- 04 March
In February 2015 Siemens presented the new Industrial Ethernet rack switch Scalance XR524-8C.
The device is equipped with 24 gigabit ports and integrated power supplies, the new switch will supplement the fully modular Scalance XR528-6M and Scalance XR552-12M models, which come with 28 and 52 ports respectively.
With its low installation height of just 1 Rack Unit (RU), the new Scalance XR524-8C helps save space in the control cabinet. Its design and redundant power supply ensure a high level of availability. Eight of the 24 ports are configured as combo ports which use pluggable transceivers to allow optional electrical or optical use. An option for link aggregation also offers enormous flexibility. Layer 3 functionality can also be enabled using the optional key plug. The Scalance XR524-8C comes in product variants with different integrated power supplies.
The new Industrial Ethernet rack switch is compatible with all Scalance X switches and devices used for office IT. Like all Scalance XR-500 switches, ScalanceXR524-8C can be integrated into all usual network management systems and the TIA portal for simple configuration and diagnostics.