The 517FX, designed to operate in industrial environments, is housed in a rugged DIN-rail-mounted steel enclosure. Optional panel and rack mount kits are also available. The switch comes standard with extended temperature rating, extended shock and vibration specs, redundant power inputs and a high MTBF (greater than 2M hours). The 517FX requires no setup unless the advanced port functions are utilized. The sixteen 10/100BaseTX ports are auto sensing and auto configuring. Each copper port automatically negotiates for maximum speed and performance by default. The fiber optic port supports full 200Mb/s communications via 100BaseFX. Bi-color LEDs are provided to display the link status, link speed and activity of each port as well as power on/off status. The 517FX supports up to 4,000 MAC addresses and uses advanced IEEE 802.3 Fast Ethernet 10/100BaseTX switching technology to eliminate network collisions and increase network determinism. A high-speed processor and backplane provide outstanding throughput performance.