New 10G Micro Switch from MICROSENS offers 10 Gigabit uplinks and multi gigabit downlink for efficient networks

Hamm, 12.04.2021 - MICROSENS presents the new generation of Micro Switches with 2x 10 Gigabit Uplink and Multi Gigabit Downlink with PoE++. This allows devices with high data rate and performance requirements such as Wi-Fi 6 access points or high-resolution PTZ cameras to be connected to the data network efficiently and with increased reliability without complex cabling and power supply.

The new 10G Micro Switch brings 10 Gigabit Ethernet to the workplace. In addition to high data rates, the two 10 Gigabit uplinks enable flexibility in the redundancy concept for increased fail-safety, for example with cable-optimized fiber optic ring cabling or with dual homing, in which a Micro Switch is connected to different core switches via two separate lines. Four 10/100/1000Base-T PoE+ user ports provide the full data rate to everyone without restrictions, even when connected end devices are operating simultaneously.

"The new 10G Micro Switch combines performance and efficiency at a new level," said Hannes Bauer, Technical Director of MICROSENS GmbH & Co. KG in Hamm, which can boast more than 25 years of experience in the field of micro switches. "It offers users versatile options and planning freedom for the highest performance and fail-safety, which are not possible with conventional solutions in the workplace area."

The access-protected multi gigabit downlink port with 1/2.5/5 Gigabit Ethernet and PoE++ with up to 60 watts according to IEEE 802.3bt is especially designed for devices with high data throughput and electrical power requirements. For example, Wi-Fi 6 access points, as increasingly used in modern building technology, smart building technologies and IoT, can be seamlessly integrated into the network infrastructure.

Installation compatible with the previous generation
MICROSENS has been manufacturing Micro Switches in the internationally established M45 installation dimension since 2003. The new 10G Micro Switch is installation and connection compatible to the previous generation. This means that existing Micro Switches can be exchanged for switches of the new device generation with little effort. "Continuity and reliability are part of our self-image," says Hannes Bauer. "The field-proven Gigabit Micro Switches of Generation 6 will remain in the range. This means users can always choose the solution that best meets their current and future requirements."

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Transmitting information via fiber optic connections offers numerous benefits. MICROSENS GmbH & Co. KG recognised this very early on. As one of the pioneers, the company has developed and produced high-performance communications and transmission systems in Germany since 1993. Individually matched to the demands of diverse usage areas and embedded in comprehensive concepts for individual sectors. But, above all, close to the customer. Technical challenges from customer projects are incorporated directly into product development. This way, IP-based automation solutions are created for modern buildings, cost-efficient network concepts for the office and workspace, robust and fail-safe solutions for industrial environments, optical transport systems future-oriented wide area networks and efficient coupling of sites and computer centres.