Communication : Switches/Media Converters

 

Available products include:

  • Industrial ethernet switches (unmanaged and managed)
  • Network/media converters (Ethernet-Fiber, Ethernet-Serial, RS-232 to RS-485, USB-serial, etc.)
  • Modems and wireless equipment
  • and more.

These products ensure reliable communications in even the harshest environments. Some of the more popular products are described here and in our WebStore. If you don't see what you want, contact us. We have relationships with a number of communication product vendors and can offer and/or recommend other options and complementary products to our core technologies - SoftPLC Controllers, Protocol Converter Gateways, TagWell Remote Management Platform, and SoftPLC Web Studio SCADA/HMI products.

Also take a look at our Smart Netbox - a comprehensive Ethernet managed switch, media converter, remote access modem, firewall and more.

  • Unmanaged Ethernet Switches

    Industrial-grade Ethernet switches, models GCLx, enable you to expand your industrial networks quickly and cost-effectively. The ruggedized design assures high reliability and stability in harsh environments. For installations utilizing fiber optics, noise protection and longer distances can be supported with fiber-capable models. Use them as a robust bridge between enterprise fiber-optic backbones and industrial Ethernet-enabled devices, or for long-distance transmission runs.

    Common Features:

    • Store and Forward Switching Architecture
    • Flow Control on Full-Duplex
    • Back Pressure on Half-Duplex
    • Supports Auto MDI/MDI-X Function
    • Wide-Ranging Redundant Power Input
    • Slim IP-30 Case
    • DIN-Rail or Wall Mount
    Ports Catalog Number Data Sheet Store
    5-port GB (10/100/1000MB) GCL-D8050
    4-port Fast (10/100MB) + 2-port 100Base-FX(SC) Fiber GCL-D6042SC

    Media Converters

    Serial Media Converter and Repeaters provide conversion between serial networks and other media. They can transparently convert RS-232 signals to RS-422/485 signals, as well as fiber optic signals.

    Ports Catalog Number Operating Temperature Data Sheet Store
    RS-232 to RS-422/485 Converter ASIO-4520 -10 ~ 70°C (14 ~ 158°F)
  • Other Communication Products

    We offer a variety of different modem types (cellular, phone, etc.) and wireless equipment that can be used with our SoftPLC PACs/Gateways (including RTU's & TagWell Remotes) and SoftPLC Web Studio HMI's.

    Only the most popular items are listed, many others are available. Contact SoftPLC to discuss your application requirements.

    Catalog Numer Description Data Sheet Store
    Modems
    ICO-MDMM1V-S External Serial 4G Cellular Modem
    ICO-MDMM1V-U External USB 4G Cellular Modem
    Accessories
    ICOMDM-AECBL10 10 Foot RG58 Cable
    ICOMDM-AECBL20 Antenna Extension Cable, 20 feet