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Moxa introduces PoE+ Ethernet Solution with Optimized Power and Bandwidth

Moxa unveils the ideal communication solution for high bandwidth Ethernet powered devices (PD) in industrial applications. To complete the line of high performance and extremely reliable industrial Ethernet switches, the EDS E series, the new EDS-G512E-8PoE is released. It features a high power output (up to 36 watts) designed for industrial, heavy-duty PoE devices, Gigabit Ethernet capabilities for large bandwidth network transmissions, easy management tools (SmartPoE) for monitoring PDs, and an industrial-grade reliability built to withstand harsh environments.

“Due to the increasing adoption of high bandwidth power devices in industrial applications, such as PTZ/outdoor HD cameras and wireless APs with IEEE 802.11n and IEEE 802.11ac capabilities, a switch with IEEE 802.3at abilities while featuring Gigabit Ethernet solutions is essential for a smooth network communication.” explained Gary Chang, a product manager at Moxa’s Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Division. “The new EDS-G512E-8PoE series feature 8 Gigabit PoE+ ports allowing for large bandwidth transmissions and up to 30 watts of power in its standard mode. For heavy-duty PDs (power devices) requiring a higher voltage, the EDS-G512E-8PoE series also allow up to 36 watts of power output. The series ensure a sufficient power supply for your mission-critical, power-sensitive applications, making it the best Gigabit PoE+ solution to date.”


Siemens introduces new routers for wired remote access to automation networks and components

Siemens has extended its industrial remote communication portfolio with three new industrial routers from the Scalance M series of products. The Scalance M812-1 and Scalance M816-1 enable users to access automation networks and components remotely from anywhere in the world over the public digital subscriber lines (DSL) of different providers. The third new router – the Scalance M826-2 – is designed for communication over private (leased) lines. The new routers are particularly suitable for applications in which wireless communication is either restricted or impossible, for example in the field of water treatment plants or medical technology.

As ADSL routers, the Scalance M812-1 and M816-1 ensure the reliable, low-cost connection of Ethernet-based subnets and programmable controllers to wired DSL networks that support the ASDL2+ (Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line) protocol. Transmission rates of up to 25 Mbit/s from network to end device (downlink) and 3.5 Mbit/s from device to network (uplink) can be achieved with the new Siemens routers. The Scalance M826-2 SHDSL router (single-pair high-speed digital subscriber line) is connected to the Ethernet by means of private two-wire or stranded cables. For two-wire cables the router ensures fast transmission rates of up to15.3 Mbit/s, which can be boosted accordingly in case of installations with four or more wires.

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Allen-Bradley introduces Stratix 5100 wireless access point (WAP)

To make accessing critical production data easier within the manufacturing enterprise, Rockwell Automation is launching the Allen-Bradley Stratix 5100 wireless access point (WAP) featuring a work group bridge. Unlike typical wireless clients that only connect a single IP address, the Stratix 5100 WAP enables engineers to connect up to 19 IP addresses simultaneously – helping reduce design time when integrating machines and equipment into the industrial control network.

The Stratix 5100 WAP is ideal for industrial networks needing secure and reliable wireless connectivity. Enterprise-class silicon and optimized radios deliver a robust mobility experience that includes 802.11a/b/g/n with 3 by 4 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology and three spatial streams.

“Automation engineers increasingly need access to more detailed production data and to solve automation network connectivity problems,” said Rob Snyder, product manager, Rockwell Automation. “With the Stratix 5100 wireless access point and work group bridge, users can access production data from remote and difficult-to-reach areas. They can share this data between automation systems or feed it into information systems for analysis and improved decision making.”

The Stratix 5100 WAP uses Cisco IOS, providing world-class performance and configuration options. In addition, the Stratix 5100 WAP provides premier integration to the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system with detailed network diagnostic information. The Stratix 5100 WAP complements the Allen‑Bradley ControlLogix EtherNet/IP communication modules and full portfolio of Stratix switches from Rockwell Automation.

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Moxa releases High-Bandwidth Industrial Ethernet solutions for Quad-Play Networks

Moxa, a market leader in industrial Ethernet solutions, has unveiled new high-bandwidth integrated solutions that ensure high network availability to provide bandwidth-hungry quad-play services over a single converged network. Moxa’s high-bandwidth solutions not only offer a complete product portfolio from edge to core—including GbE/10GbE switches, GbE security, PoE/PoE+ switches, 802.11n wireless solutions, and full HD/HD IP cameras—but also help customers around the world design better network infrastructure.

“In the past, building a single converged network for industrial automation (IA) was fairly straightforward since networks only transmitted small amounts of data and the throughput rates were relatively low,” says Gary Chang, product manager of Moxa Inc. “However, as more and more devices for multiple communication interfaces are now being deployed in industrial automation networks, demand for converged quad-play services (data, voice, video, and control data) have also increased dramatically. Network transmission is becoming more complex and requires bigger bandwidth to transmit different types of data, especially large amounts of video data. With growing demand for bandwidth-hungry systems in industrial applications, operators must consider an integrated plan to ensure network availability.”

Bandwidth-hungry systems such as video surveillance have been widely adopted in various applications—including railway, tunnel, and e-bus—which require comprehensive network design to provide seamless transmission. Moxa has years of experience in designing integrated edge-to-core networks for bandwidth-hungry applications to provide you accurate bandwidth calculation and insights into network infrastructure. Besides a full line of high-bandwidth wired (GbE/10 GbE switches) and wireless (802.11n wireless solutions) devices, Moxa also provides full HD and HD IP cameras for IP surveillance systems and Gigabit PoE+ switches to support the growing power consumption demands of outdoor IP cameras and wireless APs.

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National Instruments announces Next-Generation 5G Collaboration With Nokia

NI has announced that it’s working with Nokia’s Networks business to collaborate on advanced research related to fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies such as exploring peak data rates and cell-edge rates in excess of 10 Gbps and 100 Mbps, respectively.

By using NI’s integrated hardware and software baseband platform, Nokia plans to expedite its research and rapidly demonstrate the viability of high-frequency millimeter wave as an option for 5G radio access technology. “Our experimental 5G Proof-of-Concept system will be implemented using NI’s LabVIEW and PXI baseband modules, which is the state-of-art experimental system for rapid prototyping of 5G air interface available today,” said Lauri Oksanen, vice president of research and technology at Nokia.

“We are thrilled to work with Nokia on this project and others involving wireless research,” said Eric Starkloff, NI executive vice president of global sales and marketing. “Our software-defined platform based on LabVIEW and PXI is ideal for researching and prototyping standards such as 5G.”