Lean Managed Switch Provides Key Management Functions
Phoenix Contact introduces the Lean Managed Switch (LMS) managed Ethernet switch. It supports SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol), IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) Snooping and easy web-based management capability. These features allow for the addition of network configuration capability, remote monitoring and diagnostics, and integral IT-compatible network redundancy. An “E” version is available for use in EtherNet/IP applications, where Multicast traffic is a concern. The “E” LMS comes with default-enabled IGMP Snooping and IGMP Query functions to filter out unnecessary messages and prevent overloading the control device. The switch is available in versions offering 8TX, 4TX/2FX (multimode fiber) and 4TX/2FX (single-mode fiber). Other features include redundant power connection, port mirroring and configurable alarm contacts for power supply and link monitoring. It operates in an extended temperature range rating of -40°C to 70°C.