Connect Tech LINQ/GbE

Managed 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Wide Voltage Input

Manufacturer: Connect Tech Inc
Connect Tech LINQ/GbE

Connect Tech Inc's LINQ/GbE is a Rugged Managed Ethernet Switch Box. LINQ/GbE series of products offers 12 or 24 Ethernet ports of 10/100/1000 Mbps. Using the Vitesse switch engine VSC7429, users have access to a wide range of Layer 2+ Switching features including but not limited to VLAN support, IPv4/IPv6 multicast, QoS, link aggregation and more. Management access is available via web interface, software API, SNMP or command line interface which is ideal for remote multi-unit updates.

LINQ/GbE is a natural progression to an extensive line of small form factor embedded Managed Ethernet Switches readily available from Connect Tech.

LINQ/GbE uses a rugged enclosure design that is rated IP68 using solid Aluminum Alloy construction ideal for harsh high-shock and vibration environments. 

LINQ/GbE - Feature Highlights

  • 12 and 24 Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Managed Switch Box
  • Ruggedized Sealed RJ-45 Acclimate Connector Series from Samtec
  • IP68 Dust and Waterproof Solid Aluminum Enclosure
  • Layer 2+ Carrier Ethernet Management
  • Low Power Passively Cooled Construction
  • Extended Temperature Range -40°C to +85°C

Main Specification

Function802.1Q VLAN switch with 8K MACs and 4K VLANs
Push/pop up to two VLAN tags
IPv4/IPv6 multicast
Policing with storm control and MC/BC protection
RSTP and MSTP support
Hardware and software-based learning
Link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad)
Independent and shared VLAN learning (IVL, SVL)
Jumbo frame support
Standalone Operation (Switch can be used as a standalone unit OR can be paired with an embedded SBC)
Interface(s)ESG301: 12 x Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps )
ESG302: 24 x Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps )

Up to 24 x Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps
• 12 x Cu PHY Ports from Vitesse VSC7429 Switch Engine
• 12 x Cu PHY Ports from Vitesse VSC8512 External PHY
Controller(s)Vitesse VSC7429 Carrier Grade Ethernet Switch Chipset
1Gb DDR2 SDRAM, 128Mb Serial NOR Flash

Management Access:
• Web Interface
• RS-232 Serial Interface (CLI)
• Software API
Connection(s)Ethernet: Ruggedized RJ-45 Connectors (Samtec RPBE Series)
Power and Management Ports: Bayonet Sealed Circular Connectors (Samtec ACR Series)

All connectors meet IP68 requirements for dust and waterproof sealing when mated or with dust cap. Samtec's RCE Series for example.

Indicator LEDs
• Speed and Activity LEDs for each port
• Power Indicator
• System Status Indicators


Electrical+9V to +36V DC
Galvanic Isolation: 1.5kV DC
Active Input Protection and Surge Suppression
Consumption idle: 0.7A, 8.4W Typical: 0.85A, 10W Max: 1.15A, 14W (with +12V input)
MechanicalESG301: 10.500” x 5.000” x 2.375” (266.70mm x 127.00mm x 60.33mm)
ESG302: 18.250” x 5.000” x 2.375” (463.55mm x 127.00mm x 60.33mm)
Complete IP68 rated
6061-T6 Aluminum Alloy construction
Type II, Class 2 Black Anodize per MIL-A-8625 finish
Sealed with Form-In-Place/Cure-In-Place (FIP/CIP) Gasket
Stainless Steel hardware utilized throughout entire assembly
SoftwareThe switch is ready to plug into your application without any driver installation or firmware upgrades
A web interface and a CLI provide an intuitive GUI for configuring and managing the switch
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
WeightESG301: 4.5lbs / 2041g
ESG302: 7.35lbs / 3333g
Warranty2 Years


Ordering Details

LINQ/GbE 24-Port Managed Carrier Ethernet Switch

LINQ/GbE 24-Port Managed Carrier Ethernet Switch
Recab UK
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