New NET-429 Ethernet switches leverage latest IEEE 802.1 standards for TSN, QoS and AVB to prioritize time-critical data without proprietary protocols or added hardware implementations
ARLINGTON, Texas – February 21, 2019 – Respected industrial embedded computer designer and manufacturer WINSYSTEMS today launched its inaugural line of rugged Ethernet switches specifically developed for demanding industrial networking environments. The NET-429 technology delivers consistently reliable performance under operating temperatures of -40ºC to +85ºC. It is unique within the industrial design realm for enabling delivery of critical data with precision timing. And, as IEEE 802.3at PoE-powered devices, these units can be deployed with minimal wiring for power.
“Designers of embedded systems and Industrial IoT solutions must prioritize time-critical data over their networks, but they’ve been hampered by multiple, competing protocols,” said Jack Smith, WINSYSTEMS’ director of product development and engineering. “Our new NET-429 technology increases the interoperability of their existing networks by taking advantage of the latest developments in IEEE 802.1 Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) and Audio Video Bridging (AVB), coupled with proper Quality of Service (QoS) implementation.”
These high-reliability switches also support the IEEE 1588v2 one-step Precision Time Protocol (PTP), ensuring the most critical data is always available on time, optimized and in-sync. System engineers can prioritize their data regardless of multiple or proprietary Ethernet protocols using the same network. The NET-429 line capitalizes on the advanced capabilities of the Marvell® industrial-strength Link Street® switch technology, providing a uniquely secure Ethernet switch for critical installations.
Redundant wide-range power inputs offer abundant flexibility and significant cost savings in implementation. The PoE Power Device support precludes having to install power at the data source or other places where it is not practical to drop in power.
“Our product development and engineering teams have long anticipated the disruptive impact accompanying the release of the TSN standard and the lack of suitable switches,” Smith explained. “So, we intentionally produced our first rugged switches to support clients in meeting their industrial networking requirements. And, of course, they work seamlessly with our industrial embedded computers to help customers develop complete industrial networking solutions.”
The NET-429 was designed for industrial controls within harsh factory-floor environments subject to extreme operating temperatures, shock, vibration, etc. It is also ideal for networking within smart buildings, and the medical, transportation and energy markets. Further, if customers have special requirements not addressed in the standard product, WINSYSTEMS’ design engineers will collaborate with them to develop a custom version.
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WINSYSTEMS customers can be confident in the solutions, products and expertise they receive. From embedded computer design and manufacturing to industrial networking, count on high reliability and the right approach to meet your project requirements. The company’s single board computers, embedded systems, I/O expansion modules and Ethernet switches are backed by world-class customer service and responsive technical support from knowledgeable application engineers at every step of the process.
Founded in 1982, WINSYSTEMS, INC. designs and manufactures embedded single board computers (SBCs), I/O modules, panel PCs and industrial Ethernet switches that operate over extended temperatures. These high-reliability products are engineered for demanding requirements and harsh environments, including industrial IoT, industrial automation/control, transportation management, energy management, Mil-COTS, medical, digital signage and communications applications. WINSYSTEMS is certified to ISO 9001:2015.