- September 30, 2010
September 30, 2010 - N-TRON announced the 7012FX2 gigabit fully-managed compact Industrial Ethernet switch. Small and powerful, the 7012FX2 provides eight (8) copper ports, two (2) fiber ports and two (2) gigabit ports (SFP transceivers optional) for maximum flexibility in industrial environments. Gigabit Communication With support for multiple fiber connections, the 7012FX2 provides the expanded capabilities needed to handle the higher speeds and larger data files inherent in high-bandwidth networks while maintaining the toughness required to operate in extreme environments. The unit contains two (2) gigabit ports and accepts copper and fiber SFP transceivers. Outstanding Switching Performance N-TRON‚Äôs 7012FX2 employs advanced IEEE 802.3 Fast Ethernet 10/100BaseTX switching technology to prevent network bottlenecks, eliminating virtually all data collisions and increasing determinism. Switches automatically negotiate the optimum speed and flow of data to enhance network efficiency. Each device accommodates up to 8,000 MAC addresses‚Äî spacious storage capacity needed for complex and sophisticated network environments. Exceptional Network Solution To maximize network uptime, N-TRON integrates advanced N-Ring technology into its fullymanaged switches. N-Ring enables expanded capacity, detailed fault diagnostics, and fast ~30ms healing time for N-TRON-based rings. The integrity of the ring is continually checked by sending heart beat packets around the network. If an error is detected, the ring converts to a linear topology within ~30ms and communication is immediately restored. A detailed ring map and fault location chart may be accessed by the ring manager's web browser or the OPC server. Each N-Ring accommodates up to 250 fully-managed N-TRON switches. To establish redundancy, N-Link technology easily connects multiple N-Rings, creating additional pathways to critical applications and increasing overall resiliency. Monitoring Options N-TRON offers multiple tools to monitor fully-managed products. A convenient web-based console allows managers and administrators to view and configure switch options, as well as to monitor network traffic, alarms, and trend information from any internet connection. For tightly controlled environments, N-View OPC server software easily combines with HMI control and monitoring applications to form a complete surveillance solution for N-View-enabled switches. The iSNMP Software Suite is also available for link and status monitoring. For local monitoring, each switch features configurable LEDs to indicate power failure and N-Ring status. Unmatched Reliability N-TRON products are recognized for their extreme reliability. The 7012FX2 is housed in a compact, hardened-metal enclosure and provides extended environmental tolerances to temperature, vibration, shock and noise immunity. The product line carries a MTBF of over 2 million hours.