If you’re looking for an easy way to increase the functionality of your network, you may want to consider implementing an industrial rackmount switch. To learn more about what an industrial rackmount switch is and the benefits it can provide your network, continue reading.
What is an industrial rackmount switch?
Industrial rackmount switches are essentially Ethernet switches that can be housed in a metal framework known as an equipment rack. They are designed to fit in industry-standard-size rack cabinets, which are typically 19 inches wide. Such switches can be either managed or unmanaged and are usually interconnected back to the building's main or core network switch.
Benefits of industrial rackmount switches
Industrial rackmount network switches are ideal for networks that require a large amount of flexibility. Because of their 26- or 28-port routing and switching capabilities, Antaira Technologies’ superior industrial rackmount switches can deliver an exceptionally high degree of modular flexibility. As a result, they can be used for different network segments. For example, one segment can be a production floor while another could be a separate room for lab testing.
Rackmount switches can also enhance the security of your network. The protective metal cabinets that rackmount switches can be placed into serve as an added layer of protection against the elements. As such, rackmount switches can stand up better against harsh climates, pests, and other potential dangers. In addition to increasing their durability, the ability of industrial rackmount switches to fit in a closed cabinet can also save companies a considerable amount of space.
Ideal applications for industrial rackmount switches
Industrial rackmount switches can be used for a wide range of applications. Because of the incredibly fast millisecond-level multicast traffic redundancy that they provide, such switches are ideal for transportations, surveillance, manufacturing, and critical city-infrastructure applications.
Such switches are also a great option for applications that demand wide bandwidth, high-density Ethernet connectivity, and long distance communication in areas that experience adverse weather or other environmental challenges.
If you’re interested in implementing an industrial rackmount switch into your network, Antaira Technologies offers a wide array of top-quality options. Whether you require a managed rackmount switch for complete configuration options or an easy-to-install unmanaged industrial switch, we have what you need. For more information regarding our innovative products, contact us today.