Phoenix Contact Smart Managed Compact Switch Line Expanded

Phoenix Contact expands its Smart Managed Compact Switch line of Ethernet products with the introduction of two Fast Ethernet variants. The new SMCS models provide 10/100 Mbps connectivity. The fiber model, with its two Gigabit fiber interfaces, opens the network possibility of Gig fiber uplink/ring capability with Fast Ethernet downstream operation. These additional variants are suited to operate equally well within Profinet and EtherNet/IP installations, as well as standard Ethernet applications. Like the Gigabit versions of the SMCS, the new models also have ATEX Zone 2 certification.
The two new SMCS models offer the following features:
  • Integrated Web server enables easy access to switch functionalities and settings
  • SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) support for switch diagnostics and configuration
  • Available memory plug options enable saving switch configuration and Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP) Ring Manager
  • Multiple configuration choices: Web browser, SNMP or serial connection
  • RSTP and fast ring redundancy for recovery times as low as 100 ms
  • Mode button selection for default EtherNet/IP & Profinet configurations
  • MRP client or manager capability
  • IGMP Snooping and Query for multicast applications and EtherNet/IP requirements
  • VLAN support to allow logical network segmentation
  • Port security, statistics and diagnostics
  • Broadcast/multicast limiter and port mirroring