Monday, March 27, 2023

RuggedBackbone™ RX5000



The RuggedBackbone™ RX5000 is a high port density routing and switching platform, designed to operate in harsh environments. The RuggedBackbone™ can withstand high levels of electromagnetic interference, radio frequency interference and a wide temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. This platform is designed to meet the challenging climatic and environmental demands found in utility, industrial and military network applications.

The RX5000’s superior ruggedized hardware design coupled with the embedded ROX™II operating system provides improved system reliability when your network needs it the most. The cyber security and networking features make it ideally suited for creating secure Ethernet networks for mission critical, real-time, control applications.

The RX5000 is a scalable, field replaceable, hotswappable*, modular platform which provides its users with the ability to change the RuggedBackbone™ as their network grows or their needs change.


Ethernet Ports

  • Up to 96 10/100TX + 2 10/100/1000TX copper ports
  • Up to 48 100FX optical ports
  • Up to 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Long-haul optics allow distances up to 90km
  • Multiple connector types (ST, MTRJ, LC, SC)

Cyber Security Features

  • Multi-level passwords
  • SSH/SSL encryption
  • Enable/disable ports, MAC based port security
  • VLAN (802.1Q) to segregate and secure network traffic

RuggedRated™ for Reliability in Harsh Environments

  • Immunity to EMI and high voltage electrical transients
    • Zero-Packet-Loss Technology
    • Meets IEEE 1613 (electric utility substations)
    • Exceeds IEC 61850-3 (electric utility substations)
    • Exceeds IEC 61800-3 (variable speed drive systems)
    • Exceeds IEC 61000-6-2(generic industrial environment)
  • -40°C to +85°C operating temperature (no fans)
  • Conformal coated printed circuit boards (optional)

ROX™II Software Features

  • Next Generation of ROX™
  • Simple plug and play operation – automatic learning, negotiation, and crossover detection
  • MSTP 802.1Q-2005 (formerly 802.1s)
  • RSTP (802.1w) and Enhanced Rapid Spanning Tree(eRSTP™) network fault recovery (<5ms)
  • Quality of Service (802.1p) for real-time traffic
  • VLAN (802.1Q) with double tagging and GVRP support
  • Link aggregation (802.3ad)
  • Traffic prioritization
  • Transaction based configuration with rollback
  • GMRP and services
  • Telecom style CLI

Management Tools

  • Web-based, Telecom Standard CLI management interfaces
  • SNMP v1 and v2
  • Rich set of diagnostics with logging
  • Role Based Access Control

Universal Power Supply Options

  • Fully integrated, dual-redundant (optional) power supplies
  • Universal high voltage ranges: 88-300VDC or 85-264VAC
  • Terminal blocks for reliable maintenance free connections
  • CSA/UL 60950 safety approved to 85°C


  • 5 Year Warranty

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