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Rugged Ethernet Switches for Harsh Environments

Can your Ethernet switch stand up to the tough environmental conditions at your remote sites? Without the rugged durability to withstand extreme conditions your Ethernet switch is prone to critical failure - leaving your network exposed to crippling outages.

Having cheaply built equipment on low-grade hardware doesn't give you the durability you need. The right rugged Ethernet switch will be able to withstand extreme temperature swings, varied conditions, and tough environments.

Using rugged Ethernet switches means you need optimum durability for your mission-critical devices and gear. Having an Ethernet switch powered by commercial AC power leaves your network vulnerable to power outages, causing disruptions on your network. Ideally you want your Ethernet switch to have a -48vdc protected battery power source. Even if the power goes out all of your critical LAN equipment will still be online.

Rugged ethernet switches are required for tough environments
Only rugged ethernet switches can withstand the extreme environments and tough industries.

If you're in need of a rugged Ethernet switch that means you need connectivity to some very valuable and mission-critical equipment. You shouldn't limit yourself to a single-function device. You can get so much more out of your Ethernet switch - which means a greater return-on-investment (ROI).

Finding a versatile remote terminal unit (RTU) can provide you with the rugged Ethernet switch you need in addition to several other benefits. A good RTU will also provide you with monitoring functionality for your equipment. Your mission-critical equipment needs to be running at all times. The right monitoring equipment will let you monitor important environmental conditions to protect your valuable equipment.

With an RTU you can monitor your external devices and receive 24/7 alerts about the status of your equipment. If there's a threat to your equipment (such as temperature, humidity, unwanted visitors, etc) you'll be the first to know. Being prepared and quickly informed is the first step to preventing a serious network emergency. Imagine some critical servers begin to overheat at 2am. With a monitoring system, you'll receive an alert (via email, pages, voice alerts to your phone, SMS text messages, etc) and can quickly respond and prevent serious damage.

Why stop at monitoring? A good RTU will also provide you with remote access and control to your equipment. This sort of technology is perfect for having control of remote sites. Instead of driving miles and miles to configure settings or power cycle equipment, you can do it all without leaving your desk. An RTU with built-in terminal server functionality gives you the power to control your external devices with a powerful web interface.

You can get so much more out of your Ethernet switch. It's like a great investment - you invest a little bit of money up front and reap the rewards of your savvy decision later. With an RTU, you get all of the functionality and support to really control your network - all from your Ethernet switch. Just imagine having the rugged Ethernet switch you need with the additional protection and control capabilities to fully protect and manage your entire network.

Fully protecting your network doesn't have to be a hassle - and it certainly doesn't have to be expensive. Imagine the peace of mind you'll have knowing your network and valuable equipment aren't left exposed. Just picture the savings when your monitoring device prevents just one network outage.

NetGuardian 832A with rugged ethernet switch
The NetGuardian 832A G5 monitoring device that also features a rugged ethernet switch. This is the multi-function device your network needs.

Not all RTUs are the same, which is why I recommend the NetGuardian 832A G5. This device is built to last. The NetGuardian 832A G5 features a wide temperature option to withstand temperatures as low as -22 degrees (-30C) and as high as 158 degrees (70C). This durability is driven by the use of rugged components on a circuit board that won't fail at these temperatures. It also has an industrial-grade metal chassis with powder-coating to prevent rust. Alodine coating provides EMI (electromagnetic interference) resistance. The device is also tested in-house, so you know your device works and you won't wait months to get it while it's tested at some third-party lab.

All DPS Telecom products come standard with 7x24 (that is 7 days a week 24 hours a day) tech support and a risk free 30 day guarantee. If you're not satisfied with the quality or capability of your device, return it for a full refund.

Here's what DPS clients have to say...

"While the quality of your equipment speaks for itself, without a doubt the best part of working with DPS was your customer satisfaction. Your multiple phone calls to see if there was any support we needed, were above and beyond what we expected. It truly made the difference. Thanks again for the product and most of all, for the service and the support."
P.J. Renehan - Project Manager, MOTOROLA

You can get so much more value from your Ethernet switch. Call (1-800-693-0351) or email (sales@dpstele.com) the experts at DPS Telecom to get starting protecting and controlling your network.