The switch portfolio also includes Ethernet switch technology embedded in popular products from the vendor and others, allowing for flexible topologies, as well as lines of unmanaged switches and physical media. The portfolio contains many popular features that are in use today by IT and Controls organizations that deploy standard, unmodified Ethernet, with settings optimized for use in EtherNet/IP applications. The co-branded industrial managed switch line between Cisco and the vendor is billed as the first of its kind.
The line uses the current Cisco Catalyst switch architecture and feature set, along with powerful configuration tools, helping to provide secure integration with the enterprise network. The portfolio includes Ethernet switch technology embedded directly into automation equipment—such as programmable automation controllers, distributed I/O and drives—to allow for better configuration choices for EtherNet/IP applications, such as daisy-chain and ring topologies. The fixed managed switches feature simple set-up and default configurations for EtherNet/IP, and are designed to help ease deployment of Ethernet on the plant floor. Unmanaged switches and a line of industrial media round out the offering.
Rockwell Automation Inc.
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