Industrial core switches added to line of Ethernet infrastructure products

Moxa's ICS series joins a suite of switches and the MXview industrial network management software, creating industrial Ethernet platforms with high scalability, performance, reliability, and ease of maintenance.


Moxa has added the new ICS industrial core switch family to its portfolio of industrial Ethernet infrastructure solutions. The ICS series joins a suite of switches and the MXview industrial network management software (iNMS) to create advanced industrial Ethernet platforms with high scalability, performance, reliability, and ease of maintenance. The industrial edge-to-core Ethernet switch solutions have both the high performance level needed for the core layer of the network infrastructure, and the flexible media selection and cost-effectiveness needed for the edge layer, according to Moxa.

Moxa’s industrial edge-to-core Ethernet switch portfolio includes the ICS series 10GbE core switches, the IKS and EDS-700/800 series modular rackmount and DIN-Rail distribution switches, and the EDS-600/500/400/300/200 series DIN-Rail edge switches. All of these switches are built specifically to operate within the harsh environments and exacting requirements of mission-critical industrial applications, such as railway, ITS, smart grid, oil and gas, factory automation, and maritime applications. Moxa’s MXview iNMS enables total network management with simple, user-friendly browser UI that can track the network status of all Moxa managed Ethernet switches in real-time, quickly identify failure points, and reduce troubleshooting response time in complex and critical network operations.

Moxa’s ICS series industrial core switch family enables customers to deploy a high-capacity converged automation network with extreme 10GbE performance, network resilience, and fanless durability. These core switches extend carrier-level availability throughout the entire industrial network to provide a stable multi-service backbone that can support a large amount of Ethernet-based services such as video, voice, command, and data transmissions.

Benefits of Moxa’s industrial edge-to-core switch solutions:

  • Reliable fast network redundancy across three layers of an industrial network with Turbo Ring/Turbo Chain self-healing Ethernet technology
  • Fast communication speed and quick network response with Gigabit performance
  • Complete solutions supporting more converged applications such as video surveillance
  • Industrial-grade reliability, completely fanless, and industrial certification and approvals

Product portfolio and key highlights:

Core layer: High bandwidth 10GbE industrial core switches

  • Full Gigabit L2/L3 networking capability
  • Up to 24 or 48 1GbE connections
  • Up to 4 10GbE ports
  • Fanless design

Distribution layer: Industrial modular rackmount and DIN-Rail switches

  • Flexible modular design
  • High port density
  • Ideal for control room and outdoor cabinet operations

Edge layer: Compact, standalone DIN-Rail switches

  • Wide selection: from 5 to 19 ports, FE to full GE, managed and unmanaged switches
  • Cost-effective solutions
  • Advanced L2 networking capability


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- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering,

Industrial Ethernet: Application Optimization - webcast
Friday, October 7, 2011 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT/11 a.m. PT (... and archived after that for viewing.)

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