GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics , have unveiled NETernity RM983RC VME Ethernet switch. NETernity Ethernet switch designed for network switching applications in industrial, government, telecommunications and defence applications, the 6U form factor RM983RC switch provides support for 12 or 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
NETernity RM983RC VME Ethernet switch ships with GE Fanuc’s OpenWare Lite switch management environment, providing customers with the flexibility to manage configuration of the RM983RC from a serial console or through the network.
NETernity RM983RC VME Ethernet switch is capable of Layer-2 switching at wire speed, 12 or 24 ports are routed to front panel I/O and can be 10/100/1000BaseT, 1000BaseSX or 1000BaseLX, mixing and matching of fibre and copper media in groups of four are supported. The front panel I/O routing of the RM983RC extends the capability of the NETernity 6U VME product family by offering designers a choice of I/O routing.
OpenWare Lite, which is available on selected NETernity switches, is designed to be easy to deploy. The Linux-based software allows faster implementation and easy updates to Firmware. A Linux command line interface and remote Telnet user interface support allows users to select how they interact with the switch. Management features include support for VLANs, MSTP, trunking, mirroring and limited SNMP.