IFE 8T2GB MX Industrial Ethernet Switch

IFE 8T2GB MX -Industrial Managed Ethernet Switch
IFE 8T2GB MX Industrial Ethernet Switch 

IFE 8T2GB MX Industrial Ethernet Switch product highlight

10 / 100TX Ports8 x 10/100 TX Copper ports
Gigabit Ports2 x Via Mini GBIC
Fibre Ports2 x Via Mini GBIC
SwitchingLayer 2
Backplane / PPS5.6Gbps / 8.3Mbps
X-Ring SupportUp to 25 switches per ring, 10ms self healing time
X-Ring + SupportUp to 250 switches per ring, 10ms self healing time
Ring CouplingUp to 99 Rings, Ring Transit
Alarm outputRelay Port
Link failure detection10 milli-seconds
D.M.IDynamic Management Interface
InstallationDIN Rail or Wall mount

X-Ring Plus support up to 250 switches per ring, up to 99 rings. Case Communications Industrial Switches are designed to work in critical network environment using IP 30 enclosures and tested to extensive Industrial EMI and Safety standards. Each Case Communications Switch has passed a 1.2KVA Hi-Pot abnormality test.

X-Ring technology

The IFE 8T 2G MXE uses the patent-pending “X-Ring” feature which provides an auto-recovery-path within 10ms when the primary network path has failed. The ring can be established with up to twenty Five  (25) Industrial Switches using X-Ring and up to 250 Switches per Ring using X-Ring+.

Case Communications Dual-Homing feature can ensure two X-Ring groups with redundant back up when connected to a backbone switch. Click here for X-Ring Application Notes, Click here for X-Ring Examples.

The Case Communications IFE 8T 2G MXE is a 8×10/ 100TX + 2 10/ 100/ 1000T/ mini-GBIC Combo w/X-Ring Managed Industrial Ethernet Switch with SNMP Management. The mini-GBIC slots are able to connect 100/1000M Fibre SFP transceivers.

Features include QoS for 4 queues, 801.q VLAN, IGMP snooping and query mode as well as SNTP and SMTP. An Industrial Switch relay contact to Alarm system can immediately notify of Power failure and/or Port down events. In case of events, the Case Communications IFE 8T 2G MXE will immediately send an email to a pre-defined addresses.

An Industrial Switch relay contact to Alarm system can immediately notify of Power failure and/or Port down events. In case of events, the Case Communications IFE 8T 2G MXE will immediately send an email to a pre-defined addresses.

The IFE 8T 2G MX is ideal for use in Automation, Transportation, Semi-conductor manufacturing and heavy industrial factory and other factory assembly lines.

The IFE 8T 2G MX is particularly suitable for real IP-multicasting with Video Encoder/Decoder for Traffic Control, MOD application.


System Interface/ PerformanceRJ-45 port support Auto MDI/MDI-X Function
Store-and-Forward Switching Architecture
Back-plane (Switching Fabric): 5.6Gbps
1Mbits Packet Buffer
8K MAC Address Table
Housing / InstallationP-30 Protection
DIN Rail and Wall Mount Design
Power SupplyInput Power Isolation design for Telcom application, Pass Hi-Pot test~1.5KV
Wide-range Redundant Power Design
Power Polarity Reverse Protection
Spanning TreeSupports IEEE802.1d Spanning Tree
Supports IEEE802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree
X-RingX-Ring, Dual Homing, and Couple Ring Topology
Provides redundant backup feature and the recovery time below 10ms
X-Ring+X-Ring+, Dual homing, up to 250 switches per ring, self healing below 10ms
Ring coupling to 99 rings, Ring Transit nodes,backup and recovery below 10ms
Port Trunking with LACPSupports 802.1ab LLDP**
QoS (Quality of Service)Supports IEEE 802.1p Class of Service
Per port provides 4 priority queues
Port Base, Tag Base and Type of Service Priority
Supports 802.1 Q Tag VLAN
Double Tag VLAN*
Private VLAN*
Bandwidth ControlIngress Packet Filter and Egress Rate Limit
Broadcast/Multicast Packet Filter Control
SecurityPort Security: MAC address entries/filter
IP Sercurity: IP address security management to prevent unauthorized intruder
Login Security: IEEE802.1X / RADIUS
Port MirroringMonitor traffic in switched network
TX Packet only
RX Packet only
Both of TX and RX Packet
System Event LogSystem Log Server/ Client
SMTP e-mail Alert
Relay Alarm Output System Events
SNMP Trap Device cold start
Power status
Authentication failure
X-Ring topology changed
Port Link up/Link down
IGMPWith Query mode for Multi Media Application
Configuration downloads and uploadsTFTP Firmware Update and System Configure Restore and Backup

