Phoenix Contact’s particularly narrow Smart Managed Narrow Switches are now available with fibreglass ports for covering medium and large distances.
Thanks to two integrated FO ports (multimode or single mode), the switches for use in Profinet or EtherNet/IP applications cover distances of up to 15km. They therefore also enable the connection of widely distributed network parts. Thanks to the integrated Profinet device, the switches are suitable for use in control environments in Profinet applications. This enables the user to configure and diagnose the switch via the controller.
Furthermore, easy device replacement is also possible thanks to automatic detection of the network topology and transfer of the configuration settings. When switching to EtherNet/IP mode, the switch automatically activates the relevant multicast functions for EtherNet/IP. This minimises multicast traffic in the network.
More information about the Smart Managed Narrow Switches can be found at www.phoenixcontact.co.uk.