18 January 2024 Product News

The RUGGEDCOM RST2428P series stands out as a 28-port, field-modular 19-inch Layer 2 rack switch featuring 10 Gbps uplinks and compliance with PTP IEEE 1588v2. This switch not only supports layer 3 static unicast routing but also provides enhanced flexibility compared to standard Layer 2 switches, particularly tailored for modern digital substation networks.


Product Versions


  • A 28-port field-modular managed Layer 2 switch equipped with 4 x 10 Gbps uplinks and 4 x 10 Gbps SFP+ modules, supporting IEEE 1588v2 GMC and Power-over-Ethernet in accordance with IEEE 802.3at/bt.


  • Future-proof Ethernet switching platform: Boasts high port density to minimize capital expenses by reducing the number of devices on the network.
  • Field-modular media modules: Offers RJ45, FastConnect, Power-over-Ethernet, SFP interfaces, and a build-to-order design, ensuring seamless servicing and remarkable flexibility in configuring the device. This results in lower operating expenses.
  • Suitable for diverse applications: Designed for use in electric power, transportation, and oil & gas applications due to its utility-grade design with immunity against EMI and heavy electrical surges.
  • Future-proof design: Supports modern IEEE 1588 time synchronization features and modular construction that accommodates network traffic growth by changing only the modules.
  • Harsh environment suitability: Ideal for use in harsh environments with minimal risk of mechanical failures, thanks to fan-less operation across an operating temperature range from -40 to +85℃.


Ethernet Ports

  • 4 x 1000BASE-X/10GBASE-X uplinks
  • 4 x 1000BASE-X/10GBASE-X via SFP+ module
  • Up to 24 x 10/100/1000BASE-X ports
  • 4-port line modules for added flexibility
  • Industry-standard connectors: RJ45 and SFP
  • Supports copper, single, and multi-mode optical transceivers

Engineered for the Modern Digital Substation

  • Precision timing: IEEE 1588v2 with hardware timestamping and support for transparent clock modes (TC)
  • Redundant protocols: RSTP, eRSTP, MSTP, STP, and link aggregation


  • Removable storage media port for easy saving and reuse of all configuration data

Universal Power Supply Options

  • Hot-swappable dual redundant power supplies
  • Universal high-voltage range: 88 – 300 V DC or 85 – 264 V AC
  • Screw or pluggable terminal blocks for reliable, maintenance-free connections
  • CSA/UL 62368 safety approved up to +85 °C
  • Low-voltage power supply options: 12 V DC (10.5 – 15 V DC), 24 V DC (13 – 36 V DC), and 48 V DC (36 – 72 V DC)

Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) – for future release

  • Up to 24 PoE ports supporting IEEE 802.3at/bt/af and a 500 W shared power budget per switch at up to 60 W per port.



Station Control Center in Rail with RUGGEDCOM RST2428


Traffic Control Center for data aggregation with RUGGEDCOM RST2428

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