StandardsIEEE 802.3 10Base-T Ethernet
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX
IEEE802.3ab 1000Base-T
IEEE802.3z Gigabit fiber
IEEE802.3x Flow Control and Back PressureIEEE802.3ad Port trunk with LACP
IEEE802.1d Spanning Tree/ IEEE802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree
StandardsIEEE802.1p Class of Service
IEEE 802.1x User Authentication (Radius)
IEEE802.1ab LLDP**
RFC StandardsRFC Standards
Switch ArchitectureBack-plane (Switching Fabric): 5.6Gbps
Packet throughput ability (Full-Duplex): 8.3Mpps @64bytes
Transfer Rate14,880pps for Ethernet port
148,800pps for Fast Ethernet port
1,488,000pps for Gigabit Fiber Ethernet port
Packet Buffer1Mbits
Mac Address8K MAC address table
Flash ROM4Mbytes
Connectors10/ 100TX: 8 x ports RJ-45 with Auto MDI/ MDI-X function
Gigabit fiber: 2 x Mini-GBIC socket.
RS-232 connector: RJ-45 type
Network Cable10Base-T: 2-pair UTP/STP Cat. 3, 4, 5 cableEIA/TIA-568 100-ohm (100m)
100Base-TX: 2-pair UTP/STP Cat. 5/ 5E cableEIA/TIA-568 100-ohm (100m)
Optical CableLC(Multi-mode): 50/125um~62.5/125um
LC(Single mode): 9/125um~10/125um
Available distance: 2KM (Multi-mode) / 30KM (single-mode)
Wavelength: 1310nm (multi-mode/ single mode)
LEDSPer unit: Power (Green), Power 1 (Green), Power 2 (Green), Fault (Yellow), Master (Green)
8 port 10/100: Link/Activity (Green), Full duplex/Collision (Yellow)
Giga port: Link/Activity
Power SupplyInput Power Isolation design for Telcom application, Pass Hi-Pot test~1.5KV
DC 24 ~48V, Redundant power with polarity reverse protect function and connective removable terminal block for master and slave power
Case DimensionIP-30, 72mm (W) x 105mm (D) x 152mm (H)
Operating Humidity5% to 95% (Non-condensing)
Operating Temperature0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F) ; Wide Operating Temperature (-40°C~75°C)
Storage Temperature-40 ~ 85°C
Number of FansNil (0)
InstallationProvides DIN rail kit and wall mount ear for wall mount or DIN-type cabinet install
EMIFCC Class A, CE EN6100-4-2, CE EN6100-4-3, CE EN-6100-4-4,
CE EN6100-4-5, CE EN6100-4-6, EN6100-4-8, EN6100-4-11
SafetyUL, cUL, CE/EN60950-1
Stability TestingIEC60068-2-32 (Free fall), IEC60068-2-27 (Shock), IEC60068-2-6 (Vibration)
ManagementSNMP v1 v2c, v3/ Web/Telnet/CLI/Menu Driven Management
IEEE 802.1Q Tag VLAN (256 entries)/ VLAN ID (Up to 4K, VLAN ID can be assigned from 1 to 4096.)
GVRP (256 Groups)
Double Tag VLAN *
Private VLAN *
Port Trunk with LACPLACP Port Trunk: 4 Trunk groups/Maximum 4 trunk members
LLDPSupports LLDP to allow switch to advise its identification and capability on the LAN
Spanning TreeSupports IEEE802.1d Spanning Tree and IEEE802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree
X-RingSupports X-Ring, Dual Homing, and Couple Ring
Provides redundant backup feature with fault detection time below 10ms
Quality of ServiceThe quality of service determined by port, Tag and IPv4 Type of service, IPv4/ IPv6Different Service
Class of ServiceSupports IEEE802.1p class of service, per port provides 4 priority queues
Port SecuritySupports 100 entries of MAC address for static MAC and another 100 for MAC filter
Port MirrorSupports 3 mirroring types: “RX, TX and Both packet”.
IGMPSupports IGMP snooping v1,v2
256 multicast groups and IGMP query
Login SecuritySupports IEEE802.1X Authentication/ RADIUS
IP SecuritySupports 10 IP addresses that have permission to access the switch management and to prevent unauthorized intruder.
Bandwidth ControlSupports ingress packet filter and egress packet limited
The egress rate control supports all of packet type and the limit rates are 100K~250Mbps
Bandwidth ControlIngress filter packet type combination rules are Broadcast/Multicast/Unknown Unicast packet, Broadcast/Multicast packet, Broadcast packet only and all of packet. The packet filter rate can be set from 100k to 250Mbps
Flow ControlSupports Flow Control for Full-duplex and Back Pressure for Half-duplex
System LogSupports System log record and remote system log server
SMTPSupports SMTP Server and 6 e-mail accounts for receiving event alert
Relay AlarmProvides one relay output for port breakdown, power fail and alarm
Alarm Relay current carry ability: 1A @ DC24V
SNMP TrapsUp to 3 Trap stations
Cold start, Port link up, Port link down, Authentication Failure, Private Trap for power status, Port Alarm configuration, Fault alarm, X-ring topology change
DHCPProvides DHCP Client/ DHCP Server/ IP Relay functions
DNSProvides DNS client feature and supports Primary and Secondary DNS server.
SNTPSupports SNTP to synchronize system clock in Internet
Firmware UpdateSupports TFTP firmware update, TFTP backup and restore.
Configuration upload and downloadSupports text format configuration file for system quick installation
Notes* In future release
** Optional

Ordering Information

Model NameDescription
IFE-8T2GMXE8 port 10/100Tx and 2Mini GBIC Industrial Ethernet switch,
-400C to +750C operating temperature with X-Ring Support


IFE 8T2GB MXE Datasheet

Related Information: The CaseView Enhanced Management Module (EMM)

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