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Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series Switches

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What is Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series Switches?

Cisco's Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series is presented as a secure, fixed, full-Gigabit industrial switching platform managed with Cisco DNA Center. With 8 PoE+ in a compact form factor, these rugged switches are designed for power and space-constrained areas. The Cisco…

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What is Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series Switches?

The Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series delivers Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in a compact form factor and is designed for a wide range of industrial applications where hardened products are required. The platform is built to withstand harsh environments in manufacturing, energy, transportation, mining, smart cities, and oil and gas. The IE3200 platform is presented as an ideal solution for extended enterprise deployments in outdoor spaces, warehouses, and distribution centers.

These switches run Cisco IOS® XE, a network operating system with built-in security and trust, featuring secure boot, image signing, and a Cisco® Trust anchor module. Cisco IOS® XE also provides API-driven configuration with open APIs and data models.

The Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series can be managed with tools such as Cisco DNA Center and Industrial Network Director, and can be set up with a completely redesigned modern GUI tool called WebUI.

The IE3200 series supports power budget of up to 240W for PoE/PoE+, shared across 8 ports, and can be used to connect PoE-powered end devices such as IP cameras, phones, wireless access points, and sensors.


Industrial Design

Built for harsh environments and temperature ranges (-40°C to +75°C), the Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series is a fanless, convection-cooled switch with no moving parts for extended durability. Hardened for vibration, shock and surge, and electrical noise immunity, it complies with multi-industry specifications for automation, ITS, and substation environments. It is designed to improves uptime, performance, and safety of industrial systems and equipment, and covers a range of Power over Ethernet (PoE) application requirements. It also features Alarm I/O for monitoring and signaling to external equipment.

Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

Designed to Provide secure access for new high-speed applications in the industrial space. Packs up to 10 ports of GE - 2x1 Gigabit Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) uplinks, plus 8x1 Gigabit copper RJ45 downlink ports (with PoE+ or non PoE) in a small form-factor base system. It connects high-speed wireless access points (802.11n, 802.11ac), and enables high-definition (HD) IP cameras and programmable logic controllers (PLC). The switch delivers multiple rings and redundant ring topologies for new network configurations. Extends geographical scalability where longer-distance connectivity is required.

High-density industrial Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Supports up to 8 PoE/PoE+ ports [Power budget - 240W]. It is designed to control costs by limiting wiring, distribution panels, and circuit breakers, and reduce equipment needs, thus requiring less space and reducing heat dissipation. It also enables ready-to-use PoE devices, such as IP phones, cameras, and wireless access points.

WebUI, a modern GUI

According to the vendor, WebUI can enable easy configuration and monitoring of devices, as well as eliminate the name for terminal emulation, and reduce the cost of deployment overall.

SwapDrive

A zero-configuration and simple switch replacement for the event of failure that requires no networking expertise to implement, and helps to ensure fast recovery.


Additional Product Details

Part of the IE3000 product family, the Cisco IE3200 Rugged Series is presently available in 2 configurations (IE-3200-8T2S-E without PoE, and IE-3200-8P2S-E with PoE and PoE+). It is available with a Cisco DNA Essentials license, and comes with a 5-year hardware warranty for the PID and power supply. It is available with Cisco Capital financing and payment plan options and services.


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Cisco's Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series is presented as a secure, fixed, full-Gigabit industrial switching platform managed with Cisco DNA Center. With 8 PoE+ in a compact form factor, these rugged switches are designed for power and space-constrained areas. The Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series brings intent-based networking to industrial use cases.

Belden Managed Switches are common alternatives for Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series Switches.

Reviewers rate Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series Switches Durability highest, with a score of 8.8.

