Rockwell Automation introduces an addition to its Allen-Bradley Stratix switches with its new industrial Ethernet switch called Stratix 5700, designed to meet a wide range of switching applications from entry-level, machine-builder applications through converged or IT-ready integrated user solutions.
This highly scalable, compact-sized Ethernet switch is built with Cisco IOS network infrastructure software and can deliver secure integration of industrial services and support from the production floor to the enterprise.
With its default configurations and monitoring tools, the Stratix 5700 switch simplifies the design and development of machine-level networks. The product’s security features ensure that only authorized devices, traffic and users can traverse and access the network.
This Ethernet switch offers common configuration copy and installation with the use of an SD card as well as machine-based diagnostics and troubleshooting via Logix.
The new Stratix 5700 line of switches currently has three base port configurations in six, 10 and 20 fixed-ports, each having dual power inputs, console port, fiber-ready SFP slots, input and output alarms as well as DIN rail mount and operating temperature ranging from -40°C to -60°C.
Model options also include IEEE 1588 support, two different software configurations and conformal coating as well as two gig ports and SD flash card.