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switch GIGA 6208+8

Flexible Dual-Standard Metro Switch
with Fiber/Copper Media Converter Option

switch GIGA The switch GIGA 6208+8 is a flexible Gigabit Ethernet layer-2 switch with eight copper/fiber Ethernet ports and integrated management.

The chance to complete each port with an individually selectable fiber optic SFP module makes it suitable for use as a central backbone switch or as an access device to a fiber optic backbone ring. Integrated management allows fine-tuning of its features according to the network-specific demands.

Additionally, each port can be detached from the switch, to be used as an Ethernet copper-to-fiber media converter. This way, the switch GIGA 6208+8 can also be configured as a space-saving managed 8-channel media converter, or even as a mixed switch/converter device.

Due to the power supply and fan redundancy and the configurable trunking mode with up to two trunks, this switch is also well-prepared for use in environments with demand for high reliability.

See also:
- Accessories: An assortment of SFP modules and patch cables for the fiber optic ports.

  • Managed Layer-2 switch with eight Gigabit Ethernet ports, each one provided both as copper and fiber optic (SFP) connector
  • Each port detects and changes automatically between copper and fiber optic link
  • Supports trunking of up to two trunks
  • Each port can be used as switch port, trunk port or ethernet fiber-to-copper media converter
  • VLAN, QoS, rate limiting, RMON-MIB supported
  • Copper interface: auto negotiation or forced half/full 10/100/1000M, MDI/MDI-X
  • Fiber interface: 1000M full duplex, via SFP transceiver, allows selection of multi-mode, single-mode, WDM or CWDM for each port individually
  • Digital Diagnostic Monitoring (DDM) of the SFP modules
  • Integrated management via VT100-CLI, SNMP and Telnet
  • Redundant Power Supply 100-240V AC or -48V DC
Application Examples
  • Enterprise Backbone Switch with 8 Copper/Fiber Ports
  • Ethernet CWDM Point-to-Point or Ring Networks
  • Workgroup Switch with 8 x Fiber Optic
  • 8 x Gigabit Ethernet Fiber-to-Copper Media Converter
  • Last-Mile-Ethernet for Telcos and Carriers/Providers

The switch GIGA as Workgroup-Switch with three additional Ethernet Copper-to-Fiber Media Converters (connecting to a CWDM line)


The switch GIGA working as a Backbone Switch


The switch GIGA working as Access Switch in a Backbone Trunk

Gigabit Ethernet Switch Layer-2 Switch with VLAN, QoS, Rate Limiting, RMON-MIB, Trunking
Copper Interfaces 8 x RJ45, Data Rate 10/100/1000Base-T, Auto Negotiation, MDI / MDI-X
Fiber Optic Interfaces 8 x SFP module slot, Data Rate 1000 Mbit/s
Management VT100 Console
SNMP Configuration and Monitoring
Telnet integrated
Power and Status LEDs
Software Update via TFTP
Power Supply Two Redundant Plugs with 2 x 100 - 240V AC or 2 x -48V DC
Fans Redundant Fan
Mechanical 19" 1HU, Depth 260 mm
Environmental Temperature 0-40oC, Humidity max. 90%, Non-condensing
Ordering Information

switch GIGA 6208+8
Layer-2 Switch with
8 x Dual-Standard Ports, each
Copper (RJ45 Connector) plus
Fiber (SFP Slot)
redundant Power Supply and Fan

2 x 100-240V, european plug
Order Code: G6208+8-EU

2 x 100-240V, US plug
Order Code: G6208+8-US

2 x -48V DC
Order Code: G6208+8-48


DatasheetDatasheet for the switch GIGA

ApplicationApplication Example Drawing


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