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6KQE Industrial managed switch


  • Entry-level Heavy Duty Managed Switch for industrial networking applications
  • Full-featured MNS-6K software in a small package, Panel or DIN-Rail mounting
  • Configurable, all 100Mb fibre port types, 10/100 copper ports, Gb with SFPs
  • Advanced thermal design with metal case used as a heat sink (no fans)
  • DC power at 12V, 24V, 48V, 125V, Dual-Source; PoE; 250VDC; Universal AC


6KQE Managed Edge Switches provide configurability in an entry-level industrial-grade package. The high performance 6KQE base unit comes with four 10/100 copper ports (which may be either regular or PoE). Up to 3 100Mb fibre ports or up to four more 10/100 copper ports, or combinations, may also be configured. In addition, one or two Gb ports may be configured as 10/100/1000 copper or SFP fibre in any 6KQE base unit.

6KQE comes with the best-of-breed MNS-6K managed networks software featuring GUI ease of use, Secure Web Management, SNMPv2,v3 management, 802.1p QoS Prioritization, Tag-based VLANs, IGMP Snooping and IGMP-L2 multicast management, port security, and a choice of software redundancy options including RSTP-2004 with industry-leading fault recovery times in rings and meshes, and GarrettCom’s S-Ring product which supports unmanaged switches as part of resilient rings. MNS-6K-SECURE adds more security features such as SSH, RADIUS and TACACS+ support, SFTP, DHCP Server, Syslog events, and SNTP Server. Over 10 years of field use in industrial networking applications assures maturity and stability. See the MNS-6K and MNS-6KSECURE datasheets for more information.

6KQEs are ideal for building a switched, hardened Ethernet network infrastructure, connecting edge devices such as PLCs and IEDs with upstream switches or routers. Designed for use in industrial and heavy duty outdoor applications such as industrial video surveillance systems with PoE, power utility substations, traffic control and transportation facilities, tariffed carrier field facilities, or oil and gas, the rugged 6KQE handles stressful workloads.

Advanced thermal design techniques use the 6KQE’s metal case as a heat sink. This sealed-case design enables the unit to operate in the harshest industrial grade environments and achieves high EMI noise immunity. The 6KQE is available with Conformal Coating options and rated IP52 for dust and water resistance.

The 6KQE can be configured with the user’s choice of DC power supplies: 12V and 24V for factory floor, 48V for tariffed carrier field facilities and for PoE-powered applications such as IP video surveillance, and 125V or 250V for substations. An internal AC power supply may also be chosen, universal AC for use worldwide.

Like all products, the 6KQE managed switch has all appropriate agency approvals and compliance certifications, including: third-party UL testing for safety and temperature rating, NEBS L3 compliance, IEC 61850 & IEEE 1613 for power utilities, and NEMA TS-2 for use in transportation systems outdoors.