The RuggedNet GPoE+/Mi is a ruggedized PoE and PoE+ industrial Ethernet fiber switch that features one or two Gigabit fiber ports and four 10/100/1000 RJ-45 copper Power Sourcing Power-over-Ethernet ports. The managed GPoE+/Mi switch enables industrial network distance extension with fiber cabling, and provides full PoE+ power simultaneously to all RJ-45 ports. The GPoE+/Mi functions can be configured using easily accessible DIP-switches or using Web, Telnet, SSH or Serial Console management interfaces. The IP-based web and Telnet management can be accessed through any of the Ethernet RJ-45 or fiber ports and facilitates the configuration and real-time operation monitoring of each port. The GPoE+/Mi also supports SNMPv1/v2c for real-time alarm reporting. The RuggedNet GPoE+/Mi is a standard Layer 2 Ethernet switch that forwards frames to any port based on their MAC address. The RuggedNet GPoE+/Mi supports Directed Switch mode, which directs multicast traffic (such as video) only to the appropriate fiber port, preventing the multicast video traffic from flooding other network ports. Models with two fiber ports support redundant fiber uplinks for critical applications that require protection and sub 50ms restoration in the event of a fiber failure. The second fiber port may also be used to daisy-chain multiple Ethernet switches, or it may be used as another switch port. Models with two fiber ports also support Dual Device mode that enables the GPoE+/Mi to operate as two independent and isolated Ethernet switches. In Dual Device mode, the GPoE+/Mi provides separate and independent data traffic paths between the two fiber links and four or eight RJ-45 ports. The RuggedNet GPoE+/Mi is available with fixed ST, SC, and LC connectors or Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers. Fiber ports support multimode or single-mode and dual fiber or single-fiber with distances up to 140 km. SFP models support a variety of distances in standard and CWDM wavelengths. The GPoE+/Mi automatically negotiates and delivers the power level required by its Powered Device (PD) partner. When negotiating to PoE (IEEE 802.3af) it delivers up to 15.4 Watts per RJ-45 port. When negotiating to PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at) it delivers up to 30 Watts per RJ-45 port. The GPoE+/Mi features a remote PoE power reset function that can be configured with a DIP-switch or via management. This feature allows all PDs or individual PDs to be power-cycled and reset remotely to save time and expense by eliminating the need to dispatch manpower to remote network sites. The GPoE+/Mi also features a heartbeat signal that when configured will periodically ping the attached PD. On a loss of connectivity to the PD, the GPoE+/Mi can automatically power cycle or shutdown the PD. Two contact-closure alarm relays are available to detect user configured events. Relay contacts can be configured for normally open or normally closed operation. One alarm input is available for detecting external events such as door open or closed. The RuggedNet compact industrial PoE fiber switches can be wall mounted using an optional wall mount bracket or DIN-rail mounted using the included DIN-rail mounting clip. They are available with single or dual DC input power options.