The RUGGEDCOM RSG2488 is the first utility-grade, field upgradable, non blocking 28 Gigabit port layer 2 switch with hot-swappable dual redundant power supplies. The RSG2488 is designed to reduce rack space needs, cut sparing costs and minimize time-to-repair while eliminating routine maintenance and separate timing cabling, delivering increased network availability and lowest total cost of ownership.The RSG2488’s modular flexibility provides up to 28 non-blocking ports that can be configured as 10/100/1000TX copper, 100FX or 1000SX fiber. With its 1U form factor and vertical loading design, the RSG2488 provides users with the flexibility and field maintenance simplicity needed to efficiently implement, maintain and evolve a broadband local area network.

28-port modular managed Gigabit switch with 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.

Precision timing

RSG2488 can operate as an IEEE 1588 transparent clock, ordinary clock, master clock and supports both 1-step and 2-step operations. The available PTP module also allows the RSG2488 to get timing information from GPS and serve as a grandmaster clock for downstream time recipients.

Timing conversion

The RSG2488 supports IEEE 1588 (PTP), SNTP, IRIG-B and GPS. It can convert time between all of these formats.

Ethernet Ports

  • Up to 28 Gigabit Ethernet ports – copper and/or fiber in 19" 1U rack-mount

  • 100FX or 1000SX fiber fast Ethernet ports

  • 2/4 port field-replaceable Ethernet media modules for tremendous flexibility

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

  • Non-blocking, store and forward switching

  • Hot-swappable, dual-redundant, load-sharing power supplies

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

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


  • 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

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

  • 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 socket layer – Web-based management using SSL with data encryption (128-bit encryption key)

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

  • 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)

  • Extruded aluminum enclosure

RUGGEDCOM 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

  • Port configuration, status, statistics, mirroring, security

  • Loss-of-link management on fiber ports

  • SNTP time synchronization (client and server)

Universal Power Supply Options

  • Fully integrated, dual-redundant power supplies

  • Universal high voltage range:
    100-300VDC or 85-264VAC

  • 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