MultiLink Ethernet Switches
The MultiLink family is a superior line of Hardened Ethernet Switches that has the flexibility and features to fit all of your Industrial, Substation, and Transportation Networking needs. The MultiLink line of Managed and Unmanaged switches are designed for the unique needs of the protection and control industry and are unsurpassed in the areas of Network Security, Industrial Robustness and Network Reliability. The EnerVista Suite of Software products that support the MultiLink switches will simplify the configuration and diagnosing of your MultiLink switches and allow the data and alarms from your MultiLinks to be integrated into your monitoring and control systems.
The MultiLink family has several models of Ethernet Switches available:
|Multilink Ethernet Switches are designed & tested to meet the same harsh environment requirements as all of our relays and meters.|
1588v2 support for high precision timing applications
Suitable for Utility Substations and harsh Industrial Environments
High-Speed network recovery of redundant LANs (<5ms recovery per switch)
Link Loss Alert for detection of broken Fiber connections (both 10Mbit and 100Mbit connections)
Full Support of most 802.1 network management functions
High degree of network security
Redundant power supply options with mixing of both High and Low voltage power sources
Easy to use EnerVista configuration, monitoring and integration software
GE's Multilin MultiLink Ethernet Switches have been tested and certified to meet the same rigorous environmental standards as all of our protection relays and meters. The MultiLink Family of Switches complies with the following international standards for the operation of Ethernet devices within Harsh Substation or Industrial Environments: IEC61850-3, IEE1613 Class 2, NEBS Level 3, NEMA TS-2, ETSI.
The MultiLink Switches are designed on a modular platform that allows for mixing of many different types of Ethernet ports on each switch. This flexibility in Ethernet Port types allows for easy and cost effective networking of all the different devices in your facility.
Superior Switch Management and Security
The MultiLink Family of Switches has implemented the most advanced network management and security features available for providing reliability and security for your critical networks infrastructures.
Designed for the needs of Protective Relaying
The MultiLink switches have been designed for the unique needs of the Protection and Control Industry and have many customized features that allow for optimum performance and recovery of your protection and control networks.
Simple Switch Configuration and System Integration
The EnerVista software family allows for easy to use configuration, monitoring and integration of the MultiLink Ethernet Switches. These software packages will allow you to quickly configure your MultiLink switches and integrate alarms about network problems and network security risks into your monitoring and control systems.