Managed Gigabit Ethernet switches offer up to 24 GB ports, connectivity

Red Lion Modular N-Tron NT24k Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch Series for industrial networks can have up to 24 Gigabit ports, many connectivity options, web browser management, and advanced ring technology.


Red Lion Modular N-Tron NT24k Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch Series for industrial networks can have up to 24 Gigabit ports, many connectivity options, web browser management, and advanced ring technology. Courtesy: Red Lion ControlsRed Lion Controls, provider of communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, announced the modular N-Tron NT24k managed Gigabit Ethernet industrial switch series. With up to 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a flexible modular format for different configuration options, the NT24k switches are designed to handle the most challenging industrial environments with high reliability and wire-speed performance.

Available in rack-mount and DIN rail models, the NT24k switches provide versatility to customers through Gigabit and 100 Base connectivity options in copper and fiber. With all Gigabit capability and a versatile array of connectivity options, the NT24k switches deliver configuration flexibility that meets industrial networking requirements across industries, such as factory automation, utilities, video surveillance, security, transportation, and alternative energy.

“The NT24k is built with maximum flexibility in mind, giving customers many choices for media type, form factor and module combinations,” said Diane Davis, director of Ethernet networking at Red Lion Controls. “This versatility means that customers in several different industries can customize a solution to fit their particular environment, while taking advantage of Gigabit speeds, high port densities and a full range of management features that bring network-based communications to some of the most rugged scenarios imaginable.”

The NT24k includes expanded shock and vibration tolerances and an extreme operating temperature range. It also offers redundant input options, configuration backup and an onboard temperature sensor to ensure maximum reliability. Its full set of management features include Web browser management, SNMP, Jumbo Frame support, port trunking, port mirroring, DHCP client, 802.1Q VLAN, 802.1p QoS and other features. In addition, N-Ring advanced ring technology restores network communication within about 30 ms of fault detection. Robust remote monitoring capabilities make management easy, the company said in a March 26 announcement.

About Red Lion Controls: Red Lion Controls, a Spectris company, has been delivering innovative solutions for more than 40 years, providing real-time data visibility to drive productivity. Product brands include Red Lion, N-Tron, and Sixnet. Headquarters are in York, Pa., and the company has offices across the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. 

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, content manager, CFE Media, Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer,

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