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Comtrol Launches RocketLinx ES8105 Compact Industrial Ethernet Switches

MINNEAPOLIS,Minnesota — September 13, 2011Comtrol Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial device connectivity products, today introduced the RocketLinx ES8105 and ES8105F industrial unmanaged Ethernet switches. The introduction of these models expands the capabilities of Comtrol’s RocketLinx line of industrial Ethernet switches, which are specifically designed to meet the performance and environmental demands for applications requiring extended operating temperatures, rugged housings, and enhanced reliability. The new ES8105 line includes models featuring five 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports and built-in single-mode and multi-mode fiber connections in a compact DIN rail design.

Enhanced performance and reliability are ensured with the inclusion of features such as 3.2 Gbps switch fabric, relay output for port link down events, 1.5 KV Hi-Pot isolation protection, DIN rail or wall mount installation and aluminum metal housings with IP31 grade ingress protection. In addition, the RocketLinx ES8105 models support an extended operating temperature range of -25° to +70°C for operation in extreme environments.  

“Comtrol’s new RocketLinx ES8105 and ES8105F are true plug and play industrial grade small form factor switches requiring no user setup. They offer quick installation and a compact design to support the wide variety of projects where the complexity, cost and port densities of managed switches are not needed,” stated David Boldt, Director of Product Management at Comtrol, “The RocketLinx ES8105 series features the smallest dimensions in our RocketLinx Industrial Ethernet switch line, creating economical drop-in solutions for customers requiring reliable Ethernet expansion for compact system designs— especially in industrial and hazardous environments.”

About Comtrol Corporation

Comtrol Corporation is an expert device connectivity manufacturer and provider of networking products, specializing in industrial Ethernet gateways and intelligent embedded device connectivity products.These products support a wide range of enterprise, industrial, security, power utility, and traffic automation applications. The company’s RocketPort multi‐port serial cards, DeviceMaster Ethernet device servers, and RocketLinx industrial grade Ethernet and Power over Ethernet switch product lines are sold through regional, national, and international distributors and by thousands of resellers and integrators worldwide. For more information, contact Comtrol Corporation at 800‐926‐6876 or visit

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