The RUGGEDCOM RSG2288 is a utility-grade, fully managed, modular Gigabit Ethernet switch, specifically designed to operate reliably in electrically harsh and climatically demanding utility substation and industrial environments. The RSG2288’s modular flexibility offers 100FX or 1000BaseX fiber and 10/100/1000BaseTX copper port combinations. Support for front or rear mount connectors coupled with support for multiple fiber connector types (SFP, GBIC, LC, SC) without loss of port density makes the RSG2288 highly versatile and suitable for any application. The RSG2288 is packaged in a rugged galvanized steel enclosure with industrial grade DIN, panel, or 19” rackmount mounting options.

9-port modular managed Gigabit switch
with IEEE 1588 v2 and IRIG-B conversion and 128-bit encryption

Configure your RUGGEDCOM product

The RUGGEDCOM-Selector lets you configure RUGGEDCOM products quickly, easily, and efficiently, by using targeted navigation through selection menus or by entering item numbers. Selected products can then be ordered directly by transferring the parts list into the Industry Mall.

Ethernet Ports

  • Up to 9 Gigabit Ethernet ports – copper and/or fiber

  • Up to 9 100FX fiber fast Ethernet ports

  • 2 port modules for tremendous flexibility

  • Supports many types of fiber (multimode, single-mode, bidirectional single strand)

  • Non-blocking, store and forward switching

  • Long-haul optics allow Gigabit distances up to 70 km

  • Multiple connector types (LC, SC, SFP, GBIC)

Precision Timing

  • IEEE 1588 v2 with hardware time stamping on all ports

  • IEEE 1588 v2 to IRIG-B conversion

  • Transparent clock operation for high precision on switched networks (better than 1 µs accuracy, typically 100 ns)

  • High-precision TCXO (temperature compensated oscillator)

  • Supports master, slave, and transparent clock


  • Passwords – Multilevel user passwords secure switch against unauthorized configuration

  • SSH / SSL – Extends capability of password protection to add 128-bit encryption of passwords and data as they cross the network

  • Enable/Disable Ports – Capability to disable ports so that traffic cannot pass

  • 802.1q VLAN – Provides the ability to logically segregate traffic between predefined ports on switches

  • MAC-based port security – Ability to secure ports on a switch so only specific devices / MAC addresses can communicate via that port

  • 802.1x port-based network access control – Ability to lock down ports on a switch so that only authorized clients can communicate via that port

  • RADIUS – Authentication service using MD5 hash and providing centralized password management

  • SNMPv3 – Encrypted authentication access security and data encryption (CBC-DES with 56-bit encryption key)

  • Secure Sockets Layer – Web-based management using SSL with data encryption (128-bit encryption key)

  • RSA – 1,024-bit key for key management and key exchange

  • TACACS+ – Terminal Access Control and Accounting Services Client provides encrypted authentication and authorization

  • Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) – Using CHAP (MD5 Hash) authentication service

  • SFTP – Secure File Transfer Protocol using SSH encryption

Rugged Rated for Reliability in Harsh Environments

  • Immunity to EMI and heavy electrical surges
    - Zero-Packet-Loss™ technology
    - Meets IEEE 1613 Class 2 (electric utility substations)
    - Exceeds IEC 61850-3 (electric utility substations)
    - Exceeds IEC 61800-3 (variable-speed drive
    - Exceeds IEC 61000-6-2 (generic industrial)
    - Exceeds NEMA TS-2 (traffic control equipment)

  • –40°C to +85°C operating temperature (no fans)

  • Conformal coated printed circuit boards (optional)

  • 18 AWG galvanized steel enclosure

  • Hazardous location certification: Class 1 Division 2

Rugged Operating System (ROS®) Features

  • Simple plug and play operation – automatic learning, negotiation, and crossover detection

  • RSTP (802.1w) and Enhanced Rapid Spanning Tree (eRSTP™) network fault recovery (<5 ms)

  • Quality of service (802.1p) for real-time traffic

  • VLAN (802.1Q) with double tagging and GVRP support

  • Link aggregation

  • IGMP snooping for multicast filtering

  • Port rate limiting and broadcast storm limiting

  • Port configuration, status, statistics, mirroring, security

  • Loss-of-link management on fiber ports

  • SNTP time synchronization (client and server)

  • Industrial automation features (e.g. Modbus)

Universal Power Supply Options

  • Fully integrated, dual-redundant (optional) power supplies

  • Universal high-voltage range: 88–300 VDC or 85–264 VAC

  • Popular low-voltage ranges: 24 VDC (10–36 VDC), 48 VDC (36–72 VDC)

  • Screw or pluggable terminal blocks available

  • Terminal blocks for reliable, maintenance-free connections

  • CSA/UL 60950 safety approved to +85°C

Management Tools

  • Web-based, Telnet, CLI management interfaces

  • SNMP v1/v2/v3 (56-bit encryption)

  • Remote monitoring (RMON)

  • Rich set of diagnostics with logging and alarms