The new advanced managed switches in the 7000 series from Phoenix Contact are particularly suitable for use in Ethernet/IP networks because the industrial Ethernet switches are the first to be equipped with the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP). The switches can be configured and diagnosed from the EtherNet/IP control system.
They are the first switches in the world to support the Device Level Ring (DLR) redundancy mechanism. With DLR switching times of less than three milliseconds can be achieved if failure occurs; this increases the availability of the network. Up to six non-DLR-enabled devices can be integrated into the ring with the FL SWITCH 7000 switch.
In addition, proven functions such as IGMP snooping, multicast source detection, and auto-query port for intelligent multicast filtering are also available on the switches to enhance network stability.
Please visit www.phoenixcontact.co.uk for further information about these managed switches.