Smart Ethernet Box

Smart Ethernet Box for video surveillance

The Smart Ethernet Box is an outdoor PoE switch with integrated power supply, surge protection, splice tray for fiber optics, and a DIN rail for additional accessories. Featuring up to four Gigabit Power over Ethernet ports and two uplink ports, it is the ideal all-in-one device for a large number of applications, such as video surveillance, LED lighting, WLAN access point, and other network applications. This makes it not only perfect for outdoor use, but also ideally suited for demanding industrial and commercial indoor applications.

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Your advantages

  • Integrated comprehensive solution for industrial video surveillance
  • Cost savings with a compact solution that provides all functions in a single device
  • Significant time savings with adapter for wall and mast mounting and minimal wiring effort
  • Advanced PoE management for reliable operation of IP cameras
  • Detection of sabotage attempts with alert via SNMP
Smart Ethernet Box on the Phoenix Contact premises

Smart Ethernet Box for video surveillance

Infrastructure for video surveillance Everything in one compact device

The Smart Ethernet Box integrates the functions of conventional connection boxes equipped with standard DIN rail devices into a single compact device. This saves you time during planning and installation.

Numerous management and monitoring functions support the reliable and secure operation of your network.

Smart Ethernet Box video

Would you like to find out more about the Smart Ethernet Box from Phoenix Contact? Then simply watch our video on the topic.

The demo provides a comprehensive overview of the functions of the Smart Ethernet Box. There is also lots of information about the inner workings and assembly of the all-in-one device.

Everything for video surveillance in one device Overview of the product features

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  • Managed switch (can be switched to unmanaged mode)
  • High switching capacity (backplane bandwidth)
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE IEEE 802.3bt, at, af)
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
  • Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP IEEE 802.1ab)

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  • Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
  • Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service (as the RADIUS 802.1x authenticator)
  • MAC address filter
  • Sabotage alarm (door opening, cable tampering)

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  • Web-based management (HTTP/HTTPS)
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2/3); (MIB browser, FL Network Manager)
  • Command Line Interface (Telnet, SSH)

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  • Quick and easy commissioning with basic setup
  • Modern web design, also optimized for cellular end devices
  • Free design of user and role management (scaling of access rights for individual users)
  • Design of individual timer switch profiles with a weekly or daily rhythm (allows the individual switching on and off of the PoE voltages and of the 24 V DC output)
  • Worldwide time setup (automatic switchover between standard and daylight saving time in all time zones worldwide)

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  • Monitoring and event logging for the connected devices
  • Graphic illustration of the assigned PoE budget and PoE power monitoring
  • Support for syslog (logging of device events and storage on a remote server)
  • Snapshot function (simple overview and documentation of the system status and all settings configured)
  • Proactive event signaling (surge protection, temperature)

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  • Impact and shock resistant in accordance with IK10, and therefore secure against vandalism
  • Water- and dust-tight in accordance with IP65/NEMA 4X, and therefore protected against jet water and harsh environmental influences
  • Weather, UV, and corrosion resistant, thus enabling unrestricted outdoor use
  • Prevention of condensation forming in the device with an integrated climate membrane
  • Fan-free design even for extreme environments with an efficient, tailored heatsink
  • Simple wall or mast mounting with self-locking mounting adapter
  • Variable door mounting (right- and left-hinged, removable)

The Smart Ethernet Box from various perspectives

Smart Ethernet Box standing with open cover
Smart Ethernet Box lying with view of the cable entries
Rear view of the Smart Ethernet Box with mounting adapter and heatsink

Smart Ethernet Box: small – compact – powerful The innovative Smart Ethernet Box combines many features in one device:

Interactive image map: Smart Ethernet Box in 3D view
Universal mounting adapter
The universal mounting adapter makes installation easier with its simple latching mechanism.
Robust housing
The robust housing with climate membrane meets all outdoor installation requirements.
Cable entries
You can connect preassembled cables using the cable entries that ensure waterproof and dustproof connections.
Efficient power supply
The efficient power supply allows for the reliable and continuous use of cameras with high power requirements even in extreme ambient conditions.
Power-over-Ethernet switch
The Power-over-Ethernet switch can power up to four cameras and offers management and diagnostic functions.
Replaceable surge protection
Replaceable surge protection ensures high system availability. In the event of an incident, an alarm message is sent via Ethernet.
Splice tray
Connect fiber optics easily and securely with the integrated splice tray.
Integrated door monitoring
In the event of attempted sabotage, the integrated door monitoring system issues an alarm via Ethernet.

Product versions

The Smart Ethernet Box is available in the following versions:





Uplink ports 2 x FO 2 x copper Ethernet 2 x copper Ethernet 2 x FO
Camera connections 2 x PoE 4 x PoE 2 x PoE 4 x PoE
Item no. 1108543 1108542 1108544 1102626
Modular components for video surveillance

Infrastructure for video surveillance – individually combinable

Modular solution for video surveillance Individual components for the camera connection box

In addition to the Smart Ethernet Box, Phoenix Contact provides a wide range of industrial connection and communication technology products that can be combined to create an application-oriented solution to connect your cameras and video server.

You can obtain all the necessary infrastructure components for reliable video surveillance from a single source and adapt your monitoring system flexibly.