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Compact and rugged Layer 2 managed Ethernet switch

The high port density 10 Gigabit RUGGEDCOM RST916C switch is designed to provide reliable connectivity for high bandwidth applications in Electric power, Transportation, Oil & Gas and other critical infrastructure industries

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Space-saving and robust industrial design

Building on the Red Dot award-winning design of the RSG900C series of switches, the RUGGEDCOM RST916C further enhances the user experience with functional features such as all front-facing ports and connectors, including the USB console and CLP for configuration. The switch is DIN-rail mountable and will fit in space constrained cabinets due to their compact form factor. This reduces in-field installation time while also simplifying configuration and maintenance.

Rugged communications for harsh environments

Designed for and put to the test under the harshest environments, RUGGEDCOM products meet and exceed recognized industry standards for performance in mission-critical applications.

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The RUGGEDCOM RST916C switch is well-suited for space-constrained cabinets, such as those used in Electric Power substations and Intelligent Transportation Systems. This compact layer 2 switch features multiple high voltage (HI) and low Voltage (LO) integrated power supply options, Gigabit Ethernet and IEEE1588 v2 Precision Time Protocol support.


Ethernet ports

· 12 x 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 ports

· 4 x 10G BASE-X/1000BASE-X SFP+ (Small Form-factor Pluggable)

· Long-haul fiber optics allowing Gigabit distances up to 115km


Power supply characteristics

· Redundant input power supply

· 27 W maximum power consumption

· Support for both HI and LO voltages

Products at a glance

Maximum number of ports
Maximum number of Gigabit / 10 Gigabit ports
16 x Gigabit ports / 4 x 10 Gigabit ports
 Interface speeds

4 x 10G BASE-X/ 1000BASE-X SFP+

12 x 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45

Redundant input power
LO: 12/24/48 (10-60) VDC
HI: 88-300 VDC / 85-264 VAC
IEEE1588 v2 (Transparent Clock) support
Operating Temperature Range
–40°C to +80°C
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True to their name, RUGGEDCOM solutions are built tough – delivering error-free communications under high levels of electromagnetic interference in extreme temperatures and over long distances. See how RUGGEDCOM solutions have been put to the test. Discover special features, examples of international standards compliance, and more.

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