With the Network Manager, Phoenix Contact offers a new software solution for the quick and easy start-up of Managed Switches, wireless components, and security appliances.
The use of Managed Switches or WLAN components always involves configuration effort for the user. In addition to IP parameters, additional functions such as redundancy, segmentation by VLANs or the SSID in the case of WLAN components often have to be configured. In order to support the user in handling the growing number of managed devices in the network, the Network Manager is a central tool that minimises configuration effort. All network components are monitored, configured, and kept up to date using the Network Manager. Checking that a large number of components are up to date is particularly time-consuming, but this process can be simplified and speeded up through a firmware rollout.
To also satisfy industrial Ethernet protocols EtherNet/IP and PROFINET, IP assignment via DHCP and DCP is integrated. Therefore, the Network Manager can be used in all fields of application, such as machine building, systems manufacturing or process technology.