Westermo launched a range of compact industrial Ethernet switches and routers to meet the increasing demands for high-performance data communication networks within transportation, manufacturing, and energy distribution. The new Lynx 3000 series was designed to provide outstanding levels of performance, reliability, and security with gigabit speeds and advanced functionality to support the requirements of both current and future networks.
The series provides layer 2 and 3 functionality, enabling the management of complex ring networks and routing solutions. A wide range of models ensure suitability for many different use cases, including applications requiring very high performance. With entry-level models optimized for fast Ethernet applications and variants supporting up to 2.5 gigabit speeds, the series is ideal for handling big data, high-bandwidth, and mission critical applications. As with all Westermo Ethernet products, the Lynx 3000 series is powered by the WeOS operating system, which provides an intuitive web interface for setup and configuration, making the installation, operation, and maintenance of individual devices and complete networks easy. This removes the need for specialized IT support or training. WeOS also protects investments by ensuring continuous support for an expanding range of communication protocols and features.
Recognizing the growing sophistication of cyberattacks, an extensive suite of cybersecurity tools is available to reduce risk and increase cyber resilience. These can be used to build networks in compliance with the IEC 62443 standard, which defines technical security requirements for data communication network components.
The Lynx 3000 series is designed for heavy industry, marine, and rail trackside applications. The switches are tested to meet a broad range of industry standards for use in the harshest industrial environments, including those with high electromagnetic interference, extreme temperatures, humidity, and vibration. An IP40-rated all-metal housing, industrial-grade components, and a high level of isolation between interfaces helps to extend service life and creates an extremely reliable solution that contributes to a lower total cost of ownership.
The series also includes versions with PoE capability that help to reduce network complexity and cost by providing communications and power over a single cable. With advanced PoE management features and up to 30 W of power output from each port, these switches can be used to connect HD IP CCTV cameras in industrial settings and for other power-hungry applications.