Comtrol Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial device communication products, today announced the release of the RocketLinx ES7106-VB industrial Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch. The RocketLinx ES7106-VB switch enables easy drop-in PoE device connectivity in transportation, factory and industrial settings while the VB (voltage boost) technology provides the unique capability to power the switch from common 12- and 24-volt supplies. With the RocketLinx ES7106-VB, devices such as IP surveillance cameras, scanners and wireless access points can be easily integrated within mobile and industrial settings without the use of separate 48V power supplies that may be needed for PoE systems. Four PoE injector switch ports provide full IEEE 802.3af support, enabling connection of a wide range of PoE devices. Two Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports provide high bandwidth for data transmission to a larger network.
With a rugged heat-dissipating housing and IP30-rated industrial design, the ES7106-VB assures reliable data transmission with support for QoS (quality of service), which ensures high quality video traffic transmission by adjusting the data transfer priority ot guarantee throughput performance. Additionally, each Ethernet port has a Port Link Alarm that can be configured to automatically trigger a relay on connection issues to warn of abnormal operating conditions and ensure quick resolution to network issues.