GarrettCom Introduces 32-Port Industrial Switch for Fiber-Rich IP Security Deployments

FREMONT, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Magnum(TM) 6K32F Industrial Managed Switch offers maximum fiber-port configurability in a hardened rack-mount package for industrial IP security deployment. GarrettCom(TM), Inc.'s managed Ethernet switch offers up to 32 10/100 fiber or copper ports and 8 Gigabit (Gb) ports in a space-efficient package. Port configurations include Power over Ethernet for deployment of security devices in areas where it's too expensive or difficult to deploy AC power wiring.

Fiber is the cabling media of choice in industrial networking because of its superiority in areas such as noise-immunity, distance, security, bandwidth, ground loops control, and overall network reliability.

By far the most popular IP-based security device is the video camera. IP-based video greatly reduces the cost of a video security system, and it simplifies the deployment and monitoring of video cameras. The average data rate for a video surveillance camera is between 2 and 4 Megabits (Mb) per second. A 100 Mb network switch running over fiber media can handle up to 25 cameras. The same fiber can support 1 Gigabit (Gb) switches, which makes it possible to support many more cameras on a single fiber cable.

The Magnum 6K32F Managed Fiber Switch comes with comprehensive LAN software support, network management security and ease-of-use features. The four configuration slots in the Magnum 6K32F support more than 30 port modules offering a comprehensive variety of port types and combinations, and a wide variety of power options. Conformal coating for high-moisture or corrosive environments is available. For more information, see

About GarrettCom

GarrettCom, Inc., Fremont, Calif., is an industry leader in providing networking solutions for challenging industrial environments, including manufacturing, power utility substations, telecommunications, oil and gas facilities, traffic control and video surveillance. The company's products provide a comprehensive industrial network architecture encompassing a switched Ethernet core, distributed edge devices for both Ethernet and Serial protocols, and secured connections to various WAN services. For more information on GarrettCom and its products, visit

Magnum and GarrettCom are trademarks of GarrettCom, Inc. Ethernet is a trademark of Xerox Corp.

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