The most common users of Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series Switches are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series Switches is a very powerful switch with a lot of features very useful in the industrial ethernet sector. It implements features that other vendors do not have like L2nat inside switch. Compact and simple to install and configure for our customers' needs to convert IP addresses.
  • Switching
  • Configuration simple
  • Installation
  • 5gbps interface is missing
  • L2nat functionality
  • DIN bar installation
Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series Switches is a switch series very useful when you need to install a network device in a very hot place.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Used in the harsh environments of our warehouses and outdoor lots.
  • It is rugged
  • Easily manageable
  • Power over ethernet
  • Compatibility with Meraki would be nice
  • Web console would be nice
  • Price is rather steep
Harsh environments is where this is the most suited. Otherwise a standard Cisco switch is best.
Dariusz Góra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In our industry, production areas can be very demanding for electronics, with lots of dust, high humidity, and relatively high temperatures. Although traditional switches sometimes manage in such environments, wherever possible, we use rugged switches from the Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series Switches. They fit well in tight industrial cabinets on DIN rails. We wanted greater resilience, and we were not disappointed. Additional features such as various power options and SwapDrive make it a truly excellent solution.
  • Robust Construction
  • Redundant Power Options
  • SwapDrive Technology
  • more Layer 3 features
  • enhanced management and configuration options
  • more industrial protocols and connectivity options
Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series Switches excel in manufacturing environments, offering reliable networking connectivity amidst dust, moisture, and temperature variations. Also, for transportation, logistics, and outdoor deployments, providing uninterrupted network connectivity for critical applications. However, in every place where standard rack switches can be used, they are better options than 3200. So office environments, and data centers, where conditions are controlled, other models may be more suitable.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
So this product is used for IOT. It's used to connect sensors outdoors. It's also used to power outdoor wifi in parks. It's used for a lot of different things. We build boxes, put it up on light poles, parrot, and they just run. I think I would say we own about 30 of them and we've never had one fail. I've just jinx myself. But what can you do?
  • So the reason we purchase these products is the POE and we connect cameras, we connect wifi, we connect IOT devices, we connect edge servers all through this device.
  • It survives the hot Alabama summers and the cold Alabama winter nights. It's got the right temperature range, the right performance characteristics, does everything we need at the right, at a good price point.
  • It would be nice to have a better management interface on the device. We don't use DNA center for it.
I've already said that it's well-suited. We use it in outdoor applications for downtown and park, wifi camera systems, outdoor camera systems, outdoor security camera systems. It's rugged. We can connect it to a DIN rail, hang it up on a light pole, set it, and forget it.
Nick Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
This product enabled us to deploy gigabit switching in our production holding freezers where we keep our food products. With our regular fleet of switches, we were unable to do so because of the harsh cold temperatures in the freezers. The PoE capability on the switches also enabled us to power freezer temperature sensors over ethernet. Also the generally small form factor fits perfectly in the space.
  • Ease of management
  • Operating temperature range
  • PoE Capability
  • Did not use the Alarm I/O which could have reduced the overall size of the device
  • USB-C Console would be nice
  • Above were my only 2 complaints
In areas with harsh temperatures like freezers they are an awesome fit, as I mentioned in the first part of this review. I would not recommend this switch in an area where it may be exposed to other elements like water. For example, in a washdown area like in our food production plants, we are constantly hosing down / steaming the area to sanitize. The only way I would recommend it in an area like that is if it is physically located inside of some sort of enclosure, but in that case you might as well purchase a less expensive non-ruggedized switch and do the same.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Cisco Catalyst IE3200 rugged switches in areas with harsh working environment (dust, moisture, power issues). Typically, these are mechanical rooms or garages where network connectivity is a key factor for maintenance staff. Ability to provide power to wireless access points and IP cameras allow us to power up the devices directly not using power injectors. In addition, these switches can be easily integrated to DNA Center software which provides remote monitoring and management, and we are able to easily integrate it with other access switches in the company.
  • Industrial design
  • PoE+ support
  • DNA Center management
  • SFP fiber ports
  • Price
  • mGig ports
Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series Switches are perfect fit for branch offices or industrial areas with difficult access for maintenance. They are also a great fit for companies that use network automation such as Ansible or DNA Center. These switches would probably not be very effective as an access switches because of less port capacity and performance. Also, they would not be feasible for organizations that use WiFi 6 access points with mGig ports.
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We used it for enterprise network superior quality in enterprise networks We managed to extend video and voice services to industrial applications. Based on our requirement, we opted for Cisco Catalyst in order to make sure the network us safe and fast enough during the most challenging endurances and quality tests.
  • Superior security.
  • Extended switches.
  • Extended voice services.
  • A bit of speed improvement could help.
  • The technology is quite new and more docs would help.
  • Only 3 internet protocols are supported.
Very well suited for video The integrated power supply is an outstanding Swappable SD flashcard with up to 24 fixed ports to take maximum advantage of this device It has a DIN rail mountable version and IP67 compliant Two switches version that we can select depending on the location as well and on the industrial application.
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