RUGGEDCOM RST2228

The RUGGEDCOM RST2228 is a field modular 19“ Layer 2 rack switch with 10 Gbit/s uplinks, support for IEEE 1588 and optional Power-over-Ethernet - an ideal solution for high port density applications in the electric power, intelligent traffic systems, rail, oil&gas and other industrial communications markets.

The front loading, field replaceable module design enhances the maintainability and upgradability of the switch as it allows modules to be changed without removing the chassis from the rack. This unique design also provides future proofing of the product as it can be deployed with Gigabit uplink SFPs and 100 Mbps LAN ports initially and then upgraded to 10 gigabit uplinks and Gigabit LAN ports as data communication needs increase.


28-port field modular switch with 10 Gbit/s uplinks


Time to switch – RUGGEDCOM RST2228.


Rugged communications for the digital substation
RUGGEDCOM RST2228



Up to 24 modern IEDs or other IEEE1588 slaves can be connected directly to the RUGGEDCOM RST2228 via Fast Ethernet or via Gigabit/s ports.

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

  • 4 x 1000BASE-X/10GBASE-X ports

  • Up to 24 x 10/100/1000BASE-X ports

  • 6 x 4-port modules for added flexibility

  • Industry standard connectors: RJ45, FastConnect & SFP

  • Copper, multi-mode and single-mode optical transceivers


Cyber security

  • Passwords – support for multiple access levels with separate credentials for each level

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

  • Enable / disable ports – capability to disable ports so unauthorized devices can’t connect to unused ports

  • SNMPv3 – encrypted authentication and access security

  • HTTPS – for secure access to the web interface

  • 802.1x – to ensure only permitted devices can connect to the device

  • MAC address authentication – control access to devices that do not support RADIUS


Universal power supply options

  • Fully integrated, optional dual redundant power supplies

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

  • Low Voltage power supply options 12 VDC (10.5…15 VDC), 24 VDC (13…36 VDC) and 48 VDC (36…72 VDC)

  • Screw or pluggable terminal blocks for reliable, maintenance-free connections

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



Precision timing

  • IEEE 1588 v2 with hardware time stamping

  • Transparent clock


Rugged Rated for Reliability in Harsh Environments

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

  • –40° C to +85° C operating temperature
    (fanless)

  • Conformal coated printed circuit boards (optional)

  • Aluminum and 20 Gauge Galvanized Steel construction


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

  • 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)