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Article | October 8, 2012
Rockwell Automation: Industrial Ethernet switch features scalable managed switching capabilities
Built with Rockwell Automation and Cisco technology, the highly-scalable, compact-sized Allen-Bradley Stratix 5700 layer 2 managed industrial Ethernet switch meets a broad range of switching capabilities including entry-level, machine-builder applications and converged or IT-ready integrated user solutions.
Using Cisco IOS, the Stratix 5700 switch delivers secure integration of business-critical services and support from the plant floor to higher-level information systems. The Stratix 5700 also simplifies the design and development of machine-level networks through configuration and monitoring tools. These tools help enable easy setup and diagnostics from within the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system. The Stratix 5700 switch adds to the broad family of Allen-Bradley switches, which includes the Stratix 2000 unmanaged switch, the Stratix 6000 fixed managed switch, the Stratix 8000 modular managed switch, and the Stratix 8300 layer 3 modular managed switch. Using the latest industrial switching technology from Cisco, the Stratix 5700 switch from Rockwell Automation offers high availability, Quality of Service (QoS), remote-access security, and automated monitoring. The Stratix 5700 line of switches is currently available with 6, 10 and 20 fixed-port configurations. The hardware embeds features such as: IEEE-1588 time synchronization, QoS (prioritization) and Resilient Ethernet Protocol. Additional software features also help improve network performance and troubleshooting, and allow for increased network availability. Each base model of the Stratix 5700 switch comes with dual power inputs, input and output alarms, console port, fiber-ready SFP slots, DIN rail mount and operating temperature range of minus 40 C to 60 C. Model options include: two gig ports, SD flash card, conformal coating, and two different software configurations for a total of 20 different models to best match machine and end-user applications.
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