Both switches can be used to implement flexible networking solutions for a wide range of industries, including automation, discrete manufacturing and transportation. The switches have stable metal housings, can withstand extreme heat and cold, and are approved for use in environments with a high explosion risk. A second power supply may also be connected to further increase operational reliability. The switches, which can be mounted on a DIN rail and activated quickly via plug-and-play functionality, are suitable for connecting to the backbone or for networking linear and tree topologies. The 16TX/2DS-S EEC variant offers two optical dual-speed uplinks, which can be equipped with Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers for different optical fiber types. These uplinks, which support Gigabit Ethernet, ensure that no bottlenecks develop - even for applications with high data volumes. The switches can be cascaded as often as required, permitting implementation of decentralized networks with short transmission paths and hence considerably reducing the cost of cabling. The switches each feature 16 RJ45 ports that support fast Ethernet (10/100 BASE-TX). The version with optical uplinks additionally has two dual-speed ports (100/1000 BASE-FX). Distances of up to 120 km can be bridged with the uplinks via single or multimode fibers.
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