Red Lion N Tron Nt5000

Product News: Gigabit Ethernet switches to simplify configuration

April 10, 2023
New Red Lion offering promises robust performance and added security features.

Red Lion introduces N-Tron Series NT5000 Gigabit Managed Layer 2 Ethernet switches designed to improve network security and reliability for industrial organizations of all sizes and environments. The NT5000 maximizes operating performance and system uptime through seamless integration, advanced management and diagnostic capabilities, network redundancy and layered security, and helps organizations meet information technology and operational technology needs for dependable communication, per Red Lion.

“Clear, comprehensive and fast network management is essential for organizations to achieve maximum uptime,” said Diane Davis, director of product management, networking, at Red Lion. “The NT5000’s simple graphical user interface includes a logical view showing active ports, power supply, temperature and contact relay status of the switch and color-coded gauges for port traffic and events to allow administrators to quickly identify and address possible network disruptions in real-time, helping lower total cost of ownership.”

Designed and assembled in the United States, NT5000 switches are available in 6, 8, 10, 16 and 18 port configurations in all copper or a mix of copper and fiber options that can meet specific installation requirements. With a durable, metal enclosure and wide temperature range, the NT5000 is a compact solution for reliable operation in harsh, industrial environments, including factory automation, robotics, food and beverage, oil and gas, marine and rail, per their maker, which adds that the NT5000 is engineered for fast and easy deployment right out of the box. Its modern, graphical user interface includes a configuration wizard that walks users through initial setup.

The NT5000 features password encryption, multilevel user access and MAC security, IEEE 802.1X with RADIUS remote authentication and more. Administrators can view the event and syslog to clearly see the state of the network in real time and receive notifications about access attempts or configuration changes. The switch can be set to automatically disable user or port credentials after failed access attempts.

The NT5000 also promises:

·      Graphical dashboards

·       N-Ring auto-member

·       Port-mirroring

·       Cable diagnostics


·       IGMP v1/v2/v3

·       SNMP v1/v2/v3

·       NTP, LLDP and LACP

·       Fast boot allowing traffic to pass in less than 20 seconds

·       Wide shock and vibration tolerance

·       Extensive compliance certifications, including Product Safety: (UL/CUL) Ordinary and Hazardous locations, Emissions/Immunity: FCC/ICES/CE, ATEX/IECEx, Marine: ABS, Rail: EN 50155, EN 50121, EN 61373, UKCA

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