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Siemens introduces Ruggedcom RMC8388 Time Converter

Siemens introduces Ruggedcom RMC8388 Time Converter

July 6, 2015 - Siemens introduces Ruggedcom RMC8388 Time Converter that can convert between the modern Precision Time Protocol IEEE 1588v2 and the legacy IRIG-B (Inter-range instrumentation group) time codes or PPS (pulse per second).

Withstanding  temperatures from -40 up to +85 degrees Celsius, vibration and shock the device offers high reliability for electric power applications.

The RMC8388 enables the usage of legacy IEDs (Intelligent Electronic Devices) within modern Ethernet networks without the need for maintaining a separate network for time synchronization.

The compact form factor makes the Ruggedcom RMC8388 ideal within modern Ethernet based networks while it uses only limited additional space in existing cabinets and defers capital expenditures by enabling cost effective time sync to existing non IEEE 1588 capable IEDs. Besides extending the service life of legacy IEDs, the Ruggedcom RMC8388 also enables the connection of legacy time sources to a modern Ethernet based network to enable upgrading in phases without the need for upgrading everything at once.

Ruggedcom RMC8388 also reduces high maintenance costs on legacy coax cabling by replacing them with standard Ethernet cabling for both communications and timing purposes, all the way to the switchyard cabinets.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 343,000 employees worldwide on a continuing basis. 

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