The Allen-Bradley Stratix 8300 Layer 3 managed switch extends the Allen-Bradley Stratix 8000 industrial switch family to provide Layer 3 routing capability. As a full-featured Layer 3 switch, the new Stratix 8300 offers static, dynamic, multicast, redundant, IPv6 and policy-based routing and VFR-Lite virtualization. This allows for maximum flexibility in providing secure segmented architectures for industrial Ethernet applications.Optimized with features for both IT and manufacturing environments, the Stratix 8000 and 8300™ Modular Managed Ethernet Switches are the first of their kind. The result of a joint collaboration between Cisco and Rockwell Automation, this industrial Ethernet switch line uses the current Cisco Catalyst operating system, feature set, and user interface, making IT professionals feel at home. At the same time, it provides easy set-up and comprehensive diagnostic information from within the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture.