PIGE-8T-2S-G Managed Industrial 10 Gigabit Port PoE+ Ethernet Switch

Managed Industrial 10 Gigabit Port PoE+ Ethernet Switch

PIGE-8T-2S-G Managed Industrial 10 Gigabit Port PoE+ Ethernet Switch

The Case Communications  PIGE-8T-2S-G is a managed Industrial 10 Gigabit Port PoE + Switch with 8 x 10/100/1000Mbps PoE / PoE+  Ports which support IEEE 802.3af/at providing up to 30 watts per port and 2 x 100 / 1000 SFP Ports

As a PoE device the PIGE-8T-2S-G can automatically detect and identify any equipment that meets the PoE standards and supplies power to that device

The PIGE-8T-2S-G supports a variety of redundancy protocols such as STP / RSTP / MSTP as well as G.8032 *ERPS) allowing communications to be recovered quickly in the even of a network failure ensuring uninterrupted communications for mission critical applications.

The PIGE-8T-2S-G is managed via a Web Interface CLI or SNMP Management System such as CaseView.

PIGE-8T-2S-G Industrial 10 Gigabit Port PoE+ Ethernet Switch Highlights

10/100/1000 TX ports8 x PoE / PoE Plus
Fibre Gigabit ports2 Gigabit SFP
SwitchingLayer 2
Backplane / PPS20 Gbps forwarding rate 14.8Mbps
G.8032 SupportUp to 255 rings, 1024 devices per ring
Alarm outputRelay Port
PSU48 ~ 57vdc

PIGE 8T 2S G – Managed Industrial 10 Gigabit Port PoE+ Ethernet Switch Ring Technology

The PIGE-8T-2S-G uses standard Spanning Tree, Rapid Spanning Tree and Multiple Spanning Tree for network resilience in addition it can also use G.8032 Enhanced Ring Protection Protocol to provide self healing in under 50ms and support upto 255 rings.

Ethernet Ring Protection Switching, (or ERPS),  has been devised by ITU-T under G.8032 Recommendation to provide sub-50ms protection and recovery switching for Ethernet traffic in a ring topology

Because previous ring protocols could very occasionally be subject to Ethernet crashes when the switch acting as the ‘Ring Master’ switch would close its management break when there was no break in the ring, and so caused an Ethernet loop and the ring to crash.

There are two versions of G8032


In ERPS there is a central node called RPL Owner Node which blocks one of the ports to ensure that there is no loop formed for the Ethernet traffic. The link blocked by the RPL owner node is called the Ring Protection Link or RPL. The node at the other end of the RPL is known as RPL Neighbor Node. It uses R-APS control messages to coordinate the activities of switching on/off the RPL link.

Any failure along the ring triggers a R-APS(SF) (R-APS signal fail) message along both directions from the nodes adjacent to the failed link after these nodes have blocked the port facing the failed link. On obtaining this message, RPL owner unblocks the RPL port. (Note that a single link failure anywhere in the ring ensures a loop free topology.)

During the recovery phase when the failed link gets restored the nodes adjacent to the restored link send R-APS(NR) (R-APS no request) messages. On obtaining this message, the RPL owner block the RPL port and then sends a R-APS(NR,RB) (R-APS no request, RPL blocked) message. This will cause all other nodes other than RPL owner in the ring to unblock all the blocked ports.

This protocol is robust enough to work for unidirectional failure and multiple link failure scenarios in a ring topology. It includes a mechanism to force switch (FS) or manual switch (MS) which is used in field maintenance scenarios.


Version 2 of G.8032 introduced many additional features, such as:

  • Multi-ring/ladder network support
  • Revertive/ Non-revertive mode after the condition that is causing the switch has been cleared
  • Administrative commands: Forced Switch (FS), Manual Switch (MS) for blocking a particular ring port
  • Flush FDB (Filtering database) Logic, which significantly reduces amount of flush FDB operations in the ring
  • Support of multiple ERP instances on a single ring

The Case Communications PIGE-8T-2S-G supports G.8032 v2.

PIGE 8T 2S G Managed Industrial 10 Gigabit Port PoE+ Ethernet Switch Security

The Case Communications PIGE-8T-2S-G  supports layer 2 to layer 4 packet filtering. It can match the first 80 bytes of a message, and also has filtering based on the source MAC Address, destination MAC Address, source IP Address, destination IP Address, IP Protocol type, TCP / UDP Port, TCP / UDP Port VLAN and other definitions.


The Case Communications PIGE 8T-2S-G records events in its system log and it also has the following diagnostic tests

Ping Tests  
IP Address The destination IP Address that the ping will be sent to
Ping Length The payload size of the Ping, a number between 1 and 1452 with a default of 56
Ping Count The number of times that the switch will send the Ping
Ping Interval The time between sending each Ping

Cable Diagnostics

The PIGE 8T 2S-G cable diagnostics perform tests on the  10/100/1000Base-T copper cables. Because the diagnostic has the ability to identify the cable length and operating conditions it can isolate a variety of common faults, that can occur on twisted pair cable.

