Harting adds management functions to Fast Track Switching for even better performance
Fast Track Switching, Harting's innovative Ethernet-based switching technology, is now even more versatile thanks to the introduction of a range of management functions offering determinism and availability combined with redundancy, reliability, diagnosis and much more.
The Fast Track Switching method recognises, prioritises and accelerates precisely those frames that are particularly important for the user in the specific application. It is easy to set the switch up for the identification characteristics within these frames. This allows the switch to recognise important frames, which are then accelerated by way of the cut-through method, allowing them to overtake other frames blocking their path. As a result, important data always reach their destination on time, regardless of the remaining network load.
As fully-managed switches, the devices offer all the functions expected from a modern switch including redundancy capability as well as VLAN and DHCP capability. The integrated PROFINET I/O stack also allows the devices to be used and integrated as Conformance Class B equipment in the PROFINET area. EtherNet/IP applications are also optimally supported with IGMP snooping and DHCP Option 82.
The Fast Track Switching product family includes three new members: the Ha-VIS FTS 3100-A, equipped with ten RJ45 ports; the Ha-VIS FTS 3082-ASFP, equipped with eight RJ45 ports plus two SFP slots; and the Ha-VIS FTS 3060-A, with six RJ45 ports in an especially slim design
The combination of Fast Track Switching technology and extensive management functions allows a very wide range of applications to be implemented with completely new possibilities.
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