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Comtrol Corporation Launches RocketLinx GigE Industrial Full Gigabit Switches

 MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — August 1, 2012—Comtrol Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial device connectivity products, today announced the release of the RocketLinx ES8105-GigE and RocketLinx ES8108-GigE industrial unmanaged Ethernet switches. The new GigE family switches extend the capabilities of Comtrol’s popular RocketLinx line of industrial Ethernet switches by introducing 5-port and 8-port full Gigabit models. Like all RocketLinx switches, the ES8105-GigE and ES8108-GigE are specifically designed to meet the performance and environmental demands for applications requiring extended operating temperatures, rugged housings, and enhanced reliability. The RocketLinx GigE switches feature five (ES8105) and eight (ES8108) 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and plug-and-play simplicity—creating the ideal solution for industrial and IP surveillance applications requiring reliable, high-bandwidth switches for uninterrupted data transmission.

In addition to rugged design for reliable operation, Comtrol’s RocketLinx GigE switches include features to ensure the delivery of mission critical data via support for QoS, broadcast storm filtering, and 9.6K jumbo frame support. The switches also feature redundant power inputs and a relay alarm for notification of fault conditions.

“The RocketLinx line of Ethernet switches maintains a great reputation for reliability and performance among our industrial and surveillance customers due to its rugged design and advanced networking features,” states David Boldt, Director of Product Management at Comtrol, “The introduction of the new ES8105-GigE and ES8108-GigE models builds on this reputation by delivering the same reliability and value in a full Gigabit Ethernet switch with the ease-of-setup and high bandwidth essential for supporting the latest generation of IP cameras.”

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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