Industrial Ethernet Switches, Ethernet Hubs, Ethernet Serial Servers,
Data Acquisition, Accessories and Tech Data
The power of an Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) is tremendous
when applied to a factory floor or other industrial application.
But industrial applications often require special hardware
to interface from existing equipment to the LAN. Harsh industrial
conditions, ground differentials and electrical noise can
present challenges for standard Ethernet LANs. DIN rail mountable,
ruggedized and isolated Industrial Ethernet switches,
hubs, servers and converters from B&B Electronics successfully
address these challenges. And B&B Electronics provides
telephone and email support for these products, as well as
technical information on their website.
Ethernet Quick Facts
Ethernet is the common name for a local area network (LAN)
defined by a series of IEEE 802 standards. Ethernet sends
data across the network in packets. All nodes monitor traffic
on the network and can only transmit when data is not present.
Ethernet LANs can be connected via co-axial cable, twisted
pair cable, fiber optics or wireless links. Data speeds and
distance vary according to the type of media used. TCP/IP
is the most common higher-level protocol suite used with Ethernet
Ethernet Tech Tip: Adding an Ethernet switch
to a LAN divides the network into separate collision domains,
reducing the overall traffic on the LAN, improving communication
speed and reducing errors.
|Typical Data rates:
||10BASE-T: 10 Mbps
10 BASE -FL: 10 Mbps
100 BASE -T: 100 Mbps
Gigabit Ethernet: 1000 Mbps
|| 10/100 BASE -T: Category 5 UTP cable
1000BASE-CX: Twinax cable
10BASE-FL: Fiber optic cable
Benefits of Using Ethernet Equipment:
- Allows the use of ubiquitous, low-cost and well-understood
technology and software
- Ethernet interfacing equipment such as serial servers
bring the TCP/IP platform to industrial systems and allows
legacy equipment to be cost-effectively networked.
B&B Electronics Ethernet Products