Sixnet achieves KEMA approval for power and energy environments

KEMA approval enables further deployment of Sixnet products in power substations and smart grid projects.

Ballston Lake, N.Y., January 26, 2010—Sixnet, a machine-to-machine (M2M) networking solutions company for industrial and wireless markets, has achieved KEMA approval for its EL228 industrial Ethernet switch platform. Sixnet recently completed the testing process at KEMA’s testing laboratory in the Netherlands.

KEMA is a globally-recognized leader in testing and certification for the power and energy industry. The organization tests products to meet stringent environmental and redundancy standards specific to the power and energy industry, including IEC61850 and IEEE1613.

KEMA approval enables Sixnet to further deploy its rugged, industrial-grade connectivity solutions in power substations for grid modernization and smart grid projects throughout the world.

The EL228 is a 28 port (24 Fast Ethernet + 4G) industrial Ethernet managed switch that provides customers with flexible copper and fiber connectivity, LEDs, power/ground connections, console ports and bracket positions on both the front and back of the switch. Its rugged design makes the EL228 ideal for extreme environmental conditions, while providing a variety of features:

- Advanced cyber-security—protects against unauthorized access

- Fast redundancy—keeps networks running even under fault conditions

- Real-time message delivery—ensures important data arrives on time

- Enhanced multicasting—optimizes network bandwidth

- Powerful management and monitoring—enables easy deployment and troubleshooting

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