Integrated technologies: Rockwell Automation, Cisco collaborate on managed switch
Chicago, IL —
announced that it would enter the industrial Ethernet switch market. At its
event, Rockwell Automation introduced a portfolio of switches and infrastructure products, including a first-of-its-kind managed switch co-branded with
. The switch is said to integrate Cisco technology and be optimized for the EtherNet/IP Ethernet protocol, the companies say.
To effectively manage real-time control and information flow throughout the manufacturing and IT enterprise, Rockwell Automation is introducing a full portfolio of industrial Ethernet switches and media, featuring a line of managed switches integrated with Cisco technology, the companies announced Nov. 14. The Rockwell Automation switch portfolio also includes Ethernet switch technology embedded in popular Rockwell Automation and third-party products allowing for flexible topologies, the company says, as well as lines of unmanaged switches and physical media.
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