How Tough is Advantech’s EKI Managed Ethernet Switch?
Customer Testimonial: Rugged EKI Switch Housing Survives Traffic Cabinet Accident
According to the customer, the damage was very extensive and the entire cabinet folded in like a hard taco shell, but the customer wanted to see how the contents of the cabinet held up. With the help of a few co-workers, three 4x4 boards and a saw, he managed to retrieve the EKI switch.
“I didn’t expect it to power on, but much to my surprise it not only powered on, but I was able to log into it via one of the copper ports,” he said. Other areas were damaged, such as the SFP slots, but he noted that it was “reasonable given the obvious signs of a large amount of force having been applied to the face of the unit.” But also to the customer’s surprise, the damage to the housing unit was minimal. “Kudos on a truly rugged switch,” the customer said.
The EKI-7720G series also supports a Network Management System to help IT managers with networking maintenance and failure prevention. Finally, the EKI-7720G series is equipped with X-Ring Pro which can achieve ultra-high speed recovery time to ensure network stability.