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Kansai Leverages Modern LAN Principles to successfully modernize to IP, saving over $75,000 and accelerating the deployment of Xovis Person Tracking Sensors.

The FLEX managed switch delivers fast Ethernet and PoE++ (50 watts per port) over multiple pairs of UTP cable with six times the reach of traditional switches.

FLEX was designed to make the modernization to IP quick, easy and cost effective by leveraging an existing 2 or 4 pair UTP infrastructure. Benefits include:

  • Accelerating your return on investment by reducing infrastructure costs.
  • Collapsing planning and deployment time.
  • Eliminating infrastructure barriers, risks, disruption and costs.
  • Creating a robust IP platform that is easy to configure, deploy and manage.

Unlike other Network Switches, FLEX Delivers:

Speed, Reach and Power

The Flex switch can operate in standard mode (without an adapter) and long reach PoE mode for extended reach. One switch, many options.

Cable TypeData RateReach
4 pair CAT5e100 Mbps2000ft / 610m
2 pair CAT5e100 Mbps1000ft/ 300m
1 pair CAT5e100 Mbps950ft / 290m (adapter must be locally powered)


Industry Leading PowerWISE® Technology

Power sharing for redundancy, load balancing, AC/DC options, hot swappable power supply and auto sensing 100-240VAC delivering 500 to 1,000 watts of power.

FLEX is one of the most energy efficient switches on the market consuming less than 20 watts of power to operate.

Managed Switch with Plug-and-Play Option

FLEX can operate in transparent mode functioning as a bridge allowing for plug-and-play deployment or as a fully managed switch with high value features including:

  • Power management by port for easy reset of ports.
  • Port MAC locking for higher security and peace of mind.
  • Simple Network Manager, an intuitive web GUI that makes managing the switch a breeze.


19 inches x 1U without rack ears:

• 1.75” x 17.13” x 9.92” (HxWxD)

•4.45cm x 43.5cm x 25.2cm (HxWxD)

Weight7.36 lb. (3.34 kg)
MountingStandalone, rack or shelf-mountable; 2 brackets included for installation
Interface: Ethernet Uplink (Trunk IP)

Maximum 2 uplinks, each 1Gb/s (full duplex), either:

•2 mini-GBIC ports: 1000 Base-TX/SX/LX/EX/ZX/ LHX (determined by SFP, transceiver module installed), Ethernet IEEE 802.3z, fiber optic cable; or

• 2 RJ45 ports: 10/100/1000 Base-T auto-sensing, independent speed selection, Ethernet IEEE

802.3, CAT5e copper cable


1 LAN port (MGMT): RJ45, 10/100 Base-T auto-sensing, IEEE 802.3

1 UART console port: RJ45 (RJ45 to DB9 cable included)

Power Supply

Hot-Swappable Power Supply Unit

Auto-sensing 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power Output: 500W max at 100VAC, 1000W max at 240VAC

*Optional 1000W and 1600W power supplies available at additional cost.

Power Consumption20W
Power Injection (PoE)

DC voltage: 48VDC to 56VDC

IEEE 802.3af/at

PoE++ (50 Watts) compatible

PowerWISE® Power Sharing

2 male connectors (rear)

DC IN and DC OUT: 48VDC to 56VDC

FLEX Layer 2 Capabilities

Layer 2 Features

·  High performance Store and Forward architecture, runt/CRC filtering that eliminates erroneous packets to optimize the network bandwidth

·         Supports VLAN

–          IEEE 802.1Q tagged VLAN

·         Supports Spanning Tree Protocol

–          STP (Spanning Tree Protocol)

–          RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol)

·         Supports Link Aggregation

–          Ether-channel (static trunk)

·         Jumbo Frame

– Max 5k size

MulticastSupports IGMP snooping v2 and v3

·         Authentication

–          Built-in RADIUS client to co-operate with the RADIUS servers, when installed.

–          RADIUS / TACACS+ login user access authentication, when installed.

·         Access Control List

·         MAC Security

–          Static MAC

·         SSH / SSL, when installed


·         IPv4 stack management

·         Switch management interface

–          Web switch management

–          Telnet command line interface

–          SNMP v1, v2c

–          SSH / SSL secure access, when installed.

·         User privilege levels control, with TACACS only.

·         Built-in Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) client

·         System maintenance

–          Firmware upload/download via HTTP / TFTP

–          Configuration upload/download through Web interface

–          Hardware reset button for system reboot or reset to factory default

·         SNTP Network Time Protocol

·         Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)

·         SNMP trap for interface linkup and linkdown notification

·         Event message logging to remote Syslog server

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Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers are compatible with the Small Form Factor Pluggable Multi-Sourcing Agreement (MSA). They simultaneously comply with 1.25Gb/s 1000Base-SX Ethernet and1.063Gb/s Fiber Channel. They are RoHS compliant and lead-free.
NV-PL-1110-PWRIncrease the power budget of the FLEX switch to 1,000 watts if 110 power source is available.
NV-PL-1000-PWRExtra power supply that comes standard with the FLEX switch delivering 500 watts of power if 110v power source or 1,000 watts of power if 220v power source.
NV-FLXLKThe FLEX Link adapter is an Ethernet extender that extends Ethernet and power over 2 or 4 pair UTP. It is used with the FLEX 24 Port switch and FLEX 8 Port switch to support long reach requirements. The FLEX Link can be locally powered to provide higher power to the end point.
NV-PL-DCCBLPack of 4 DC cables to connect 4 FLEX switches together to enable power sharing for redundancy.
FLEX4• Adapter for FLEX24, FLEX8 and FLEX-Base to extend PoE up to 2,000ft (610m)
• Supports IEEE-compliant devices
• Enables 4 IP devices from a single 2- or 4-pair UTP cable run
• Delivers 50W of power from the FLEX24 or FLEX-Base to the Adapter
• Can be locally powered for more power
FLEX-C• Adapter for FLEX24, FLEX8 and FLEX-Base to extend PoE up to 2,000ft (610m)
• Supports IEEE-compliant devices
• Delivers up to 30W of power