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Unmanaged switches with IP67 degree of protection

| By Mary Page Bailey

These new unmanaged switches for field installation expand the product range of Ethernet switches from this company. The new 1608 and 1708 variants of the FL Switch 1000 (photo) product family feature IP65/IP66/IP67 degrees of protection and make it easier to integrate distributed sensors, actuators, cameras and input-output (I/O) stations into the network. The rugged housing design provides nearly unlimited options for choosing a mounting position. The flexible M12 connection technology lets the user choose between using classic M12 connectors with screw connection, and the M12 Push-Pull fast locking system from this company. The unmanaged switches support the quality-of-service (QoS) functionalities of the FL Switch 1000 product series for customary use of automation protocol prioritization. — Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany