Fully rugged standalone IPv6 capable 16-port Gigabit Ethernet managed switch

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GS16 is a fully rugged, fully managed, standalone Gigabit Ethernet switch providing 16 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet ports. Aimed at out-of-the-chassis networking applications such as the networking of multiple subsystems, the GS16 provides IPv6 traffic policing and Quality of Service (QoS) functionality such as guaranteed bandwidth allocation and prioritization.

Connection to the light weight, space-efficient, conduction-cooled GS16 is via the rugged front panel connectors which are IP68-rated against humidity, salt spray and dust when mated. The front panel allows customization to accommodate varying connector types including optical connectors when the optically expanded varient is used.

Featuring a non-blocking shared memory architecture, all the Gigabit Ethernet ports support both full- and half-duplex operation, providing up to 32 Gb/s full wire speed performance with minimal latency on all 16 ports simultaneously. This switch provides Layer 2/3 switching functionality for routing, switching, QoS and security.



  • IP68-rated front panel connectors
  • Fully Layer 2/3 managed
  • 16 10/100/1000BaseT ports and 32 Gb/s non-blocking fabric
  • IPv6 capable
  • Fully rugged, standalone Gigabit Ethernet switch
  • Easy to modify front panel for varying connector types
  • Ruggedization Levels




Port Type
Management Type
Fully Managed Layer-2/3+
16, option for 12 1000BaseX ports
Network Operations
L2 & L3 switching and routing (IPv4)
Product Type
Gigabit Ethernet Switch

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