INCREASING Ethernet speed is an important issue for industrial automation applications. To satisfy this demand, Crisp Technologies has launched a new Gigabit Ethernet Switch that is designed to help users supervise their Ethernet network.
EtherDevice Switch EDS-726, a 26-port modular Gigabit managed switch, is a highly versatile, high performance switch that meets the demands of harsh industrial applications.
Its modular design lets users install up to 2 Gigabit ports and 24 fast Ethernet ports by choosing from three 1-port Gigabit modules, with copper or fibre optic connectors and eight 4-port Fast Ethernet modules with copper or fibre optic (SC/ST) connectors.
For convenient viewing from all vertical angles, EDS-726 features a 60° tilted LED panel that displays the port's status and activity.
Also available are a plug-able Compact flash for configuration back-up, a heat sink on the back panel for increasing system stability and intelligent network management that supports QoS, IGMP Snooping/GMRP, VLAN, LACP, SNMP V1/V2C/V3 and RMON.
The EDS-726, which comes equipped with a redundant Gigabit Ethernet Turbo Ring, gives users a flexible, yet high-speed Gigabit Ethernet network.
If a connection failure occurs, the data path will automatically change over within 300ms to the backup path to maintain Turbo Ring nonstop running.
The switch also supports the standard IEEE network protocol-RSTP/STP (802.1W, 802.1D) that allows switches from different manufacturers to work together.
EDS-726 supports IEEE 802.1X (Port-Based Network Access Control) and SSL (Secured Sockets Layer) to control network access and enhance user authentication. Users must login to gain access to the port. Authentication is done using the local user database or an external RADIUS server.
EDS-726 meets user’s management needs with advanced features that include QoS for increasing determinism, IGMP Snooping and GMRP for filtering multicast traffic, VLAN and GVPR for easing network planning, LACP for optimum bandwidth utilisation, SNMP V1/V2C/V3 for different levels of network management security and RMON for efficient network monitoring. Users will have no trouble configuring their network for maximum performance and reliability.