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MICROSENS Medical Switch

Medical Switch – Safe Network Technology for Medical Equipment

Hamm, 07 December 2016 – With the Medical Switch, the euromicron subsidiary MICROSENS is setting new standards in terms of performance, reliability, and safety for data networks in hospitals, clinics, and medical practices. The switch is tailor-made for the requirements of a medical environment. It ensures the safety of the patients and medical equipment by means of four galvanically separated 10/100/1000 Mbps ports with integrated network insulators. The Medical Switch fulfils the requirements in terms of patient protection with 2 MOPP and even exceeds the strict stipulations according to EN 60601-1 / IEC 60601-1 (min. 4 kV) for medical electrical devices. The optional, external, medical power supply provides additional 2 MOPP. The surface of the Medical Switch is made up of robust plastic and permits effective cleaning and disinfection. It is optionally available with an antibacterial coating.

IT-based diagnostics and treatment systems create huge data volumes which have to be transferred, analysed, processed, and stored. Two Gigabit uplink ports ensure top-level performance and network availability with redundancy, optionally with two fiber optic ports or alternatively one fiber optic and one twisted pair port (RJ-45).

The Medical Switch is suited for HL7 and HIPAA applications. The protection of sensitive data is ensured by means of port security according to IEEE 802.1X. The switch can be integrated into a Radius solution and is compatible with all conventionally available NAC solutions. The snap-in assembly with an internationally standardised installation measure of 45 mm permits the fast and tool-free assembly in all conventional installation systems, as well as the integrated assembly in ceiling supply units.

State-of-the-art chip technology with Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) ensures high energy efficiency. A particularly economically efficient variant for office environments is also available, which enables the administration and technical building equipment to benefit from state-of-the-art technology.

Since 1993, MICROSENS GmbH & Co. KG has been standing for fiber optic solutions. As one of the pioneers of fiber optic transmission systems, the internationally active company covers all performance sectors of fiber optic technology. Starting with solutions for future-proof office networking and high-availability in rough environments, the product portfolio ranges from large-scale site networking and interconnection of computing centers up to high-performance Wide Area Networks (WANs). In all these fields of application, MICROSENS provides and ensures efficient, fast, and secure data transfer. As an internationally successful manufacturer, MICROSENS distributes its products on a worldwide scale. In addition to the company headquarters in Hamm in Westphalia (Germany), MICROSENS also has sales subsidiaries in France and Poland to optimally fulfil the diverse requirements of its customers on-site.

About euromicron
euromicron AG ( that unites medium-sized high-tech companies from the fields of Digital Buildings, Critical Infrastructures and Smart Industry. As a German specialist for the Internet of Things, euromicron enables its customers to network business and production processes and successfully move to a digital future. From design and implementation, operation, to related services – euromicron implements customized solutions and creates the IT, network and security infrastructures required for them. As a result, euromicron lets its customers migrate existing infrastructures gradually to the digital age. euromicron’s expertise helps the company’s customers increase their agility and efficiency, as well as develop new business models that lay the foundation for commercial success down the road. The technology group is headquartered in Frankfurt/Main, has been listed on the stock exchange since 1998 and employs around 1,800 people at 30 locations. The euromicron Group comprises a total of 14 subsidiaries, including the brand names Elabo, LWL-Sachsenkabel, MICROSENS and telent. euromicron AG generated total sales of €345 million in fiscal year 2015.