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EtherWAN to Launch Modularized IEC 61850/IEEE 1613 Compliant Ethernet Switches

EtherWAN, a leading brand of Ethernet-based connectivity solutions, has introduced another IEC 61850/IEEE 1613 compliant hardened managed Ethernet Switch series. The EX89000 and EX83000 will be positioned in the advanced product sector for sophisticated networking applications in the power utility industry.

The new EX89000 series is a 19" rack-mount model offering flexible, modular configuration, with 24 ports of copper, fiber or SFP options that deliver the port densities, scalability and high availability required for today's demanding power utility automation systems.

The new EX83000 series is a DIN rail mount model with up to 16 10/100BASE and 2 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Both the EX89000 and EX83000 are designed in compliance with IEC 61850/IEEE 1613 regulations and are guaranteed to be extremely resilient owing to EtherWAN's α- ring recovery time of less than 15 milliseconds, providing network management for mission-critical interconnectivity in power substation applications.

The EX83000 and EX89000 are all hardened to provide a high level of immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI) found in many power substation applications.

An operating temperature range of -40 to 75 degree Celsius allows EtherWAN's IEC 61850/IEC 1613 product line to be placed in mission-critical application zones. The EX89000, a completely-fanless model, provides 24-port 10/100BASE + 4-port Gigabit connectivity. All 24 10/100BASE ports can be easily configured by four interchangeable slots. The EX89000 can also be configured based on the user's choice of DC power supplies: +/- 48VDC, 88-370VDC and 90-264VDC, all in terminal block or standard 90-264VAC with AC let. The EX83000 simultaneously targets the same application in Power and Utility, but is mostly installed in the field with a DIN rail mount requirement.

EtherWAN's earlier EX87000 series, another 19" rack-mount hardened managed Ethernet switch, has been successfully tested by KEMA. The new launch of the EX89000 and EX83000 shows EtherWAN's commitment to the development of the substation control systems industry. EtherWAN also has Hardened Unmanaged Ethernet Switches, EX47000, and the Hardened Media Converter, EL1141, available in the IEC 61850/IEEE 1613 compliant line card.

About KEMA

KEMA is a well-respected laboratory for testing and certification for substations.

The KEMA tests were done to confirm that our Ethernet equipment meets or exceeds the specifications in compliance with IEC 61850 standards for functionality and performance.

About EtherWAN

EtherWAN Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of network connectivity products specifically designed for harsh and demanding environments. Founded in 1996, EtherWAN specializes in the design and manufacture of Ethernet switches, media converters, Ethernet extenders and Power over Ethernet products for applications where connectivity is crucial. With a core focus on sustained connectivity in extreme environments, product reliability and quality are top priority. EtherWAN's product development, engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance processes are structured to push the limits of stated specifications, resulting in products that surpass expectations.

The company's Pacific Rim headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in Taipei, Taiwan. Leveraging marketing and engineering expertise on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, EtherWAN's world class production lines deliver products of the highest quality and comprehensive professional support.

EtherWAN – " When Connectivity is Crucial "