designed specifically to support the rising demand for smart city applications, industrial automation and the growing adoption of Industry 4.0 techniques such as the Internet of Things (IoT).
They are ideally suited for deployment by local authorities, transport operators, construction companies and the system integrators that support them.
The switches can withstand wide temperature ranges (-40° to 75°C), vibration and shock. This makes them ideal for year-round outdoor deployment. Their hardened, robust design, combined with high availability network features, enables the switches to reliably perform their vital role in the network infrastructure without the need for costly air conditioning and vibration isolation enclosures. The switch series is simple to install and delivers long service with low maintenance requirements.
We’re excited at the prospect of being at the forefront of many new services and applications that will define how we live, work and communicate both now and in the future" Applying network expertise to switches
For industrial purposes, particularly automation, the switches feature high EMI/EMC rejection enabling them to survive in high EMI environments such as welding bays and support fast network recovery under 20ms to reduce downtime.
Paul Routledge, Country Manager, D-Link UKI comments: “With many exciting national, regional, public and private sector projects underway that rely on industrial switches, this is an excellent time for D-Link to maximise its three decades of network experience and apply it to this new range of industrial switches."
"Performance, flexibility and dependability will be central to the Industrial Switches that lead the market, and for years these qualities have been at the heart of all D-Link’s solutions. We’re excited at the prospect of being at the forefront of many new services and applications that will define how we live, work and communicate both now and in the future.”
Support for standard industrial applications
DIS-100G Series switches are an entry-level Ethernet switch ideal for industrial environments, featuring plug and play installation, which means they’re suited to network edge deployment.
The DIS-100G switches come in three variants: the DIS-100G-5W, DIS-100G-5SW, and DIS-100G-5PSW, giving customers the autonomy to choose the switch that best fits their network needs and requirements.
Most notably, the DIS-100G-5PSW is compliant with the IEEE 802.3at PoE+ standard, delivering up to 30 watts power per port along with data on standard ethernet cabling. This capability eliminates the need for additional wiring to power transducers, which significantly simplifies installations.
All DIS-100G Unmanaged Switches provide at least 4 gigabit ethernet ports and are designed to support standard industrial applications without complex setup to make the network truly plug and play.
Like the DIS-100G-5PSW, the DIS-300G-8PSW and DIS-300G-14SPW switches are PoE switches
The DIS-300G managed switches enable greater and more granular configuration options for industrial and smart city applications. This includes remote monitoring of performance, fine-grained configuration of data and Quality of Service (QoS) to prioritise important data. Furthermore, VLAN can isolate confidential data such as CCTV images and confidential data from other less sensitive data.
Like the DIS-100G series, the 300G series comes in three variants to give customers flexibility around their requirements: the DIS-300G-12SW, DIS-300G-8PSW and DIS-300G-14PSW. Like the DIS-100G-5PSW, the DIS-300G-8PSW and DIS-300G-14SPW switches are PoE switches.
Reduced response time
Equipped with intelligent QoS features including SPQ, WRR, and SPQ+ WRR scheduling schemes to support traffic shaping and bandwidth management, the DIS-700G-28XS L2+ Gigabit Managed Switch is a 28-port aggregation switch with 10 Gigabit uplinks.
Comprehensive network redundancy features such as fast fault recovery, together with advanced security features such as port-level security and malicious traffic prevention, provide industrial-grade reliability and protection. Additionally, VLAN support provides another layer of security through segmentation and isolation.
The DIS-700G series provides high overall throughput and reduces the response time for time-sensitive video, voice and data applications, which may be crucial in city-wide surveillance scenarios.