AutomationDirect’s line of Stride Managed Industrial Ethernet Switches now offers even more connectivity choices for Ethernet applications. Stride managed switches allow networks to be configured/managed to assure the highest performance and security levels. New Stride SE2 series switches provide Modbus TCP and EtherNet/IP management capability. The Stride Web-based configuration tool is used for monitoring, setup (quick setup, network and redundancy settings) and advanced operations.

SE2 series managed Ethernet switches include 8-port (2 versions with fiber optic ports) and 16-port fast Ethernet switches, and an 18-port Gigabit switch. The 8-port switch and 18-port Gigabit switch models have SFP fiber optic port options. These optional SFP transceivers add fiber connectivity at fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet speed.

Stride managed Ethernet switches provide reliable network connections in harsh industrial environments. With metal housings, these Stride switches are specifically built to withstand extreme conditions including drastic temperature changes, electrical interference, and corrosion.

Starting at $429.00, SE2 series managed switches have a 5-year warranty, are UL/cUL 508 and CE approved, and meet UL hazardous locations (Class I Div. 2) standards.

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About AutomationDirect:

In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit