Are you looking to extend connectivity beyond office spaces? To places such as factories, mines, stadiums or farms? In locations with the presence of dust, water or extreme temperatures?

At Cisco Live US, we showcased the new Cisco Catalyst IE3400 Heavy Duty Series switches which are ideal for these environments. We had an exciting demo in the launch zone area showing the water-resistant capabilities of this new switch. Visitors could see a live video feed that was powered by this new Catalyst enduring a continuous flow of water. If you missed it, see the video below.

These dust-resistant and waterproof switches (IP67 rated) are also approved for extreme temperatures (-40C to 75C). They are fanless, support industrial protocols and are compliant to many industry standards.

You can connect devices and machines directly to it. There is no need for a cabinet to protect the switch. No matter how harsh the environment: dusty, wet, extreme cold or extreme heat.

This IP67 rated switch is powered by Cisco IOS XE. The same next-generation and innovative operating system of the other Cisco Catalyst switches. You can easily extend connectivity to the harshest IoT edge and leverage its robust feature set including:

  • Enterprise-grade network security including Cisco Trustworthy solutions, software-based segmentation and real-time flow visibility. So you can detect security threats and rapidly contain them by isolating attacks and vulnerable endpoints. You can monitor the network as well as end-devices such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), sensors, or drives, to name a few.
  • Ease of management: manage the OT network with the same tools that you use to manage the IT network such as Cisco DNA Center. Or use Cisco Industrial Network Director (IND) purpose-built for managing industrial networks.
  • Flexibility with variants of 8-, 16- and 24-ports all Fast Ethernet or all Gigabit speeds. Select the Fast Ethernet speed for your brownfield deployments. Or future proof your investment with Gigabit speeds for your greenfield deployments.
  • Hardware ready for docker support and the latest innovations in the edge compute.

Want to learn more about what makes the Catalyst IE3400 Heavy Duty Switch Series special? Visit this page now!


Manmeet Singh

Product Manager

IoT Business Unit