Ethernet Direct Reveals the Facts & Applications of Industrial Gigabit Switches

California, U.S.A., July 2016 – Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions reveals our successful applications deploying Industrial Gigabit switches to boost in performance for applications requiring intensive bandwidth to eliminate bottlenecks in the network.

Manufacturing Automation. In manufacturing process application, a complete control system solution is required to be capable of controlling all processes as well as ability to monitor the performance of the system with real-time data logging like temperature or humidity readings. The network devices should be able to withstand high operating temperatures and support remote data access and control. HMG-1628 was chosen among the 3 contenders owing to its robust IP-30 housing protection, power polarity reverse protection, overload current protection, EFT protection over 3000 VDC for power line, and 6000 VDC Ethernet ESD protection. In the event a problem occurs with external power, a built-in fault relay is available to signal an external programmable logic controller or other controllers. Manufacturing can be possible with intelligent network monitoring which also brings a cost effective management solution.

Intelligent Transportation. In a newly built U.S. Mid-West airport, Gigabit and ring redundancy were used throughout the project. Parking lanes used HMG-628G (10 port Full Gigabit switch) in a redundant ring to connect to existing edge devices (card readers, VoIP, gate control, etc.) All the 19 lane rings were dual homed to a main ring of HMG-448G (4 port Full Gigabit + 4 SFP) and HMG-1628 switches. The various servers were then connected to the main HMG-448G ring with dual connections. The system had redundancy at every level, insuring the reliability of the system. Extensive configuration with simple user friendly products ensures maximum network security. Ethernet Direct provides a solution that provides fast communication with the use of rail switches which are industrially hardened and specifically designed to operate reliably in electrically harsh, demanding environments and in hazardous locations.

Utilities. Monitoring the control room in nuclear operation is no easy task. The importance of installing not just a network but a reliable & secured network is obligatory. Downtime is not allowed as the environment focus on a great deal of end devices like PLC, robots, power management, sensors, and drives etc. The combination of HMG-828 and HMG-628G were deployed to increase high bandwidth applications used in real-time control applications or network reliability, HMG series provides redundant self-recovery mechanism in less than 50 milliseconds. Ethernet Direct products have been designed to meet industrial standards and deliver the highest levels of immunity to electromagnetic interference and heavy electrical surges. It also features wide operating temperature range to ensure reliability.

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