The new unmanaged switches for field installation expand the product range of Ethernet switches from Phoenix Contact. The new 1608 and 1708 variants of the FL SWITCH 1000 product family feature the IP65/IP66/IP67 degrees of protection and make it easier to integrate distributed sensors, actuators, cameras, and I/O stations into the network.
The rugged housing design provides nearly unlimited options for choosing a mounting position. The flexible M12 connection technology lets the user choose between using classic M12 connectors with screw connection and the M12 PUSH-PULL fast locking system from Phoenix Contact. The unmanaged switches support the Quality of Service (QoS) functionalities of the FL Switch 1000 product series for customary use of automation protocol prioritization.