Manage Ethernet switches with 12 or 24 ports

The Connect Tech LINQ/GbE is a rugged managed Ethernet switch box available for 12 or 24 Ethernet ports of 10/100/1000 Mbps. Using the Vitesse switch engine VSC7429, users have access to a range of Layer 2+ switching features, including VLAN support, IPv4/IPv6 multicast, QoS, and link aggregation. Management access is available via web interface, software API, SNMP, or command line interface; this capability allows for remote multi-unit updates.

The solid aluminum alloy construction meets the IP68 rating (waterproof-submersible) and is aimed at use in harsh high-shock and vibration environments. The box also meets also requirements for dust and waterproof sealing when mated or with a dust cap. Features include ruggedized sealed RJ-45 acclimate connector series, low-power passively cooled construction, and extended temperature range between -40 °C to +85 °C. The power and management ports on the box are Bayonet Sealed Circular Connectors (Samtec ACR Series). In addition, an embedded 416 MHz RISC 32-bit CPU with DDR2 external memory and DMA-based frame extraction and insertion supports timing over packet; Ethernet operations, administration, and management (OAM); and performance monitoring.