Power substation and railway applications have strict requirements for network equipment. Besides resistance to electrical disturbances and power outages, the network equipment must be robust enough to overcome harsh ambient conditions. ORing has thus released a series of industrial Ethernet switches compliant with IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 standards for power substation and railway markets. The IGS-P9000 series, which consists of four models featuring unique characteristics, are able to cater to customers’ various needs in different environments.
The four models, known as the IGS-P9812GP, IGS-P9164GF, IGS-P9164GFX, and IGS-P9164GC, provide a high port density, making them ideal for large-scale deployments. The provisioning of 8 to 16 Gigabit copper ports, depending on the switches installed, makes fast transmission of large volumes of traffic across a network possible.
With fiber-optic connections via SC connectors or SFP transceivers, the switches provide high-performance aggregative connectivity for bandwidth-hungry applications such as multimedia content and videos. The versatile copper/fiber combinations guarantee long distance data communications in a cost-effective way between the core layer and the edge layer of your network.
The series also supports ORing’s device backup unit DBU-01 which allows users to back up or restore device settings easily via the console port. All settings of the switches can be stored or restored to previous conditions within seconds, significantly simplifying the configuration of large network layouts.
With the highest network availability in mind, the IGS-P9000 series supports a variety of redundancy technologies to enable fast fault recovery. Besidesstandard MSTP, STP, and RSTP protocols, the switches also support ORing’s proprietary O-Ring self-healing technology. Furthermore, the wide operating temperature range from 75°C to -40°C enable the switches to work reliably in substation environments where temperature changes are extreme.
“Rolling stock and power substation are ORing’s key markets in 2015,” said ORing CEO Angus Shih. “With the launch of the IGS-P9000 series, we are reinforcing our commitment to fulfill customers’ needs for more robust and efficient solutions.”