Fast Track Switching Ethernet devices gain more functions

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Fast Track Switching Ethernet devices gain more functionsHarting is adding new management functions to its Fast Track Switching real-time Ethernet-based switching technology, providing determinism and availability combined with redundancy, reliability, diagnosis and much more.

The Fast Track Switching method recognises, prioritises and accelerates precisely those frames that are particularly important for the user in the specific application. It is easy to set up the switch for the identification characteristics within these frames. This enables the switch to recognise important frames, which are then accelerated by way of the cut-through method so they can overtake other frames blocking their path. As a result, important data always reaches its destination on time, regardless of the remaining network load.

As fully-managed switches, the devices offer all the functions expected from modern switches, including redundancy capability as well as VLAN and DHCP capability. The integrated Profinet I/O stack also enables the devices to be used and integrated as Conformance Class B equipment in the Profinet area. EtherNet/IP applications are also optimally supported with IGMP snooping and DHCP Option 82.

The Fast Track Switching product family includes three new members: the Ha-VIS FTS 3100-A, equipped with ten RJ45 ports; the Ha-VIS FTS 3082-ASFP, equipped with eight RJ45 ports plus two SFP slots; and the Ha-VIS FTS 3060-A, with six RJ45 ports in an especially slim design

The combination of Fast Track Switching technology and extensive management functions enables a wide range of applications to be implemented with new possibilities.

Follow the links to view data sheets for the three new Fast Track Switching products (all 160kB PDF files):

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