Manageable 10-port GigaBit Ethernet Switch (MAXBES)

Rugged 10-port Gigabit Switch

with 2 SFP+ 10Gbit ports (MAXBES)

The MAXBES comes with 8-ports 1Gbit and 2-ports 10Gbit speed. The eight 1GBit ports are either available as eight RJ45 copper ports or four RJ45 copper ports and four 1GBit SFP. The open frame version also offers lockable headers instead of RJ45. All ports have status LEDs, indicating the activity and speed of each port.

The MAXBES solution is extremely compact and can also be used as open frame solution or in a MIL housing with connectors of your choice. Supply power is 8-36VDC and uses less than 15W. The product can be operated at -20°C to 60°C and optionally even up to +70°C.

For the fiber ports, most Ethernet compatible transceivers (acc. MSA) can be used. It allows the users to select the appropriate transceiver for each link. As managed switch, the product gives access to various switch settings to configure features like: Quality of Service, VLAN, Rapid Spanning Tree, etc.. To adjust these switch settings, MPL provides an easy to use web interface.

MAXBES Highlights

These features make the MAXBES ideally suited for any rugged or industrial network applications. Due to the low power consumption, robust and flexible design, the products are well suited for any embedded system. It is the perfect fit, whether they are used in a rugged, hot or other harsh environment. The MAXBES makes it easy to set up a challenging network!

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OPEN-MAXBES integration in exist. housing

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MAXBES for harsh industrial environments

[MAXBES 10-port switch]

MIL-MAXBES for rough military environments

Technical Features

Board Key Data
Switch lookup Engine High performance lookup engine supports up to16k MAC entries
IEEE 802.3x flow control, back pressure flow control
Status LED 2 LEDs for each copper port (Link/Activity and Speed indicators)
1 LED for each SFP (Link/Activity indicators)
External Status LED All LED for remote indication are available over lockable header
Ports 8x 1Gbit copper, 2x 10Gbit SFP+ / or 4x 1Gbit copper, 4x 1GBit SFP, 2x 10Gbit SFP+
  Copper ports Auto crossover (Auto MDI/MDIX) support., auto polarity correction, auto negotiation
Support for 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet
  1Gbit SFP ports Supports all 1GBit SFP which are MSA compliant and Ethernet compatible
Support for digital diagnostics monitoring (DDM) and triple speed copper SFP
  10Gbit SFP ports (2x) Supports all 10GBit SFP+ and 1GBit SFP which are MSA compliant and Ethernet compatible
Support for direct attached cable SFP+
Management Software
MPL developed and maintains a management SW with easy to use web interface.
Management supports: • IEEE 802.1X MAC Address Checking • Switch statistic
(Layer 2 Management) • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN • Port Based VLAN
  • IEEE 802.1D RSTP support • Quality of Service
  • SNMP V1, V2c, V3 support • Accessible via https, Telnet, RS232
  • IGMPv3 snooping • Firmware Update via HTTP or TFTP
  • DHCP Client • TLS (HTTPS)
  • Port monitoring • Trunking support
  • Spanning tree • gPTP (1588 PTP support)
Input voltage 8VDC- 36VDC, Reverse polarity protection
Power consumption 15W
Storage Temperature -45°C up to +85°C (-49°F to +185°F)
Operating Temperature -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F) at full operation
optionally up to 70°C (158°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% non condensing
Standard Compliance
The MAXBES is designed to meet or even exceed the most common standard Particular references are:
EMC EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000, MIL-STD-461E
Shock & Vibration EN 60068
Environmental & Safety EN 50155, MIL-STD-810-F, EN 60601, EN 60950
Approval List CE, IEC 60945, IACS E10
The MAXBES has been successfully tested according EN50155, MIL-STD-810-G as well as CE marking


Chassis version width x depth x height comment
DIN-Rail/Flange 162 x 120 x 62mm custom color or foil available
IP67 MIL 280 x 208 x 100mm custom housings and connectors available
Open Frame 155 x 105 x min 23mm custom cooling plate available

MAXBES Versions
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Please note that not all combinations of the above keys are possible, and not all variants may be in stock.

In addition to the MAXBES switches, MPL provides a copper to fiber Ethernet Media converter, called TX2FX.


SFP (optical transceiver) in stock
Optional: MPL offers following SFP modules (others on request)
SFP-1X 1Gb SFP 850nm optical transceiver, 1000BASE-SX, multi mode, up to 500m, with standard LC connector, case temp. -40 to +85°C
SFP-2X 1Gb SFP 1310nm optical transceiver, 1000BASE-LX, single mode, up to 10km, with standard LC connector, case temp. -40 to +85°C
SFP-3X 100Mb SFP 1310nm optical transceiver, 100BASE-FX, multi mode, up to 2km, with standard LC connector, case temp. -40 to +85°C
or any other standard SFP in accordance to MSA & Ethernet compatible
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