Managed Ethernet Switches - Key Features for a Powerful Industrial Network
Source: B&B Electronics
Success for an industrial engineer has always had roots in the search for dependability and function at an affordable cost. Ethernet always held out the promise of high function in most regards, but determinism was missing. Hardware that could survive industrial settings was also lacking. The technology, hardware, software and volume that have made Industrial Ethernet affordable and useful is a relatively recent development. Industrial managed switches are the key to this improvement. Until a few years ago, the typical Ethernet installation used repeaters to distribute data.