Switches Get Advanced Features

The Allen-Bradley Stratix 8000 modular managed switch line has been upgraded with advanced features designed to improve system flexibility and uptime.

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These enhancements include the implementation of the Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP), DHCP per port and the CIP Sync Time Protocol. The REP is a high-speed ring protocol that allows switches to be connected in a ring, ring segment or nested ring segments. DHCP per port allows the switch to assign IP addresses to end devices connected to the switch. CIP Sync, which is ODVA’s implementation of the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol, allows automation equipment to achieve clock synchronization within the 100 nanosecond range.

Rockwell Automation Inc.

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