RSG2288 NC

Product Description


The RuggedSwitch® RSG2288 is an industrially hardened, fully managed, modular Gigabit Ethernet switch specifically designed to operate reliably in electrically harsh and climatically demanding utility substation and industrial environments. The RSG2288 features the IEEE 1588 v2 protocol with hardware time stamping allowing high precision time synchronization over the Ethernet network and conversion to IRIG-B for non-1588 devices. The RSG2288’s superior rugged hardware design coupled with the embedded Rugged Operating System (ROS®) provides improved system reliability, and advanced cyber security and networking features making it ideal for creating mission-critical, Gigabit networks or aggregating switches into a Gigabit backbone.

The RSG2288’s modular flexibility offers 100FX or 1000BaseX fiber and 10/100/1000BaseTX copper port combinations. Support for front or rear mount connectors coupled with support for multiple fiber connector types (SFP, GBIC, LC, SC) without loss of port density makes the RSG2288 highly versatile and suitable for any application. The RSG2288 is packaged in a rugged galvanized steel enclosure with industrial grade DIN, panel, or 19” rackmount mounting options.

Product Features & Specs


Ethernet Ports

  • up to 9-Gigabit Ethernet ports - copper and/or fiber
  • up to 9 100FX Fiber Fast Ethernet ports
  • 2 port modules for tremendous flexibility
  • Supports many types of fiber (Multimode, singlemode, bidirectional single strand)
  • Non-blocking, store and forward switching
  • Long haul optics allow Gigabit distances up to 70km
  • Multiple connector types 
    (LC, SC, SFP, GBIC)

Precision Timing

  • IEEE 1588 v2 with hardware time stamping on all ports
  • IEEE 1588 v2 to IRIG-B conversion
  • Transparent clock operation for high precision on switched networks (better than 1µs accuracy, typically 100ns)
  • High precision TCXO (Temperature Compensated Oscillator)
  • Supports master, slave and transparent clock

Cyber Security

  • Passwords - Multi-level user passwords secures switch against unauthorized configuration
  • SSH / SSL - Extends capability of password protection to add 128-bit encryption of passwords and data as they cross the network
  • Enable/Disable Ports - Capability to disable ports so that traffic can not pass
  • 802.1q VLAN - Provides the ability to logically segregate traffic between predefined ports on switches
  • MAC Based Port Security - The ability to secure ports on a switch so only specific Devices / MAC addresses can communicate via that port
  • 802.1x Port Based Network Access Control - The ability to lock down ports on a switch so that only authorized clients can communicate via this port
  • RADIUS - authentication service using MD5 hash and providing centralized password management
  • SNMPv3 - encrypted authentication access security and data encryption (CBC-DES with 56-bit encryption key)
  • Secure Socket Layer - Web-based management using SSL with data encryption (128-bit encryption key)
  • RSA – 1024 bit key for key management and key exchange
  • TACACS+ - Terminal Access Control and Accounting Services Client provides encrypted authentication and authorization
  • Point to Point (PPP) - using CHAP (MD5 Hash) authentication service
  • SFTP - Secure File Transfer Protocol using SSH encryption

RuggedRated™ for Reliability in Harsh Environments

  • Immunity to EMI and heavy electrical surges
    • Zero-Packet-Loss™ Technology
    • Meets IEEE 1613 Class 2 (electric utility substations)
    • Exceeds IEC 61850-3 (electric utility substations)
    • Exceeds IEC 61800-3 (variable speed drive systems)
    • Exceeds IEC 61000-6-2 (generic industrial)
    • Exceeds NEMA TS-2 (traffic control equipment)
  • -40°C to +85°C operating temperature (no fans)
  • Conformal coated printed circuit boards (optional)
  • 18 AWG galvanized steel enclosure
  • Hazardous Location Certification: Class 1 Division 2

Rugged Operating System (ROS®) Features

  • Simple plug and play operation - automatic learning, negotiation, and crossover detection
  • RSTP (802.1w) and Enhanced Rapid Spanning Tree (eRSTP™) network fault recovery (<5ms)
  • Quality of Service (802.1p) for real-time traffic
  • VLAN (802.1Q) with double tagging and GVRP support
  • Link aggregation (802.3ad)
  • IGMP Snooping for multicast filtering
  • Port Rate Limiting and Broadcast Storm Limiting
  • Port configuration, status, statistics, mirroring, security
  • Loss of link management on fiber ports
  • SNTP time synchronization (client and server)
  • Industrial automation features (eg. Modbus)

Management Tools

  • Web-based, Telnet, CLI management interfaces
  • SNMP v1/v2/v3 (56-bit encryption)
  • Remote Monitoring (RMON)
  • Rich set of diagnostics with logging and alarms

Universal Power Supply Options

  • Fully integrated, dual-redundant (optional) power supplies
  • Universal high voltage range: 88-300VDC or 85-264VAC
  • Popular low voltage ranges: 24VDC (10-36VDC), 48VDC (36-72VDC)
  • Screw or pluggable terminal blocks available
  • Terminal blocks for reliable maintenance free connections
  • CSA/UL 60950 safety approved to +85°C