Madison Technologies have released the new Westermo Lynx+ L110-F2G managed layer 2 Ethernet switches. These 10 port device are suitable for advanced layer 2 switching in industrial applications with extreme operating conditions. L110-F2G features eight fixed 10/100/Base TX ports and two multi-rate SFP ports (100Mbit or 1000Mbit), allowing operators to choose from an extensive variety of transceivers.
These Ethernet switches support STP (Spanning Tree Protocol) and RSTP (Rapid STP), and also feature Westermo´s innovative FRNT (Fast Recovery of Network Topology) redundant ring functionality to ensure the network resilience. L110-F2G can rapidly reconfigure a large network automatically in the event of a line or hardware failure as the featured FRNT can reconfigure a redundant ring network consisting of up to 200 switches within 20 minutes. Combining STP/RSTP and FRNT allows the L110-F2G to be integrated with other products in redundant network solutions.
The L110-F2G Ethernet switches also feature comprehensive VLAN (Virtual LAN) support for up to 64 virtual networks, increasing security and network bandwidth as well as improving manageability. L110-F2G also supports IGMPv2/v3 (Internet Group Management Protocol) snooping, which provides filtering techniques designed to manage the flow of data around the ring so as to optimise the bandwidth.