GarrettCom Magnum 6KL managed edge switch for Ethernet

Compact, configurable, hardened, the GarrettCom Magnum 6KL managed edge switch, has fiber port configurability and managed network capabilities for hostile industrial network environments.


GarrettCom Industrial Magnum 6KL provides options and media found previously only in larger Magnum Ethernet switches.

GarrettCom Industrial Magnum 6KL provides options and media found previously only in larger Magnum Ethernet switches.

GarrettCom Magnum 6KL Managed Edge Switch brings fiber port configurability for managed networking capabilities to the edge of industrial networks, in even the most hostile environments. The 6KL switch is the smallest industrial managed switch available, a compact, environmentally sealed 10-port Ethernet switch with an ambient temperature range of -40

The Magnum 6KL is said to offer unprecedented levels of configurability for industrial networking applications in harsh environments including factory floor, power utility substations, traffic control, external physical security, and water treatment. Featuring the modular architecture shared by the Magnum 6K family of managed switches, the 6KL base unit includes four 10/100Mb copper ports (regular or PoE-Power over Ethernet), plus up to six more ports which can be combinations of Gigabit, 100Mb, and 10Mb fiber ports and copper ports. It is designed to handle stressful workloads that mix bursty data traffic and priority streaming traffic.

Rugged packaging
: The 6KL switch is packaged in a hardened, convection-cooled sealed metal box, with optional conformal coating, and offers high EMI noise immunity. The 6KL switch can be ordered with power input choices that include: 24 V dc for factory floor; 48 V for tariffed carrier field facilities and for PoE-powered applications, such as video surveillance; 125 V or 250 V dc for power substations; worldwide ac for transportation; and 12 V dc for specialty vehicular applications. All dc power input choices are optionally available with dual-source for high availability.

Software included
: The 6KL managed switch comes with GarrettCom's robust MNS-6K managed network software ( that features support for industry standards, ease of use, Web and online-security features, VLANs support, IGMP snooping and IGMP-L2 for managed multicast, port security, plus a choice of redundancy options including RSTP-2004 and dual-homing.

: The 6KL Edge Switch has all appropriate agency approvals and compliance certifications, including: UL listing for safety, IEC61850 and IEEE1613 standards for power substations, NEMA TS-2 and TEES for use in traffic control systems outdoors, and NEBS L3 and ETSI compliance for telecom. The 6KL is designed to meet EN 50155 and EN 50121 railway standards, including vibration and shock requirements for transportation environments and meets European CE and RoHS requirements.

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- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering ,

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