Moxa's EDS-G500E Series of industrial Ethernet switches is designed to simplify upgrading an existing large-scale network to Gigabit speed, or building a new full Gigabit backbone. The switches are equipped with 8, 12, or 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports and up to 4 fiber optic ports. The new series is designed to give industrial operators peace of mind with robust engineering that withstands harsh conditions and prevents unplanned system downtime. In addition to Level 4 EMS protection to repel electromagnetic interference, severe shock/vibration resistance, and a new thermal fin design that can reduce switch temperatures (5°C or more), the switch will be available with Class 1, Div. 2/ATEX Zone 2 ratings for safe use in petrochemical facilities, processing plants and other classified areas. Like other managed switch offerings from Moxa, the EDS-G500 will also feature redundant Ethernet Turbo Ring, Turbo Chain, RSTP/STP, and MSTP to increase system reliability and the availability of the network backbone.