- June 09, 2010
June 9, 2010 The Scalance XR-324 managed industrial Ethernet switch from Siemens Industry offers modularity and high port density in a compact, 19 rack housing that is well suited for rugged industrial applications.Available in four models that connect to 24V DC or 110 to 230V AC, the Scalance XR-324 provides manufacturers and system integrators with a high-performance switch that integrates plant floor networks with enterprise networks via a high speed Gigabit backbone.The XR-324 switch is designed for maximum flexibility via a wide range of money and time saving options. Specifically designed for 19 cabinets with 12 slots, each slot in the XR-324 can accommodate a selection of 2-port electrical or optical (10/100/1000 Mbit/s) media modules. The optical media modules are available with single mode or multimode fiber. They are also available with small form factor pluggable (SFP) media modules with LC type connectors. In certain Ethernet based networks that use multi-cast mes-saging scheme, IGMP snooping is required to prevent information flooding on the networks.As a result, the Scalance XR-324 switch has been designed with up to 24 gigabit ports and is available with advanced management features including link aggregation, VLAN and IGMP snooping and query.Redundant path communication is protected via redundant ring switching technology with switching times of less than 200 milliseconds, as well as by mesh architectures using spanning tree (STP) and rapid spanning tree (RSTP) protocols.Scalance X FamilyThe Scalance X industrial Ethernet family of switches deliver reduced downtime through fast device replacement, lower cost of ownership due to easy configuration with built in web-based management, fast commissioning, complete diagnostics and the reliability of standard redundant point-to-point connections and power supply.The switches are designed specifically for high-speed back-bone architectures including process control systems -- that must handle a large number of devices with redundancy. They support 100 Mbits per second and 1000 Mbits per second communication speeds via Profinet, twisted copper wire or fiber optic cable.Additionally, each Scalance X switch features a robust, highly reliable structural integrity. A fanless construction combined with the ability to operate at temperatures between -20°C and +70°C with condensation help keep the network running longer with fewer failures and miscommunications.About Siemens:A division of Siemens Industry, Inc. (SII), the Industry Automation (IA) Division is a global leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. IAs portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to enterprise-wide automation solutions for automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, IA optimizes the entire value chain of manufacturers from product design and development to production, sales, as well as a wide range of maintenance services. With nearly 43,000 employees worldwide, Industry Automation posted worldwide revenues of $9.6 billion in fiscal year 2009.