Gigabit Switch Enhancements

May 14, 2024

New feature enhancements on Red Lion’s N-Tron Series NT5000 Gigabit Managed Layer 2 Ethernet switches include the addition of Red Lion’s proprietary N-Tron Series N-Ring Manager, which increases reliability and provides ring healing times of ~30 ms to prevent disruptions. Additional ring management and diagnostic tools provide notification of a break as well as a detailed fault map. The new firmware also includes a DHCP Server for automatic IP address assignments. Support for DHCP Server option 61 and relay agent with option 82 further simplifies the process of assigning IP addresses when field devices are moved or added to the network.