The IDS-205F is a 5 port Managed Ethernet Switch that can operate in industrial environments providing advanced performance and enabling real-time deterministic network operation. Four 10/100/1000-Base-T Ethernet ports are available for networking Gigabit and Fast Ethernet devices. One 100Base-X fiber connection is available to extend Fast Ethernet operating distances over fiber. In addition to extending links over greater distances, utilizing fiber is critical in industrial plants where high levels of electromagnetic interference or EMI is a common phenomenon. This interference can cause corruption of data over copper-based Ethernet links. Data transmitted over fiber optic cable however is completely immune to this type of noise ensuring optimal data transmission across the plant floor. Perle Industrial-grade Ethernet Switches are designed to stand up to extreme temperatures, surges, vibrations, and shocks found in industrial automation, government, military, oil and gas, mining and outdoor applications. With over 28 models, the Perle IDS-205F offers a choice of connectors, fiber types, temperature support and operating distances. Simple Plug and Play installation to get your Ethernet devices networked immediately is available with Perle's Fast Setup feature. The familiar Command Line Interface ( CLI ), via in-band Telnet or the out-band serial console port,will be appreciated by CCNA ( Cisco Certified Network Associate ) and CCNP ( Cisco Certified Network Professional ) trained engineers. The IDS-205F can be managed with an IPv6 address and supports a comprehensive set of management functions, such as P-Ring, management VLAN, QoS, RMON, N:1 port mirroring and local alert log. All IDS-205F models, are rugged fan-less switches that are hardened to provide superior reliability in -10 to 60°C. In addition, every component on every industrial (XT) model has been designed and tested to handle operating temperatures between -40 and 75C. All Perle Industrial Ethernet Switches have a corrosion resistance aluminum case and dual redundant power input with reverse polarity and overload protection. In addition, all units only use high-end components from the leading chip manufacturers to ensure the highest level of durability and reliability. Perle has been designing industrial hardware for over 35 years. This expertise was used to design the toughest Ethernet switches on the market that will keep your system running for years to come.