Phoenix Contact offers smart managed narrow switches that are now available with fiberglass ports for covering medium and large distances. Thanks to two integrated FO ports (multimode or single mode), the switches for use in Profinet or EtherNet/IP™ applications cover distances of up to 15 kilometers. They, therefore, also enable the connection of widely distributed network parts. Thanks to the integrated Profinet device, the switches are ideal for use in control environments in Profinet applications. This enables the user to configure and diagnose the switch via the controller. Furthermore, easy device replacement is also possible thanks to automatic detection of the neighborhood relationships and transfer of the configuration settings. When switching to EtherNet/IP™ mode, the switch automatically activates the relevant multicast functions for EtherNet/IP™. This minimises multicast traffic in the network. With innovative products in the range of terminal blocks, connectors, interfacing solutions, surge protection devices and automation components, the company offers solutions to the energy, process, machine tools, EMS, Railways, etc.
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