KEMA specializes in testing and certification for the power and energy industry. The organization tests products to meet environmental and redundancy standards specific to the power and energy industry, including IEC61850 and IEEE1613.

KEMA approval enables Sixnet to deploy its industrial-grade connectivity systems in power substations for grid modernization and smart grid projects throughout the world. The company claimed that the EL228 combines the reliability and ruggedness required for industrial environments with enterprise-class networking capabilities.

Hilton Nicholson, president and CEO of Sixnet, said: ”Achieving KEMA approval is a testament to the rugged characteristics and intelligent, enterprise-class features of our industrial switching products. Sixnet has a long history working with power and energy customers, and KEMA approval validates that our products are designed and built to meet the demanding requirements of this industry.”

The EL228 is a 28 port (24 Fast Ethernet + 4G) industrial ethernet managed switch that provides customers with flexible copper and fiber connectivity, LEDs, power/ground connections, console ports and bracket positions on both the front and back of the switch.

The company said that its rugged design makes the EL228 suitable for extreme environmental conditions, while providing a variety of features including cyber-security that protects against unauthorized access.

It keeps networks running even under fault condition, ensures important data arrives on time, optimizes network bandwidth and has management and monitoring system that enables deployment and troubleshooting.