Industrial Ethernet switches have 6, 10, or 20 ports
The Allen-Bradley Stratix 5700 line of industrial Ethernet switch from Rockwell Automation simplifies machine-level networks through configuration and monitoring rools and is available with 6, 10, or 20 fixed-port configurations.
The Allen-Bradley Stratix 5700 layer 2 managed industrial Ethernet switch by Rockwell Automation meets a broad range of switching capabilities – from entry-level, machine-builder applications through converged or IT-ready integrated user solutions. Using Cisco IOS as its network infrastructure software, the Stratix 5700 switch delivers secure integration of business-critical services and support from the plant floor to the enterprise. The Stratix 5700 managed switch also simplifies the design and development of machine-level networks through configuration and monitoring tools. These tools help enable easy setup and diagnostics from within the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system – bridging the gap between IT and the automation engineer.
The Stratix 5700 line of switches is currently available with six, 10 and 20 fixed-port configurations. The hardware embeds features such as: IEEE-1588 time synchronization, QoS (prioritization) and Resilient Ethernet Protocol. Additional software features also help improve network performance and troubleshooting, and allow for increased network availability. Each base model of the Stratix 5700 switch comes with dual power inputs, input and output alarms, console port, fiber-ready SFP slots, DIN rail mount and operating temperature range of minus 40 C to 60 C. Model options include: two gig ports, SD flash card, conformal coating, and two different software configurations for a total of 20 different models to best match machine and end-user applications.
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