Advantech Expands Industrial Switch Product Line with EKI-9600 Layer 3 Managed Switches

Posted by Ken Ott on Oct 31, 2017 7:11:00 AM

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Cincinnati, Ohio, October 31, 2017 – Advantech, a leader in industrial IoT solutions, has expanded its industrial switch product offerings with the introduction of the newly released EKI-9600 switch. The EKI-9600 switch is a L3 Managed Gigabit Switch that supports static routing and network address translation (NAT) features, enabling an easier and faster setup for network backbones at a lower cost.  

“As connectivity demands continue to grow in the IoT era, constructing a robust network architecture has become a complex task for information technology and operations technology professionals,” said Frank Tseng, Product Manager at Advantech’s iConnectivity Group. “The new EKI-9600 switch is designed to address the issue of growing network bandwidth requirements head-on by providing mission-critical capabilities to help users build proper network segmentation to achieve better network performance at a lower cost.” 

With the support of static routing, the EKI-9600 can provide routing between different segmented networks, which not only helps prevent network traffic over-flooding but also maximizes the performance of each network. In addition, with NAT capability, users can better manage their IP resources, increase IP management efficiency, and further ensure network security.


The EKI-9600 switch is available in two models: the EKI-9612G and the EKI 9628G. The EKI-9612G is a DIN-rail L3 managed switch that comes with eight Gigabit ports and four SFP (mini-GBIC) ports, while the EKI-9628G is a rackmount L3 managed switch, offering up to 24 Gigabit ports and four Gigabit combo ports. Both models are equipped with Advantech’s Gigabit X-Ring Pro redundancy technology, which offers an ultra-high-speed recovery time of less than 20 ms, thus ensuring network stability.

“Advantech’s iConnectivity Group is devoted to providing our customers with a wide array of industrial communication and networking product solutions to harness the power of industrial IoT. We are delighted to expand our product offerings with the introduction of Advantech’s EKI-9600 L3 Managed Switch to reinforce our mission to provide secure and efficient industrial communication networks,” said Alpha Chen, Advantech’s Vice President of iConnectivity Group.

Advantech’s EKI-9600 L3 Managed Gigabit Switch is available now. For pricing and details on the product features, please contact your local Advantech sales representative. Further information can also be found on the EKI-9612G and EKI-9628G online product pages.


About Advantech

Advantech has the corporate vision to "Enable an Intelligent Planet". The company is a global leader in the fields of IoT intelligent systems and embedded platforms. To embrace the trends of IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence, Advantech promotes IoT hardware and software solutions with the Edge Intelligence WISE-PaaS core to assist business partners and clients in connecting their industrial chains. Advantech is also working with business partners to co-create business ecosystems that accelerate the goal of industrial intelligence. (www.advantech.com)

Topics: Industrial Communication, IIOT, EKI, Layer 3, managed switch, switches, industrial switches, networking

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