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Red Lion N-Tron 508TX-A 8 Port Ethernet Switch w/ Firmware

N-Tron 8 Port Industrial Ethernet Switch w/ Advanced Firmware- 508TX-A
Red Lion N-Tron 8 Port Ethernet Switch w/ Firmware- 508TX-A

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Our Price: $860.00
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MFG P/N: 508TX-A
MFG: Red Lion N-Tron
Weight (lbs): 1.6

Product Code: 508TX-A

Description Technical Specs

The Red Lion N-Tron ® Series 508TX-A is an Industrial Ethernet Switch that offers outstanding performance and ease of use. It is ideally suited for connecting Ethernet enabled industrial and/or security equipment.


  • Full IEEE 802.3 and 1613 Compliance
  • NEMA TS1/TS2 Compliance
  • (8) 10/100 BaseTX RJ-45 Ports
  • Auto Sensing 10/100BaseTX, Duplex, and MDIX
  • Store-and-forward Technology
  • Up to 1.6 Gb/s Throughput
  • Rugged Industrial DIN-Rail Enclosure
  • Redundant Power Inputs (10-30 VDC)
  • Bi-Color LED's For Link, Speed, Activity & Duplex Status
  • N-View (Remote Monitoring using OPC Technology)
  • IGMP Snooping
  • VLAN
  • QoS
  • Trunking
  • Mirroring

The N-TRON 508TX-A is designed to operate in industrial environments. It is housed in a rugged steel enclosure that can be DIN-RAIL or Panel Mounted. Optional kits are available for rack mount applications. Like all N-TRON products, the 508TX-A comes standard with extended temperature ratings, extended shock and vibration specs, redundant power inputs, and high MTBF (greater than 2M hours). The N-TRON 508TX-A requires no setup unless the advanced port functions are utilized. The eight 10/100BaseTX ports are auto sensing and auto configuring. Each port is automatically negotiated for maximum speed and performance by default. Bi-color LED's are provided to display the link status, link speed and activity of each port as well as power on/off status. The N-TRON 508TX-A uses "state of the art" IEEE 802.3 Fast Ethernet 10/100BaseTX switching technology. This eliminates network collisions and increases network determinism. 4,000 MAC addresses are supported enabling sophisticated and complex network architectures. A high speed processor and backplane allows wire speed capability on all ports simultaneously.

Red Lion N-Tron Series 508TX User Manual

N-View OPC Server and Diagnostic Software Installation

10/100BaseTX Ethernet Switch with Firmware 508TX-A

Additional Product Information

The N-TRON N-View OLE for Process Control (OPC) Server Software can be combined with popular HMI software packages to add network traffic monitoring, trending and alarming to any application using N-TRON switches configured with the N-View option. N-TRON's N-View OPC Server collects 41 different traffic variables per port and 5 system level variables per switch. This information can provide a complete overview of the network load, service quality, and packet traffic. OPC client software can use N-View OPC Server data to resolve network problems quickly and improve system reliability.


The 508TX-A offers several management functions that can be easily configured using the COM Port (DB 9 Connector located on the right side of the switch ).
IGMP Snooping - Internet Group Management Protocol is a feature that allows the 508TX-A switch to forward multicast traffic intelligently.
VLAN - Virtual Local Area Network allows you to segment the switch in order to create two or more separate local area network domains.
QoS - Quality of Service provides prioritization of network traffic in order to provide better network service. The primary goal of QoS is to improve the latency of prioritized Ethernet packets required for ring management, real-time and other interactive applications.
Trunking - Port trunking (aggregation) enables multiple physical ports to be linked together and function as one uplink to another 508TX switch configured in the same manner, thereby increasing the bandwidth between switches. This configuration can provide redundancy to applications requiring high levels of fault tolerant operation.
Port Mirroring - This 508TX-A function allows the traffic on one port to be duplicated and sent to a designated mirror port. Port mirroring can be used to monitor Ethernet traffic on the designated source port using the assigned mirror port.

508TX Data Sheet

Monitored Ethernet Switch Comparison Chart

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