Rugged 12-port Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch

  • Description
  • Specifications
  • Ordering Guide
  • Optional Accessories

LINQ/GbE is a Rugged Managed Ethernet Switch Box with 12 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Using the Vitesse switch engine VSC7429, users have access to a wide range of Layer 2+ Switching features including but not limited to VLAN support, IPv4/IPv6 multicast, QoS, link aggregation and more. Management access is available via web interface, software API, SNMP or command line interface which is ideal for remote multi-unit updates.

LINQ/GbE uses a rugged enclosure design that is rated IP68 using solid Aluminum Alloy construction ideal for harsh high-shock and vibration environments.

Ethernet Switch Engine Vitesse VSC7429 Carrier Grade Ethernet Switch Chipset

A powerful embedded 416 MHz RISC 32-bit CPU with DDR2
external memory and DMA-based frame extraction and insertion supports
timing over packet, Ethernet OAM, and performance monitoring

Ethernet PHYs 12 x Cu PHY Ports from Vitesse VSC7429 Switch Engine
Memory 1GB RAM
128Mb Flash
Ports 12 x Gigabit Ethernet
Connectors Ethernet: Ruggedized RJ-45 Connectors (Samtec RPBE Series)
Power and Management Ports: Bayonet Sealed Circular Connectors (Samtec ACR Series)
All connectors meet IP68 requirements for dust and waterproof sealing when mated or with dust caps
Layer 2+ Switching 802.1Q VLAN switch with 8K MACs and 4K VLANs
Hardware and software-based learning
Independent and shared VLAN learning (IVL, SVL)
IPv4/IPv6 multicast
Jumbo frame support
Link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad)
Policing with storm control and MC/BC protection
Push/pop up to two VLAN tags
RSTP and MSTP support
Management Access RS-232 Serial Interface (CLI)
Software API
Web Interface
Indicator LEDs Speed and Activity LEDs for each port
Power Indicator
System Status Indicators
Input Voltage +9V to +36V DC
Galvanic Isolation: 1.5kV  DC
Active Input Protection and Surge Suppression
Power Consumption Idle: 0.7A, 8.4W
Typical: 0.85A, 10W
Max: 1.15A, 14W (with +12V input)
Dimensions 266.70 x 127.00 x 60.33mm
Mechanical Enclosure
Complete IP68 rated
6061-T6 Aluminum Alloy construction
Type II, Class 2 Black Anodize per MIL-A-8625 finish
Sealed with Form-In-Place/Cure-In-Place (FIP/CIP) Gasket
Stainless Steel hardware utilized throughout entire assembly
Weight 2041g
Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C


Model Description
ESG301 LINQ/GbE 12-port GbE Rugged Managed Ethernet Switch Box (includes CBG219, CBG220)


Model Description
ESG301-01 ESG301 Starter Cable Kit (includes CBG219, CBG220, MSG054, MSG061)
MSG058 IP68 Dust Cap Kit (Includes: 6 x Ethernet Dust Caps; 2 x Dust Caps for Power/Serial Connectors)
MSG061 Desktop Power Supply (24V DC Output, 90 ~ 264 VAC Input)
CBG219 Power Cable – To Flying Leads
CBG220 Serial Cable – To DB-9 Female End
CBG231 Dust Cap for Ethernet Port
CBG232 RJ-45 Field Termination Kit (5.00-5.75mm OD Cables)
CBG233 RJ-45 Field Termination Kit (5.75-6.50mm OD Cables)
CBG234 Dust Cap for Power/Serial Port