14 ports Gigabit Ethernet Consist Switch

Consist Switch


14 ports GbE Consist Switch 

  • Layer 2 managed switch with Layer 3 services
  • 6 x GbE network ports + 8 x FE ports
  • Up to 2 bypasses
  • Support for VLANs
  • PoE+ option available
  • 24 ÷ 110 Vdc available
  • Compliant with EN 50155 standard
  • Compliant with EN 45545 standard
  • Extended temperature range -40 °C / +85 °C

VDS Rail's Gigabit Ethernet Consist Switch is a Gigabit Ethernet managed switch designed for network applications in Rolling-Stock environments.

Layer2/Layer 3 managed switch

Besides providing wire-speed layer 2 forwarding, this switch also supports Layer 3 capabilities, allowing IPv4 unicast and multicast routing among different VLANs. Layer 3 extensions include inter-VLAN routing with packet filtering together with NAT. OSPF and RIP dynamic protocols are also supported. 

WideRange of products available

This Consist Switch supports up to eight (8) FastEthernet ports withoptional PoE+ capability plus six (6) Gigabit Ethernet ports. Besides the standard features provided by this class of devices, this Consist Switch provides advanced software facilities for on-board network discovery and configuration.


This EN 50155-compliant switch is equipped with up to 2 bypasses, making the device completely transparent to the network in case of power loss or failure. 

Main technical specifications

  • IEEE Standard Physical layer :IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX, IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T   
  • IPv4 protocol supported (IPv6 protocol ready)
  • Spanning tree (STP 802.1D) and Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP 802.1w)
  • Link aggregation protocol (LACP 802.3ad)
  • Up to 4096 802.1Q VLANs
  • DHCP option 82 handling
  • IGMP versions 1, 2 and 3 snooping
  • SNMP v1, v2c, v3 device management
  • Static IPv4 unicast and multicast routing
  • OSPF and RIP dynamic routing protocols
  • Network Address Translation (SNAT, DNAT and R-NAT) 
  • Packets filtering

Physical data

  • Connector type: M12 
  • Power supply: From 24 Vdc up to 110 Vdc
  • Power supply class: S2, according to EN-50155
  • Power consuption: 22 W max
  • PoE budget: 60 W
  • Overall dimensions: 207 x 184 x 51 mm (no PoE), 207 x 184 x 73 mm (with PoE)
  • Weight: 2 Kg (no PoE), 2,6 Kg (with PoE)
  • Operating temperature: From -25 up to +70 °C according to EN-50155
  • Storage temperature: from -40°C up to +85 °C
  • Degree of protection: IP40, IP54; IP65

Main approvals/compliance

  • EN 50155: Railway Applications (Electronic equipement used on rolling stock)
  • EN 61373: Shock & Vibration
  • EN 45545: Fire & Smoke
  • IEEE 802.3: Ethernet Network Standard