Advantech ProView Ethernet Switches

The Advantech ProView Series of Ethernet switches revolutionizes industrial automation  to create more efficient, secure, and scalable networks. Designed to bridge the gap between operational technology and information technology, the ProView Series switches offer dual protocol support, robust performance, and advanced security features. 


Advantech ProView EKI-5x Industrial Ethernet Switches are convergence switches for process control and IT network management. They use Modbus/TCP to communicate with SCADA software and SNMP for interaction with the Network Management System (NMS), allowing comprehensive control for both control engineers and IT staff. 

The ProView Series features Port-based QoS for deterministic data transmission, prioritizing critical traffic and delaying less urgent data. Built with the highest quality components, EKI-5x switches operate in extreme temperatures from -40 to 75°C and offer EMS Level 3 protection against electromagnetic interference, ensuring robust industrial performance

Versatile Solutions for Diverse Industrial Applications

The Advantech ProView Series of Ethernet switches is designed to meet the rigorous demands of various industrial sectors, offering robust, secure, and efficient networking solutions. These switches integrate IT and OT seamlessly, making them ideal for a broad spectrum of industrial applications. Below, we explore how the ProView Series excels in specific industries, enhancing performance, reliability, and safety.

The Advantech ProView Series stands out for its ability to meet the specific needs of diverse industrial sectors. By providing reliable, secure, and high-performance networking solutions, these Ethernet switches enable industries to optimize their operations, enhance safety, and improve overall productivity. 

In manufacturing environments, the Advantech ProView Series streamlines automation processes, improves data management, and boosts overall productivity. By facilitating seamless communication between machines and control systems through Modbus/TCP and SNMP protocols, these switches ensure efficient operation and real-time monitoring.

The ProView Series’ robust design and advanced features like Port-based QoS enable deterministic data transmission, prioritizing critical control signals and reducing downtime. This results in enhanced precision, higher output quality, and increased efficiency in manufacturing processes.

For the energy and utilities sector, the ProView Series provides reliable and secure networking essential for the operation of power plants, substations, and renewable energy installations. These Ethernet switches are built to withstand harsh environments and extreme temperatures, ensuring continuous operation.

Their advanced security features protect against cyber threats, while the dual protocol support allows seamless integration with SCADA systems and IT networks. This ensures that energy systems are monitored and controlled efficiently, reducing the risk of outages and enhancing overall grid stability.

In the transportation industry, the ProView Series enhances communication networks in railways, roadways, and marine transportation systems, ensuring safe and efficient operations. These switches support high-speed data transmission and real-time communication, critical for monitoring and controlling transportation systems.

Their rugged construction and compliance with industry standards make them ideal for deployment in challenging environments. By prioritizing traffic and managing data flow effectively, the ProView Series ensures that transportation networks remain reliable, minimizing delays and improving safety.

The oil and gas industry requires robust networking solutions capable of operating in some of the most challenging conditions. The Advantech ProView Series is designed to provide reliable connectivity for offshore platforms, refineries, and pipelines.

With features like EMS Level 3 protection against electromagnetic interference and a wide operating temperature range, these switches ensure continuous operation even in extreme environments. The ProView Series supports both Modbus/TCP and SNMP protocols, facilitating seamless integration between control systems and IT networks, enhancing operational efficiency and safety.


Seamless IT/OT Integration

  • Dual Protocol Support: The ProView Series supports both Modbus/TCP for OT applications and SNMP for IT management, providing a unified solution that simplifies communication and control across diverse industrial systems.
  • Enhanced Interoperability: By bridging the gap between IT and OT, the ProView Series enables seamless data exchange and collaboration between different systems, enhancing operational efficiency and decision-making.

Robust Performance and Reliability

  • Industrial-Grade Design: Built to withstand harsh industrial environments, the ProView Series operates reliably in extreme temperatures, high humidity, and other challenging conditions. Its rugged construction ensures long-term durability and performance.
  • Advanced Redundancy: Featuring redundancy protocols such as RSTP/STP, the ProView Series ensures network stability and reliability, minimizing downtime and maintaining continuous operation even in case of network failures.

Comprehensive Network Management

  • Proactive Monitoring and Control: Equipped with Advantech’s intelligent network management software, the ProView Series offers real-time monitoring and control, allowing for proactive maintenance and rapid response to issues.
  • User-Friendly Interface: The intuitive interface simplifies network management, making it easy for administrators to configure, monitor, and optimize network performance.

Enhanced Security

  • Multi-Layered Security: The ProView Series incorporates advanced security features, including user authentication, data encryption, and secure access controls, protecting your network from unauthorized access and cyber threats.
  • Compliance with Industrial Standards: Adhering to key industrial standards, the ProView Series ensures secure and reliable operation, meeting the stringent requirements of critical applications.

Scalability and Flexibility

  • Modular Design: The ProView Series features a modular design that allows for easy expansion and customization, accommodating the growing needs of industrial networks.
  • Versatile Connectivity Options: With a wide range of port configurations and connectivity options, the ProView Series can be tailored to suit various industrial applications and infrastructure setups.

Communication with NMS Software via SNMP

Advantech ProView switches support SNMP, enabling IT departments to use Network Management System (NMS) software like SNMPc, SusuAccess NMS, and OpenNMS for comprehensive device management, including status monitoring, configuration, and event notifications.

In industrial settings like manufacturing, maintaining a smoothly running network of thousands of sensor devices is crucial. SNMP is widely used by engineers to monitor network device status, and an NMS can provide an intuitive network topology with real-time device status updates, ensuring minimal downtime.

Advantech is a global leader in industrial automation and IoT solutions, renowned for its innovative products and commitment to quality. 

The ProView Series embodies Advantech's dedication to bridging the gap between IT and OT, delivering a versatile, reliable, and secure networking solution tailored for the demands of modern industrial applications.

Advantech ProView Series Family

EKI-5525 Series EKI-5725 Series EKI-5524 Series EKI-5528 & EKI-5728 Series EKI-5629C & EKI-5729F Series EKI-5526, EKI-5626C & EKI-5726 Series
Number of Ports Up to 5 ports Up to 5 ports 4+2 ports 8 ports 8+2 ports Up to 16 ports
Redundant 12 ~ 48 VDC Power Input
SCADA Software via Modbus/TCP

8 Ports

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