STRIDE is the AutomationDirect line of rugged unmanaged and managed Ethernet switches and media converters. Designed with our PLC, HMI and drive customers in mind, STRIDE Ethernet switches are specifically built for industrial environments. With a STRIDE industrial Ethernet switch on an isolated control LAN, you can reduce data collisions that slow down your network.
STRIDE Ethernet switches automatically determine and remember the devices connected to each port and route messages only through the appropriate ports. Install STRIDE Ethernet switches and your Ethernet control network will maintain more consistent cycle times even under heavy I/O and data exchange.
For industrial applications where temperatures can change from freezing to sweltering heat, the STRIDE line offers Ethernet switches that are designed for standard industrial environments, as well as the most extreme industrial environments.
The rugged metal housing Ethernet switch models offer superior EMC performance and corrosion-resistance while also allowing you to choose various mounting methods for your application.
STRIDE Ethernet switch models offer a variety of Fiber Optic connections. Fiber optic cables are immune to electrical and magnetic interference and cannot be damaged by induced voltage transients. Fiber optic cabling not only enhances reliability, it saves time you might have spent tracking down those nasty communications problems caused by electrical interference. Also, your network distance is greatly increased when using Fiber optic cabling.
All unmanaged switch models offer multiple 10/100BaseT RJ45 Ethernet ports; several include fiber optic connections with SC fiber optic connector and ST connector versions.
The Stride SE2 series of unmanaged Ethernet switches includes new models with Gigabit Ethernet, higher port count (up to 18 ports), SFP options and PoE
STRIDE managed switches are especially beneficial in an industrial network application. Supported features such as SNMP, IGMP, VLAN, QOS and network redundancy, allow networks to be configured and managed in a way that assures the highest performance levels.
The Stride SE2 series of managed Ethernet switches includes new models with Gigabit Ethernet, higher port count (up to 18 ports), and SFP options. ... New!
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