The Enterasys I-Series is a 2-slot modular, industrially-hardened Ethernet switch with an IP50 dust-resistant design and Class 1 Division 2 support suitable for explosive gas and other physically demanding environments, such as manufacturing plants, oil refineries, and utilities. Along with its operational tolerance for extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to 60°C, the I-Series combines multilayer switching capabilities with wire-rate performance to support the demanding requirements of industrial applications. The I-Series provides 2 modular slots which can support up to 24 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports as well as 2 1Gbps Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) Ethernet uplink ports. In order to provide a reliable, high-availability network, all I-Series models support redundant, 24-volt external power supplies as well as Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs) for scalable, redundant uplinks.
The DIN-mountable I-Series utilizes industrial-grade components and provides a set of event-driven relay connectors to support external alarms. In addition, the I-Series offers a portable, non-volatile memory card, which is capable of storing the system configuration and may be used by non-technical personnel to quickly replicate the configuration on a replacement switch thus making it an ideal solution for dynamic environments without requiring dedicated technical support personnel.
In conjunction with its non-blocking architecture, the I-Series provides strong support for a variety of network-attached devices such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), shop floor workstations, and security cameras. The I-Series’ highly customizable Layer 2/3/4 packet classification capabilities together with its intelligent queuing mechanisms ensure that mission-critical devices and applications receive prioritized access to network resources.