Overview of the 10 Ports Ethernet Switch
In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, industrial networking plays a pivotal role in ensuring seamless communication and connectivity within industrial environments. One standout solution in this domain is the Cisco IE-2000-8TC-G-E Industrial 2000 Series, a robust 10-port Ethernet Layer 2 SFP Switch. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of this powerful networking device, exploring its features, applications, and the unparalleled benefits it brings to industrial settings.
Introduction to Cisco IE-2000-8TC-G-E
The Cisco IE-2000-8TC-G-E is a member of the Industrial 2000 Series, designed specifically for industrial applications that demand reliable and high-performance networking. With its 10 Ports and support for Small Form-Factor pluggable (SFP) modules, this switch stands out as a versatile and scalable solution for diverse industrial scenarios.
Scalable and High-Performance
The IE-2000-8TC-G-E Cisco 10 ports manageable Layer 2 Ethernet switch is designed to be scalable and high-performance, which means it can handle a large number of network devices and traffic while maintaining a high level of performance.
Scalability refers to the ability of the switch to expand and adapt to changes in the network environment. The IE-2000-8TC-G-E supports a large number of VLANs, multicast groups, MAC addresses, ARP entries, IP multicast groups, security entries, QoS entries, and other features, which allows it to handle a growing number of devices and applications on the network.
High performance refers to the ability of the switch to process and forward network traffic quickly and efficiently. The IE-2000-8TC-G-E supports a high number of unicast and multicast routes, which allows it to quickly forward traffic to its destination. Additionally, it has support for advanced features such as Flexible NetFlow (FNF) for network monitoring and analytics, Quality of Service (QoS) for managing and prioritizing network traffic, and Access Control Lists (ACLs) for controlling network access and security, which all contribute to the switch's high-performance capabilities.
Ethernet Layer 2 Functionality
At its core, the IE-2000-8TC-G-E operates at the Ethernet Layer 2, facilitating efficient data transfer and communication within the network. This layer ensures that data is transmitted reliably and accurately, a crucial aspect in industrial environments where real-time data is paramount.
10 Ports for Enhanced Connectivity
Featuring 10 ports, this switch provides ample connectivity options for various devices within an industrial setup. Each port is a gateway to seamless communication, enabling the integration of different components in the network infrastructure.
The inclusion of Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports enhances the switch's flexibility by allowing the use of different optical and copper interfaces. This modularity enables businesses to adapt their network to specific requirements, whether it involves extending the network over long distances or connecting to different types of devices.
Applications of Cisco IE-2000-8TC-G-E
In the realm of industrial automation, where precision and real-time control are imperative, the IE-2000-8TC-G-E shines. Its Layer 2 capabilities ensure that automation signals and data flow seamlessly, contributing to the efficiency and accuracy of automated processes.
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems rely on robust and secure networking solutions. The IE-2000-8TC-G-E's industrial-grade design and Layer 2 functionality make it an ideal choice for SCADA implementations, ensuring the reliable monitoring and control of industrial processes.
With the increasing importance of security in industrial facilities, the IE-2000-8TC-G-E supports the integration of video surveillance systems. The switch's 10 ports provide the necessary connectivity to deploy cameras strategically, enhancing overall facility security.
In the energy sector, where critical infrastructure demands a resilient network, the IE-2000-8TC-G-E proves its mettle. Whether used in power plants, substations, or renewable energy installations, this switch ensures the reliable communication of data for monitoring and control purposes.
Benefits of Cisco IE-2000-8TC-G-E
Reliability and Durability
Built to withstand the harsh conditions of industrial environments, the IE-2000-8TC-G-E boasts an industrial-grade design. Its rugged construction ensures reliable performance even in extreme temperatures, humidity, and other challenging conditions.
To mitigate the impact of potential failures, the switch incorporates redundancy features. These include redundant power inputs and support for Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), enhancing the overall reliability of the network.
The switch includes port security features, allowing administrators to control access and prevent unauthorized devices from connecting to the network. This is a critical aspect of industrial cybersecurity, safeguarding against potential threats.
Virtual LAN (VLAN) Support
Facilitating network segmentation, VLAN support adds an extra layer of security by isolating traffic and preventing unauthorized access to sensitive data. The IE-2000-8TC-G-E's VLAN capabilities contribute to a more secure and organized network architecture.
Scalability and Flexibility
Modular SFP Design
The inclusion of SFP ports enhances the switch's scalability and flexibility. Businesses can easily adapt the network to changing requirements by swapping SFP modules to meet specific connectivity needs.
Easy Integration with Existing Infrastructure
Designed with compatibility in mind, the IE-2000-8TC-G-E can seamlessly integrate into existing industrial networks. This makes it an excellent choice for businesses looking to upgrade their infrastructure without undergoing a complete overhaul.
General Information about the Cisco IE-2000-8TC-G-E
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Part Number or SKU# IE-2000-8TC-G-E
- Product Series: IE-2000
- Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Interfaces/Ports for L2 Ethernet Switch
- Total Number of Network Ports: 10
- Uplink Port: Yes
- Modular: No
- Stack Port: No
I/O Expansions of 10 Ports Switch
- Number of Total Expansion Slots: 2
- Expansion Slot Type: SFP
- Shared SFP Slot: Yes
- Number of SFP Slots: 2
Media & Performance
- Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
- Twisted Pair Cable Standard: Category 5
- Ethernet Technology: Fast Ethernet
- Network Technology: 10/100Base-TX
Network & Communication
- Layer Supported: 2
Management & Protocols
- Manageable: Yes
- Web-Based Management
- CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution
- Memory Card Supported: SD
- Memory Technology: DRAM
- Flash Memory: 64 MB
- Standard Memory: 256 MB
- PoE (RJ-45) Port: No
- Power Source: Power Supply
- Redundant Power Supply Supported: Yes
- Environmentally Friendly: Yes
- Environmental Certification: RoHS
Finally, the Cisco IE-2000-8TC-G-E Industrial 2000 Series 10 Ports Ethernet Layer 2 SFP Switch stands as a robust and versatile solution for the unique networking demands of industrial environments. Its advanced features, coupled with its reliability, security, and scalability, make it a valuable asset for industries ranging from manufacturing and automation to energy and beyond. As technology continues to evolve, the IE-2000-8TC-G-E remains at the forefront of industrial networking, empowering businesses to achieve new levels of connectivity and efficiency in their operations.
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