Moxa Introduces New Modular Managed Ethernet Switches
Moxa has introduced a new series of industrial DIN-rail modular managed Ethernet switches. With the new switches, Moxa aims to realize next-level network versatility. The series won a Red Dot Award in the Product Design category 2020.
The MDS-G4000 Series provides a fully modular platform with a variety of hot-swappable media interface and power modules, enabling hundreds of port combinations for on-demand flexibility. The modules and redundant isolated power design combined with an intuitive web interface and MXview support enable the MDS-G4000 Series to provide around-the-clock operations while lowering the total cost of ownership.
Flexible Port Combinations
As industrial networks continue to expand, the MDS-G4000 Series offers five types of 4-port media interface type modules and two types of power modules to mix and match, delivering the flexibility necessary to connect the increasing volume of different devices. The compact size, together with DIN-rail, wall-, and rack-mounting options provide additional installation versatility when deploying the MDS-G4000 Series in challenging industrial environments such as inside machines and in narrow underground and outdoor cabinets.
24/7 Network Connectivity
The tool-free, swappable module design allows on-site personnel to add and replace modules effortlessly without shutting down the switch. The MDS-G4000 Series features a highly durable die-cast frame and resilient modules that can withstand shocking of up to 30G in force, enabling solid performance in harsh environments.
These modular switches also meet the strict requirements of industrial certifications for power substation automation systems, IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613, railway wayside applications EN 50121-4, oil and gas applications ATEX and C1D2, and intelligent transportation systems NEMA TS2. By merging next-level versatility with enhanced reliability, the MDS-G4000 Series offers a single expandable platform that provides around-the-clock operations.
Intuitive Web Interface
The MDS-G4000 switches feature a user-friendly web interface that helps you search switch functions and perform configurations with ease. In addition, the streamlined HTML5-based interface ensures the same seamless user experience whether you are using a laptop, tablet, or phone. Meanwhile, Moxa’s MXview software makes it easier than ever to monitor operations of the MDS-G4000 Series switches on your network in real-time. If there is a problem with a switch, MXview can immediately notify users of the problem and the affected switch’s location to perform on-site troubleshooting quickly and efficiently.