Ethernet Direct vs. Siemens

*see notes at bottom of page

SPECIAL NOTE:
Caution ! Some Manufacturers list their products as managed switches because they can respond to a limited number SNMP requests or can be configured from a webpage.

Managed Switches in the commercial world support SNMP v1, v2, or v3 in addition to RFC 1493 and can be monitored by open network management packages and not the vendor specific software. IntraVUE is the open standard for Industrial Ethernet network management applications and works with vendors who support true management of their switches.

Compare an 8 port managed switch, 6 TX ( copper ports ), 2 FX ( singlemode ports), SC connectors

  Ethernet Direct
HME-623
Siemens
Scalance X208
Price
$950
$1,400
Case
aluminum
metal
Warranty
5 years
2 years
SNMP management - v1, v2 or v3
yes
no
Intravue compatible
yes
no
DIN rail mount yes yes
Panel mount
yes
no
Temperature rating
-10 C to 70 C
0 C to 60 C

 

Compare an 8 port managed switch, 6 TX ( copper ports), 2 FX ( multimode ports), SC connectors

  Ethernet Direct
HME-621
Siemens
Scalance X204
Price
$745
$1,105
Case
aluminum
metal
Warranty
5 years
2 years
SNMP management - v1, v2 or v3
yes
no
Intravue compatible
yes
no
DIN rail mount yes yes
Panel mount
yes
no
Temperature rating
-10 C to 70 C
0 C to 60 C

 

Compare an 8 port unmanaged switch, 8 TX ( copper ports )

  Ethernet Direct
HUE-800S
Siemens
Scalance X108
Price
$135
$500
Case
aluminum
metal
Warranty
5 years
2 years
Dual power inputs yes yes
DIN rail mount yes yes
Panel mount
yes
no
Temperature rating
-10 C to 70 C
0 C to 60 C

 

Compare an 8 port managed switch, 8 TX ( copper ports )

  Ethernet Direct
HME-800
Siemens
Scalance X208
Price
$499
$855
Case
aluminum
metal
Warranty
5 years
2 years
SNMP management - v1, v2 or v3
yes
No
Intravue compatible
yes
no
DIN rail mount yes yes
Panel mount
yes
no
Temperature rating
-10 C to 70 C
0 C to 60 C

*Competition features and prices according to latest information available from a Siemens distributor website May 24, 2009

*Competitive prices are based on USA pricing, the competitors' prices may be higher or lower depending upon your location. Purchasing from the Ethernet Direct website and shipping to other countries outside North America may incur additional shipping and import duties. Competitive pricing provided for relative comparisons.

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