The Scalance XB-100 switches are available in five different variants with up to 24 RJ45 ports as well as two ST/BFOC or two SC ports enabling distances of up to 5 kilometers to be bridged in multimode operation. All the switches are fitted with a redundant power supply, whether with direct current (DC) 24 volts or alternating current (AC) 24 volts, ensuring reliable operation even in the event of a power supply failure.
Support for AC 24 V (50/60 Hz) is particularly vital in the field of building automation, where the new switch product line is ideally suited for the connection of monitoring, closed and open-loop control, and also optimization devices over Ethernet using the protocol BACnet/IP.
The design of the unmanaged Industrial Ethernet switches not only allows them to be mounted on a 35 mm DIN rail, but also ensures compatibility with managed Layer 2 Scalance XB-200 Industrial Ethernet switches and the TIA (Totally Integrated Automation) environment. Clearly arranged diagnostic LEDs enable precise determination of the device status and rapid, reliable diagnostic analysis.
As for all Scalance products, the new Scalance XB-100 switches come with a five-year warranty.
More information is available at www.siemens.com/xb-100
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