Seamless Integration in the Connected Factory By Using Ethernet Direct Reliable Industrial Ethernet Switches

California, U.S.A., March 2018 – Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions is pleased to share how the connected factory can be seamlessly integrated using Ethernet Direct industrial Ethernet switches.

Today’s technological quest is moving forward for factories to be connected. A connected factory is connecting all parts of the manufacturing processes in order to simplify and speed up the work across every platform. The digitization of manufacturing connects devices, machines and people to combine industrial Ethernet and industrial internet or what we now known as ‘Industrial Internet of Things’ (IIoT). With the connected factory, plant floor can easily monitor the performance in real time as well as seamlessly integrate applications, data, and processes across both on-premises and the cloud. Factory downtime can be costly and any disaster may lead to hours or weeks of recovery solution. The more advanced the technology is, the more important it is to choose a reliable industrial Ethernet switch like what Ethernet Direct offers. Engineered using made in the U.S.A. platform, advanced hardware design (scalability, 10G, redundancy, power protection) and software features (advance security, 1588 PTP, G.8032/ERPS, multiple redundancies) can guarantee non-stop continuous operation. The latest technology and design concepts have been incorporated in our industrial Ethernet switch capable of handling big data and comprehensive functions in the ever-changing demands and new levels of productivity in the connected factory with the goal to boost manufacturing.



It is important for manufacturers to understand how to align their digitization and smart factory investments by choosing the right connected industrial devices. Connectivity within the manufacturing process is not new; however, the rise of Industry 4.0 requires both horizontal and vertical integration in the manufacturing systems. Control engineers need to careful consider network security in order to prevent and protect the connected devices in the network. Industrial devices such as industrial managed Ethernet switch, firewall and gateway controllers can be referred to as the cyber security gatekeepers in automation. Cyber security would cover application security, information security, network security and operational security. There are many Industrial managed switches available but not focusing on security. Ethernet Direct pioneers in Advanced Layer 2 Industrial managed switches by providing a full spectrum of management security technologies for added reliability and can be preventive measures against Layer 2 attacks in the connected network. Some of these features are: Port Security, IP Source Guard, ARP Inspection, Port & MAC based Authentication (IEEE 802.1X), RADIUS / TACACS+ 3.0, ACL (Access Control Lists), HTTPS / SSL / SSH V2 and more.

Today’s industrial networks demand for high robustness, high density and high scalability devices. The ability prevent operational downtime requires multiple levels of network redundancy. Ethernet Direct industrial Ethernet switches are compliant with IEEE standards for ring topologies such as IEEE 802.1d Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), IEEE 802.s Multiple Spanning Tree and the latest technology ITU-T G.8032 / Y.1344 ERPS Ethernet Ring Protection Switching. Furthermore, Ethernet Direct has developed a series of proprietary rings (Direct-Ring™, Direct-Chain™ & Join-Ring™) for high resilient networks to allow network or control engineers the flexibility to design any kind of network with multiple connections and devices as required.

To understand how your applications can benefit from Ethernet Direct industrial Ethernet switches for the connected factory, please contact us on by phone 1-888-895-8256 (U.S. toll free) or e-mail or

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