The Ruggedized Micro Switch PoE+ (according to IEEE 802.3at) is a further development of the optically comparable Micro Switch from MICROSENS. This special version of the micro switch has an extended operating temperature range from -25° to +65°C and an adapted DIN rail mount. The Ruggedized Micro Switch has been designed for use in outdoor enclosures and control cabinets.The switch, due to its features in terms of network interfaces and software functionality is an alternative to the Industrial Switch. With the Ruggedized Micro Switch, MICROSENS offers an extremely economical alternative when redundant power supply and I/O contacts are needed, in the most compact design (90x45x74mm).
The Ruggedized Micro Switch PoE+ is available in different uplink versions, in addition to two fiber optic ports 100/1000Base-X SFP ports (then 4x 10/100/1000Base-T PoE+), one fiber optic uplink 100/1000Base-T (then 5x 10/100/1000Base-T PoE+) and a pure TP variant (6x 10/100/1000Base-T PoE+, of which 1x PD and 5x PSE).
With the double fiber optic variant MS4402x7PMXH-48G6 (2x 100/1000Base-X SFP slots), the second optical interface can be used for fiber optic-based topology expansion (e.g. bus or ring topology for redundancy purposes).
The area of application is, for example, large-scale WiFi solutions or IP video surveillance. In addition to the use of fiber optics for wide-range communication (outdoor areas of company premises, inner-city fiber optic networks), remote administration and IT security functions are also used here.
The PoE function, the PoE version of the micro switch is supplied with 54 VDC voltage. This voltage is typically generated by an external DIN-Rail power supply, which is also mounted on a DIN rail.
The console port can be deactivated and is password-protected, provides direct management access to the high-performance Layer2 management. Its based on a future-oriented Linux operating system. The many features (especially in the area of IT security, IEEE 802.1x, VLANs IEEE 802.1q etc.) are shown in the firmware feature list (see download area) and makes the Ruggedized Micro Switch an optimal, decentralized network distributor.
Access to the switches is password-protected via all common management interfaces such as browser-based (via web browser https/http), SSH, SNMPv3. MICROSENS NMP software optimizes access to a large number of micro switches within a network using group and master configuration.
The microSD card slot can optionally be used as a backup system for firmware and configuration. The complete device status can be transferred by exchanging the card. The memory card complies with the industry standard. A fault-tolerant journaling file system is used, which can be encrypted using the security option.