Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group is pleased to announce the launch of a five and an eight port Gigabit Ethernet switch – the EKI-3725 and 3728. These exciting new products are the first to market with dedicated priority ports, up to 60% reduction in power consumption, smart diagnostics and gigabit data transmission, making them ideal for a host of industrial automation functions including toll stations and CCTV systems.
Priority ports are an exciting development and as the name suggests they prioritize the traffic coming over those ports and delay the less immediately necessary data over the remaining ports. This is especially useful for high bandwidth applications such as video streaming where latency would cause problems.
Superior smart diagnostic functions are the best way to discover a fault on the system without lots of painstaking port analysis. One highly visible LED will inform an engineer that a connection loop has occurred, thereby allowing him to quickly fix the issue and minimize down time.
As energy bills increase, every little helps and the new EKI switches come with advanced power saving functions that save up to 50% on power consumption and produce less heat than existing EKI switches.
Gigabit Ethernet provides users with the fastest possible data transmission speeds for high definition video streaming and the ability to sustain constantly high traffic loads.
For applications that don’t require the benefits of Gigabit Ethernet but still want the priority ports, energy saving and quick diagnostics, Advantech has also launched the EKI-3525 and 3528 models which have 100Mbps Ethernet.