PROFINET enabled Ethernet switches from Amplicon

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Amplicon have announced the release of the new EDS-405A/408A-PN Industrial grade, PROFINET enabled, managed Ethernet switches.
The EDS-405A/408A-PN switches are specifically designed for use in PROFINET PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) applications, this allows users to directly integrate and manage the switches in a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system without the need for additional configuration or any modifications. The switches can be directly installed into a new or existing PROFINET network to reduce deployment time; they can also be managed and monitored by SCADA system software, such as SIMATIC STEP 7. The EDS-405A/408A-PN switches support Moxa’s Turbo Ring and Turbo Chain network redundancy technologies. When a connection failure occurs, they enable fast network recovery in under 20ms for high network reliability. These switches also have a very fast booting time of under 10s, this ensures system availability and reduces maintenance costs. Moxa have designed these switches specifically for use in industrial environments; the enclosure is a compact, metal, IP30 rated case that can be DIN-Rail or wall mounted for easy integration into cabinet installations, they can also withstand operation in extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to +75°C.


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