What is the Cisco IE switch?
Cisco IE switch means the Cisco Industrial Ethernet switch, which is designed for rugged environments and to meet the specific needs of industries such as smart cities, machine building, manufacturing, and more.
Cisco IE switches family provide various platforms, such as IE1000 switches, IE2000 series, IE3000 series, IE3000 rugged series, IE4000 and IE5000 switches.
As there are about 6 series of IE switches, what are their differences?
In this blog, you will find the comparison.
Overview of Cisco IE switches series
Cisco Industrial Ethernet (IE) 1000 switches are small form factor switches designed for rugged environments and to meet the specific needs of industries such as smart cities, machine building, manufacturing, and more. These secure, easy-to-manage switches extend the Ethernet technology to connect end points that used to be unreachable.
The Cisco® Industrial Ethernet 2000 (IE 2000) Series is a range of compact, ruggedized access switches that handle security, voice, and video traffic across industrial networks. They provide customers in industries such as automotive, oil and gas, mining, transportation, and energy with highly secure access and industry-leading convergence using Cisco Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP).
Cisco IE 3000 Series Switches: Multilayer switching modular platform that includes a main module and expansion modules so you can scale the configuration up to 26 Ethernet interfaces. A fixed 19-inch, one rack unit model is also available, the Cisco IE 3010 Series Switches
Cisco Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged Series switches feature advanced, full Gigabit Ethernet speed for rich real-time data – and a modular, optimized design. These Cisco rugged switches bring simplicity, flexibility and security to the network edge, and are optimized for size, power and performance. From their end-to-end security architecture to delivering centralized automation and scale with Cisco intent-based networking, the Cisco Catalyst IE3x00 family is the perfect solution to your switching needs in almost any use case.
The Cisco Industrial Ethernet (IE) 4000 Series delivers Gigabit connectivity to Cisco ruggedized switching portfolio with superior high-bandwidth switching capacity and proven Cisco IOS Software. The IE 4000 Series provides highly secure access and industry-leading convergence ring protocols to support resilient and scalable networks while adhering to industry compliance requirements.
The Cisco Industrial Ethernet (IE) 5000 Series Switches with four 10 Gigabit or four 1 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks and 24 Gigabit Ethernet downlinks is a rack mount, ruggedized switch that provides Layer 2 and Layer 3 line rate aggregation and copper Power over Ethernet (PoE) connectivity in the harshest of industrial environments.
Specifications of Cisco IE switches series
This two tables show the comparison of IE switches.
|Product Family||1000||2000||2000U||2000 IP67|
|Number of Models||4||25||7||5|
|Copper Ports||8 FE||16 FE||16 FE||24 FE/16 FE + 2 GE|
|SFP Ports||2 GE||2 GE||2 GE||–|
|Combination Ports||/||2 FE/GE||2 FE/GE||–|
|PoE/PoE+||Yes (8)||Yes (4)||Yes (4)||Yes (8)|
|Mechanical Form Factor||DIN rail||DIN rail||DIN rail||Wall mountable|
|Maximum Dimensions H x W x D (inches and mm)||127mm H x 45.7mm W x 115mm D||130 mm x 127 mm x 134 mm||130 mm x 127 mm x 134 mm||241.7 mm x 374.8 mm x 81.5 mm|
|Maximum Weight||0.84 kg||1.97 kg)||1.97 kg||4.02 kg|
|Number of Models||2||2 base and 6 expansion||2||12||1|
|Copper Ports||24 FE||24 FE||24 FE||16 FE/1 6 GE||12 FE/GE|
|SFP Ports||12 FE||12 FE||12 FE||16 FE/G E||12 FE/GE + 4 GE/10G|
|Combination Ports||2 GE||2 GE||2 GE||4 GE|
|PoE/PoE+||Yes (12)||Yes (8)||Yes (12)||Yes (8)||Yes (12)|
|Mechanical Form Factor||19 inches||DIN rail||19 inches||DIN rail||19inches|
|Maximum Dimensions H x W x D (inches and mm)||44.5 mm x 445 mm x 356 mm)||147 mm x 152 mm x 112 mm||44.5 mm x 445 mm x 356 mm||155.4 mm x 155.4 mm x 129.2 mm||44.5mm x 445mm x 356 mm|
|Maximum Weight||4.5 kg||2.0 kg||4.5 kg||2.88 kg||6.2 kg|
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- Cisco Industrial Ethernet 1000 Switches
- Cisco Industrial Ethernet 2000 Switches
- Cisco Industrial Ethernet 3000 Switches
- Cisco Catalyst IE3000 Rugged Switches
- Cisco Industrial Ethernet 4000 Switches
- Cisco Industrial Ethernet 5000 Switches