Phoenix Contact displays Lean Managed Switch
Among the variety of products at its booth (#2216), Phoenix Contact introduced its Lean Managed Switch (LMS), a compact, powerful and economical managed Ethernet switch. The LMS provides key managed functions for users who want more capabilities than an unmanaged switch can provide, but find managed switches with full functionality are too expensive.
The LMS supports Simple Network Management Protocol, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping and Web-based management capability. These features allow the addition of network configuration capability, remote monitoring and diagnostics and integral IT-compatible network redundancy.
An “E” version is available for use in EtherNet/IP applications, where Multicast traffic is a concern. The “E” LMS comes with default-enabled IGMP snooping and IGMP query functions to filter out unnecessary messages and prevent overloading the control device.
The Lean Managed Switch is available in versions offering 8TX, 4TX/2FX (multimode fiber) and 4TX/2FX (single-mode fiber). It operates in an extended temperature range rating of -40 to 70 C.