New ProductsMay 17, 2024

New industrial networking solutions

Moxa industrial switch

Switches offer new security features and capabilities for use in harsh, industrial environments.

Managed switches support MX-NOS firmware version 4.0

MX-NOS firmware version 4.0 provides added security, diagnostics, and more powerful features for future-proofing industrial networks.

In keeping with its mission to future-proof industrial networks, Moxa announced that it has upgraded its flagship EDS-4000/G4000 Series of controlled Ethernet switches with support for MX-NOS firmware version 4.0 (V4.0).

The new firmware brings enhanced diagnostics, hardened security measures, and more powerful capabilities to the world’s first IEC 62443-4-2 certified line of Ethernet switches. The EDS-4000/G4000 Series now numbers 68 switch models, all designed to accelerate digital transformation in industrial spaces such as power, transportation, maritime, and factory automation.

Adhering with IEC 62443-4-1, the MX-NOS firmware platform enables expandability in Moxa EDS-4000/G4000 Series switches, allowing for the addition of new functions and features throughout the device’s lifetime. By ensuring the switches share a consistent functionality and intuitive interface, MX-NOS V4.0 also enhances the user experience. MX-NOS V4.0 works seamlessly with Moxa MXview network management software to simplify operations throughout industrial operations.

Strengthened security

As industrial applications continue to evolve, OT architectures require enhanced network security. Recognizing this, MX-NOS V4.0 brings DHCP Snooping to EDS-4000/G4000 Series switches. A layer 2 security technology, DHCP Snooping filters and drops DHCP traffic determined to be unacceptable, preventing rogue DHCP servers from accessing the OT network using “man-in-the-middle” attacks.

ToughNet TN-5300A Series.

ToughNet TN-5300A Series.

Fast, resilient networks in harsh industrial environments

New ToughNet TN-5300A Series switches comply with mandatory parts of the EN 50155 standard, including temperature, power input, surge, ESD, and vibration.

Designed to extend IoT connectivity into rolling stock, factory robotics, mining and marine applications, ToughNet TN-5300A switches are hardened to withstand exposure to dust, moisture and other damaging elements.

All six models in the TN-5300A Series comply with mandatory test items of the EN 50155 standard including stringent requirements for temperature, power input, surge protection, ESD and vibration, qualifying the switches for deployment on passenger and freight trains.

Available with 5 or 8 Fast Ethernet ports, ToughNet TN-5300A Series switches delivers advanced capabilities similar to other Moxa unmanaged switches yet in an IP54-rated die-cast metal housing.

Key to their reliability is the use of push-pull M12 connectors that ensure exceptionally tight, strong connections and the most dependable resistance against external disturbances like shock and vibration. They also support an extended operating temperature range of -40 to 70°C, plus feature an isolated power input range of 24 to 110 VDC, with overload, reverse polarity, and inrush current protection to achieve stable performance in noisy industrial environments.

To reduce infrastructure costs, the ToughNet TN-5308A Series features several models with up to 8 IEEE 802.3af/at PoE ports to power cameras, sensors, Access Points, VoIP phones and other network PDs (Power Devices). Classified as Power Source Equipment (PSE), the TN-5308A PoE model, for instance, supplies up to 30 watts of power per port for a total PoE budget of 50.2 Watts.

PoE is critically important on modern trains requiring a high-speed, reliable communication backbone in support of on-board video surveillance, NVRs, Passenger Information Systems, and Wi-Fi access, as well as the demands of multiple trackside and train-to-ground applications.