CPU Load –  measured as an average over the last 100ms at 1 second and 10 second intervals

Hardware Specification

Technical Specifications
Physical Ports
Tx Ports8 x 10/100/1000 Tx PoE / PoE+ ports
Fibre Ports2 x 100/1000Mbps SFP Fibre ports
Console Port1 x RS232 Console port (115,200Bps)
Physical Characteristics
Packet Buffer4MB
Maximum Packet sizeUp to 10K
MAC Address Table8K
Transmission modeStore and Foreward (full / half duplex)
PerformanceBackplane 20Gbps, packet rate 14.8Mpps, Transit delay <7ps
Power Information
Power Connectors for Power InPhoenix terminal DC Seat
Redundant Power Input48 ~ 50vdc
Power Supply PinsPins 1 / 2 (+), Pins 3 / 6 (-) 4-core power supply
Overload protectionCompliant
Reverse connection protectionCompliant
Power ConsumptionStandby 10 Watts, full load (8 portsPoE+) 240 watts
Physical Properties
Colling Natural fanless cooling
Dimensions165mm (h) x 148mm (d) x 54mm (w)
InstallationDIN Rail / Wall Mounted
Weight<0.8Kg / with packaging <1.2Kg
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature-40C ~ +80C
Operating Humidity5% ~ 90% Non-condensing
Storage Temperature-40C ~ +85C

Software Specification

Technical Specifications
Support for IEEE802.3x Flow Control
Support for Broadcast storm suppression based on port data rate
Port FacilitiesPort speed limiting for incoming and offline traffic with minimum packet rate of 64Kbps
Support for Port temperature settings
Support for Port EEE Green Ethernet energy saving configuration
PoE ManagementSupport for total power limit configuration on PoE Power Supply
Support for PoE Output power allocations per port, close / start af/at
Supports PoE output priority configuration per port
Supports for PoE work status per port display
Supports power delay start
Supports PoE work and time scheduling
Layer 3 FeaturesSupport for L2+ network management features
Support for IPv4 / IPv6 management
Support for layer 3 soft routing forwarding
Support for different network segments, communications between different VLANS is supported
Support for Static Routing / default routing
128 / 1024 ARP Software forwarding
VLANSupport for port based VLANS (4K), IEEE 802.1q
Support for protocol based VLANS
Support for Voice based VLANS
Support for MAC based VLANS
Support for Access, Trunk, Hybrid types of port configuration
Support for Q-in-Q
Port AggregationSupport for LACP
Support for static polymerisation
Support for 8 aggregation groups, each aggregation group supports 8 ports
Spanning TreeSupport for STP (IEEE802.1d)
Support for RSTP (IEEE 802.1w)
Support for MSTP (IEEE 802.1s)
Industrial Ring ProtocolSupports G.8032 (ERPS) with a maximum of 255 loops, and 1024 devices per ring. Self healing time less than 20ms
MulticastSupports IGMP Snooping V1 / V2 and 1024 multicast groups
Support for users quick departure mechanism
Supports MLD Snooping V1 / V2
Supports Multicast VLANS
Port MirroringBi-directional traffic mirroring support
Quality of ServiceSupport for Diff-Serv QoS
Each port supports 8 output queues
Support for 802.1p / DSCP priority mapping
Support for queue scheduling mechanism (SP, WRR, SP+WRR)
Support for priorty tag Marking / remarking
Support for stream based packet filtering
Support for stream based redirection
Supports flow based speed limiting.
ACLSupport for L2 to L4 packet filtering, matches the first 80 byte of the message
Filtering based on source MAC Address, destination MAC Address, Source IP address, destination IP Address, Protocol type, TCP / UDP Port, TCP/UDP Port range, VLANS and other definitions, Support for ACL based VLANS
Safety CharacteristicsUser configurable management and password protection
Support for IEEE802.1x authentication / Centralised MAC Address authentication
Support for AAA & RADIUS Authentication
Support for MAC Address learning
Support for MAC Address black hole
Support for SSH 2.0 to provide secure passwords for user logins
Support for SSL for secure data transmission
Support for port isolation
Suppot for speed limiting based on ARP Messages
DHCPSupport for DHCP Client
Support for DHCP Snooping
Support for DHCP Server
Support for DHCP Relay
Management and maintenanceSupport for Console / AUX / Modem / Telnet/ SSH2.0 CLI Command Line
Secure web management (HTTPS)
Support for FTP, TFTP, X-Modem, SFTP file download management
Support for SNMP V1 / V2C / V3
Support for an NTP Clock
Support for link layer discovery protocol LLDP
DiagnosticsSystem Log
Ping Detection
Cable status detection
CPU Utilisation
Standards and certificationsCE Mark: CE/LVD, EN 60950: FCC Part 15 Class B RoHS
Lightning Protection6KV / 8 / 20us
Lightning protection LevelIEC61000-4-2 (ESD) +/- 8kV contact discharge, +/- 1.5kV air discharge
IEC61000-4-3 (RS): 10V/m (80 ~ 100Mhz)
IEC61000-4-4 (EFT) Power cable +/- 4kV: data cable +/- 2kV
IEC61000-4-5 (Surge): power cable: CM+/-4kV DM +/- 2kV data cable +/- 4kV
IEC61000-4-6 (Radio frequency transmission): 10V (150kHz # 80 Mhz)
IEC61000-4-8 (power frequency magnetic field): 100A/m; 1000A/m, 1s to 3s
IEC6100-4-9 (Pulsed magnetic field): 1000A/m
IEC61000-4-10 (damped oscillation): 30A/m 1 Mhz
IEC61000-4-12 (Shockwave): CM 2.5kV, DM 1kV
IEC610004016 (common-mode transmission): 30V; 300V, 1s
FCC Partt 15 / CISPR 22 (EN55022): Class A
IEC61000-6-2 (Common Industrial Standard
Mechanical PropertiesIEC60068-2-6 (Anti-Vibration)
IEC60068-2-27 (anti-shock)
IEC60068-2-32 (Free Fall)

Ordering Information

PIGE-8T-2S-G8 x 10/100/1000Tx PoE Ports TX + 2 x Gigabit SFP Ports Industrial POE Switch. Ext temp -40oC to +75oC

PIGE 8T-2S-G Data sheet 1.11.2020 (5 downloads)

For more information please contact Case Communications