Managed Ethernet switches optimised for industrial environments

New from HARTING managed Ha-VIS mCon 3000 Ethernet switches enable the construction of more complex and efficient network structures, and have been optimised for use in harsh industrial environments.

With the demand for higher reliability and safety growing in industrial settings managed Ethernet switches need to become more efficient, and these new switches look to address this challenge by offering high availability, network security, monitoring capabilities and high reliability.

Thanks to the integration of the PROFINET I/O device stack, the switches can be deployed and incorporated seamlessly into existing and newly planned PROFINET applications.

In addition to RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol), the new switches also incorporate the Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP) to create redundant topologies. Reduced cycle times and faster processes necessitate the synchronisation of participants in plants. The Precision Time Protocol (PTP Version 2, IEEE 1588) provides the highest possibly accuracy, and is also supported by the new mCon 3000 switches.

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