Siemens Ruggedcom RX5000 Multi Service Platform


The Siemens Ruggedcom RX5000 integrated switch and router is a high-port-density Ethernet routing and switching platform designed to operate in harsh environments.

This platform is designed to meet the challenging climatic and environmental demands found in utility, industrial, and military network applications.

Features include: 
  • Smart Grid functionality in a highly flexible package
  • Cases ranging from small DIN/Panel mount modules to a 4U rack mount chassis
  • Layer 3 switching, routing high port density switching, hot swappable modules, dual redundant power supplies
  • IEC61850 communications, a range of WAN interfaces including HSPA, and sophisticated security services with integrated firewall
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    • The Siemens Ruggedcom RX5000 can withstand high levels of electromagnetic interference, radio frequency interference, and a wide temperature range of –40°C to +85°C.

Port Options:

  • Up to two 10 Gigabit uplinks
  • Up to 24 Gigabit ports
  • Up to 96 10/100TX copper ports
  • Up to 48 100FX optical ports
  • Long-haul optics allow distances up to 90 km
  • Multiple connector types (ST, MTRJ, LC, SC)


Cybersecurity Options:

  • Integrated router/firewall/VPN
  • Stateful firewall with NAT
  • Full IPSec virtual private networking
  • VPN with 3DES, AES128, AES256 support
  • Substation Automation Software RUGGEDCOM CROSSBOW for NERC CIP cybersecurity compliance
  • RADIUS centralized password management
  • Multilevel passwords
  • SSH/SSL encryption
  • Enable/disable ports, MAC-based port security
  • Port-based network access control (802.1x)
  • VLAN (802.1Q) to segregate and secure network traffic
  • SNMPv3 encrypted authentication and access security


Rated for harsh environments:

  • Immunity to EMI and high-voltage electrical transients
    – Zero-Packet-Loss™ Technology
    – Meets IEEE 1613
    (electric utility substations)
    – Exceeds IEC 61850-3
    (electric utility substations)
    – Exceeds IEC 61800-3
    (variable-speed drive systems)
    – Exceeds IEC 61000-6-2
    (generic industrial environment)
    – Exceeds NEMA TS-2
    (traffic control equipment)
  • –40°C to +85°C operating temperature (no fans)
  • Conformal coated printed circuit boards (optional)


Universal Power Supply Options:

  • Fully integrated, dual-redundant (optional) power supplies
  • Universal high voltage ranges: 88–300VDC or 85–264VAC
  • Terminal blocks for reliable, maintenance-free connections
  • CSA/UL 60950 safety approved to 85°C


ROX™II Software Features:

  • Next generation of ROX™
  • Layer 3 switching at wire speed
  • Simple plug and play operation—automatic learning, negotiation, and crossover detection
  • MSTP 802.1Q-2005 (formerly 802.1s)
  • RSTP (802.1w) and Enhanced Rapid Spanning Tree (eRSTP™) network fault recovery (<5ms)
  • Quality of service (802.1p) for real-time traffic
  • VLAN (802.1Q) with double tagging and GVRP support
  • Link aggregation (802.3ad)
  • Traffic prioritization
  • Transaction-based configuration with rollback
  • GMRP and GMVP services
  • Ethernet ports configurable for routed or switched operation
  • Telecom style CLI

Management Tools:

  • Web-based, telecom standard CLI management interfaces
  • SNMP v1/v2/v3
  • Remote monitoring (RMON)
  • Rich set of diagnostics with logging and alarms
  • Role-based access control



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Siemens Ruggedcom RX5000 Specifications

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