The Cisco? Industrial Ethernet (IE) 1000 Series Switches are compact rugged switches aimed at operational technology (OT) users with limited IT network knowledge. The IE 1000 Series Switches provide an easy transformation from the legacy factory to digital solution. For machine builders and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, it is an attractive entry level product as a GUI-based, lightly-managed switch. The IE 1000 is a good fit for locations with harsh temperatures and small spaces and is Power over Ethernet (PoE) capable with zero IT management.