Industrial-control applications require complex networks with high data-rates and time sensitive devices whilst harsh environments on the plant floor create vibration, heat and other hazards. Direct-Link Ethernet switches meet the 3 main challenges posed by industrial Ethernet applications: determinism, robustness and integration. Determinism is the assurance that control communication will occur in a set period of time. Delivery of information in the prescribed time requires the use of industrialized protocols: EtherNet/IP*, PROFINET or Modbus TCP Heavy-duty (HD) aluminum enclosures with wide temperature operation are the solution for tougher industrial applications. This managed switch has a Real-Time Ring and has a SNMPv1, SNMP v2 and SNMPv3 which simplifies Network Management Protocol. The multicast filtering saves downstream devices from dealing with unneeded traffic. It is super easy to configure via the web, telnet or CLI (Command-Line Interface). It has convenient, programmable segregation along with network management tools for monitoring and configuration. This switch can be used in any of the following markets and applications: Automotive; Semiconductor; Material handling; Water and wasterwater; Pulp and beverage; Mining and metal; HMI/SCADA systems; Industrial I/O connections; Robot cell control; Packaging line control systems; and Substation control.
IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol)
Multicast filtering; saves downstream devices from dealing with unneeded traffic
Redundant ring with rapid recovery for minimum interruption
Authentication and encryption for security
Remote access saves time on set-up