GE ML1200 Switch User Manual

Multilink ML1200
Managed Field Switch
Chapter 2: Product Description
Digital Energy
Product Description
2.1 Overview
Multilink ML1200 Managed Field Switches provide maximum configurability in their class.
The fiber-rich ML1200 can be configured with up to 12 100Mb fiber ports and two Gigabit
ports. For 10/100 copper, regular or PoE-equipped 10/100 RJ-45 or 10/100/1000 copper
ports may be configured to a maximum or 12 at 10/100 and 2 Gig ports. Multilink ML1200
comes with the best-of-breed 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, RADIUS and
TACACS+ support, and a choice of redundancy options including RSTP and GE Multilin’s
rapid-ring-recovery Ring-Only Mode.
Multilink ML1200s 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 applications such as factory floors and control
cabinets, industrial video surveillance systems with PoE, power utility substations, tariffed
carrier field facilities, or transportation and oil and gas, the rugged Multilink ML1200
handles stressful workloads (mixes of bursty data traffic and priority streaming traffic) as
well as harsh environmental conditions.
Advanced thermal design techniques with ribbed –surface Aluminum cases for maximum
heat dissipation and a sealed case design enables the unit to operate in harsh Industrial
grade environments efficiently. Heavy duty Ethernet Switch jobs are readily
accommodated with an extended temperature rating of -40˚C to 60˚C by the UL
Component Parts method, or -50˚C to 85˚C by the IEC 60068 Type-Test method. With
options such as several popular DC power input types (optional AC power) and DIN-Rail
mounting, the hardened Multilink ML1200 is a “multi-purpose” Industrial Ethernet Switch.
The ML1200 managed switches also provide PoE options via power –inside PoE modules
on one of A, B or C slots and allows the users to select a wide option of combo PoE modules
to support 802.3af pd devices. See details for PoE modules in sec 5.2.10. The Power
Sourcing Equipment (PSE) is fully compatible with Powered Devices (PD)(e.g wireless access