MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comtrol Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial device connectivity products, today announced the release of new editions to its family of RocketLinx industrial grade switches. In addition to the rugged design and enhanced reliability characterized by the Comtrol RocketLinx brand, the new RocketLinx ES8105-XT and ES8108-XT industrial Ethernet switch lines feature UL-certified compliance with the NEC Class I Division 2 (CID2) classification. The stringent CID2 rating certifies these RocketLinx switch models for operation in environments such as oil and gas refineries and tank storage facilities where explosive gases may be present under abnormal circumstances.
“The industrial features and rugged design of our RocketLinx Ethernet switches make them a popular choice for agriculture, waste water as well as oil, gas, and pipeline monitoring applications,” commented David Boldt, Comtrol Director of Product Management. “With the new Class I Division 2 certified ES8105-XT and ES8108-XT switches our oil and gas customers now have a qualified solution for extending network deployments into the more hazardous-rated areas of plants and refineries.”
Switches in the RocketLinx ES8105-XT and ES8108-XT series are suitable for a wide range of industrial applications and include models with compact DIN-rail mount enclosures, five or eight Fast Ethernet ports and Single-Mode and Multi-Mode fiber connections. All models support a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to 75°C, and feature rugged IP31-rated aluminum enclosures, an alarm relay for event notification, and wide DC input voltage ranges.
About Comtrol Corporation
For more than 30 years, Comtrol Corporation has been a manufacturer and provider of quality networking and industrial data communication products, specializing in industrial Ethernet and device connectivity. With representation across North America, EMEA, Asia and Latin America, Comtrol sells RocketLinx® industrial grade Ethernet and Power over Ethernet switches, DeviceMaster® Ethernet device servers and gateways and RocketPort® multiport serial cards through distributors, resellers and integrators worldwide. Providing exceptional product and technical support, Comtrol establishes solutions for a wide range of security, energy, industrial automation and traffic and transportation applications. For more information, contact Comtrol Corporation at 800‐926‐6876 or visit www.comtrol.com.