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Ethernet Switch Systems

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The DYMEC-DynaStar family of Ethernet Switch Systems (ESS) provides high performance data connectivity in harsh environments where general-purpose commercial products would fail.

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The ESS is purpose built for the rigors of power utility substations, designed to meet C37.90 and P1613 standards for industrial product hardening. The ESS is also ideal for carrier central offices, intelligent transportation systems, water treatment, pipeline and other industrial applications where reliability is required under challenging conditions.

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Ethernet Switch Systems extends Ethernet networking into harsh environments reliably and simply. ESS hardware design protects against electrical surge, EMI, extreme temperature variations and other environmental challenges.

ESS software features provide the security, class of service and network management capabilities needed to assure application performance.

Ethernet Switch Systems are available in 8, 16 or 24 port 10/100 Ethernet configurations with optional single or dual gigabit Ethernet ports. Each system may be configured with all copper, multi-mode fiber, single-mode fiber or a combination of interfaces.

Operators may deploy ESS in either managed or unmanaged configurations. The ESS may be incorporated as a module in a DYMEC-DynaStar Network Integration System, integrating routing, switching, terminal server and multi-protocol access concentration in a single product.

ESS also interoperate directly with DYMEC-DynaStar Ethernet-over-Fiber Link products to provide further access extension and electrical isolation in harsh environments.


  • High performance connectivity with 10/100 and gigabit Ethernet
  • Flexible configurations of 8, 16 and 24 ports and a mix of copper and fiber interfaces
  • Substation hardened: designed to C37.90 and P1613
  • Traffic prioritization and multiple classes of service to ensure critical applications performance
  • Security via VLAN and access screening to segregate applications, users and ports as appropriate
  • High network availability using Rapid Spanning Tree protocols for dynamic reconfiguration
  • Both unmanaged or managed operations modes. Managed mode includes remote SNMP and RMON capabilities

Ethernet Switch Systems Applications

Ethernet Switch Systems can be distributed throughout a utility site as local network concentration points for IEDs, NEs or other Ethernet devices. Data traffic within a VLAN stays within the ESS network, not involving the router used primarily for WAN access.