Integrated technologies: Rockwell Automation, Cisco collaborate on managed switch

Chicago, IL—Rockwell Automation announced that it would enter the industrial Ethernet switch market. At its Automation Fair event, Rockwell Automation introduced a portfolio of switches and infrastructure products, including a first-of-its-kind managed switch co-branded with Cisco. The switch is said to integrate Cisco technology and be optimized for the EtherNet/IP Ethernet protocol, the companies say.
By Control Engineering Staff November 20, 2007

Chicago, IL

Rockwell Automation

announced that it would enter the industrial Ethernet switch market. At its

Automation Fair

event, Rockwell Automation introduced a portfolio of switches and infrastructure products, including a first-of-its-kind managed switch co-branded with

Cisco

. 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.

Rockwell Automation switch portfolio includes modular managed, embedded, fixed managed and unmanaged switches .

Control Engineering covered other Automation Fair technology introductions

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