EPSILON-24000(tm) 26-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Targets Rugged Networked Applications

Today Diamond Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of compact, rugged, I/O-rich embedded computing solutions for real-world applications in a broad range of markets, unveiled the Epsilon-24000 family of gigabit Ethernet switches. These rugged, managed Layer 2+ Ethernet switch modules offer up to 24 10/100/1000 Mbps copper twisted pair ports plus two small form factor pluggable (SFP) sockets in the compact PC/104 form factor measuring 4.5 x 3.8 inches (96 x 116 mm).

EPS-24016 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
EPS-24016 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
EPS-24026 26-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
EPS-24026 26-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Today Diamond Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of compact, rugged, I/O-rich embedded computing solutions for real-world applications in a broad range of markets, unveiled the Epsilon-24000 family of gigabit Ethernet switches. These rugged, managed Layer 2+ Ethernet switch modules offer up to 24 10/100/1000 Mbps copper twisted pair ports plus two small form factor pluggable (SFP) sockets in the compact PC/104 form factor measuring 4.5 x 3.8 inches (96 x 116 mm).

The new EPS-24000 family of switches operates standalone without any host computer interface. A microprocessor embedded directly into the switch manages all switch functions. The processor is accessed via an in-band web interface over one of the Ethernet ports or via an out-of-band command-line interface over an RS-232 serial port. The integrated web interface provides an intuitive GUI for configuring and managing all switch functionality. On-board memory holds dual application images, boot code, MAC addresses and other parameters, and can also be used for program execution. Epsilon-24000 comes with all the required firmware preconfigured, enabling immediate operation without any development effort.

Two models of the switch are available: The EPS-24016 (shown in photo above) includes 16 10/100/1000 copper ports, and the EPS-24026 (shown on photo 2) contains 24 10/100/1000 ports plus 2 SFP sockets. Both models use a conduction cooling heat spreader for efficient thermal dissipation and mounting to the system enclosure. A heat sink accessory is also available.

Designed for use in rugged applications including industrial, on-vehicle and military environments, the Epsilon-24000 family operates over an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. All I/O connectors are latching, providing enhanced reliability over the RJ-45 connectors used in commercial grade products. A 50% thicker PCB provides better protection against vibration in vehicle environments. The +5V to +34V wide range DC/DC power supply is compatible with all common vehicle and industrial power sources.

The switch’s two SFP sockets interface to 1G fiber Ethernet networks. One port can operate at an enhanced 2.5Gbps to support efficient connection to high speeds network backbones.

Pricing and Availability

The Epsilon-24000 family is shipping in April 2015. Single unit pricing starts at US $880 for the 16-port model. Development Kits are available that include an Epsilon-24000 switch, cable kit, and LED accessory board. Separate cable kits are available for each model. Contact Diamond Systems at sales@diamondsystems.com for quantity pricing and special-order options.