On-Machine Ethernet Switch
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Rockwell Automation ArmorStratix 5700 switch simplifies network design, integration.
Rockwell Automation launched its Allen-Bradley ArmorStratix 5700, an on-machine Ethernet switch. Built with IP67 protection, the Layer 2 managed industrial Ethernet switch can be mounted directly onto a machine or application. Using the Cisco IOS network infrastructure software, the switch manages the transfer of production data to enterprise-level databases and information systems. The ArmorStratix 5700 offers Quality of Service (QoS) and automated monitoring, as well as 8, 16 and 24 fixed-port configurations. Ech base model also comes with M12 Ethernet connectors, SD flash card, dual-power inputs and a panel-mounted design. An expanded ArmorStratix 5700 switch offering includes 10 and 18 fixed-port configurations, with 2 gigabit ports, hardware-based IEEE 1588, hardware alarms, and up to eight Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports.