RCIS – Rugged Cisco IoT Switch

RCIS - Rugged Cisco IoT Switch

Product Design

  • Connectors
    • 2x 10Gbit/s fibre or copper uplink
    • 4x 1Gbit/s PoE+
    • AC 96 – 264V
    • custom serial console
    • int. and ext. manipulation sensor
  • Cable connector sets
  • One-klick installation
  • Status LEDs
  • IP67 sealed housing with cooling fins
  • – 30°C up to + 70°C (- 22°F up to +158°F)
  • MIL-STD-810H compliant
  • CE

RCIS Applications

Smart City

Road & Railways


RCIS benefits at a glance

The RCIS is designed to resist extreme environmental conditions for critical infrastructure, industry, security and outdoor applications: Fully ruggedized electronics is embedded in a hermetically sealed, precision milled aluminum housing with IP67-graded connectors. RCIS withstands severest outdoor and industrial conditions, including intensive water exposure, dust, extreme temperatures, shock and vibration.

The RCIS guarantees its performance within extended hot and cold temperatures.​ Due to its fanless design without moving parts no maintenance is required over the whole life-cycle. All electronic components and parts are selected and manufactured according to highest industrial quality standards, which results  in unmatched overall reliability.

RCIS provides high speed Gigabit Ethernet switching capacity for demanding IoT applications including 5G mobile networks, WiFi 6 access points, high resolution cameras or displays for smart signing and advertisement. RCIS is configurable with:

    • 2x 10 Gbit/s fibre or copper uplink
    • 4x   1 Gbit/s  application ports

Each  application port supports PoE+ and can be configured as logically seperated network.

RCIS provides data connection and power supply for the application with one wire to minimize installation effort. Each RCIS application port supplies 1 Gbit/s data rate and DC power according to PoE+ (IEEE 802.3 at) with an M12 X-coded fully sealed connector. ​The DC power is reliably transformed by the RCIS internal power converter from a wide AC input range (90 – 264 VAC).

RCIS has a compact size and fits through standard lamp post openings. It comes with a mounting provision, which allows a “one-click” installation. All connectors have simple coupling with standard tools. RCIS has status LEDs on its front. Internal and external manipulation detection provide reliable life-time condition information.

RCIS is built on Cisco embedded hardware and software. Therefore RCIS provisioning is fully automated with a zero-touch deployment. It prevents mistakes by automated configurations and has an easy-to-use WEB UI and familiar Cisco CLI. RCIS seamlessly integrates in Cisco DNA Center infrastructure and operations. Hence, RCIS supports policy based operations, cloud serivce management virtualisation and full SD-WAN compliance.

Take the true benefit of the global leading Cisco network technology for scaling and operating your IoT edge-network.

RCIS provides native Cisco DNA center intergration with full compatibility, which guarantees policy based operations, resilient scalability and maximum operational efficiency.

Cisco DNA Center is a powerful network controller and management dashboard that allows to control your network, optimize investments and lower overall IT and IoT spendings.

“Cisco DNA Center is the only way we can keep up with the explosion of devices on our network.” (Marty Miller, Technology strategist Children’s Hospital Los Angeles)

RCIS brings within one device the Cisco IOS software and an open-source Linux, which together form the IOx Edge Compute Framework. Developers can benefit from familiar processes and open-source tools prevalent with Linux while generating applications that can execute powerful services on IoT network infrastructure, e.g. for efficient and ultra-low latency integration of IoT sensors with cloud services. Additionally RCIS supports LXC for lightweight multiple Linux application virtualisation in containers.
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RCIS is built to seamlessly provide data centre security to the edge of your network. RCIS operates with Cisco IOS and is fully compatibility to Cisco DNA centres. It has the complete enterprise-grade Cisco IOS-XE switching security features.

Ture IT security for your network edge without any compromise!

RCIS is designed and built with comprehensive industrial expertise to optimize overall life-cycle cost. ​The robust design and proven serial manufacturing results in unmatched reliability. Easy handling and zero-touch deployment optimize installation effort. Finally the operational effort is minimized due to seamless network integration based on the world leading network technologies provide by Cisco.

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