FLEX switch wins at ASIS 2016!



Great news! The NVT Phybridge FLEX Switch won the 2016 ASIS Accolades Award. The FLEX is the newest addition to NVT Phybridge's CHARIoT Series of long reach switches, which delivers Fast Ethernet and PoE++ over 2 or 4 pair UTP with 2,000ft (610m) reach. The Flex switch has already helped many customers save money, time, and eliminate risk and disruption as they successfully enabled the Internet of Things (IOT).

The FLEX managed switch delivers fast Ethernet and PoE++ (50 watts per port) over multiple pairs of UTP cable with five times the reach of traditional switches. FLEX was designed to make the migration to IP quick, easy and cost effective by leveraging an existing 2 or 4 pair UTP infrastructure. Benefits include:

  • Accelerating your return on investment by reducing infrastructure costs.
  • Collapsing planning and deployment time.
  • Eliminating infrastructure barriers, risks, disruption and costs.
  • Creating a robust IP platform that is easy to configure, deploy and manage.

Unlike other Network Switches, FLEX Delivers:

Speed, Reach and Power

The Flex switch can operate in standard mode (without an adapter) and long reach PoE mode for extended reach. One switch, many options.

Cable Type Distance Bandwidth Speed Adapter Required
2 Pair CAT5 328ft/100m 10/100Mbs No
2 Pair 24 AWG UTP 984ft/300m 100Mbs Yes
4 Pair 24 AWG UTP 1,476ft/450m 100Mbs Yes
4 Pair CAT5 1,640ft/500m 100Mbs Yes

Industry Leading PowerWISE® Technology

Power sharing for redundancy, load balancing, AC/DC options, hot swappable power supply and auto sensing 100-240VAC delivering 500 to 1,000 watts of power.

FLEX is one of the most energy efficient switches on the market consuming less than 20 watts of power to operate.

Managed Switch with Plug-and-Play Option

FLEX can operate in transparent mode functioning as a bridge allowing for plug-and-play deployment or as a fully managed switch with high value features including:

  • Power management by port for easy reset of ports.
  • Port MAC locking for higher security and peace of mind.
  • Simple Network Manager, an intuitive web GUI that makes managing the switch a breeze.