The wide deployment of EtherNet/IP in industrial automation means that there is a growing demand to manage the network properly. Integrating new machine-level networks into an existing plant network requires convergence.
With more devices connected on the same Ethernet network than ever before, an industrial managed switch can help you simplify your network infrastructure. Adding a managed switch to your network architecture can also help make the process of adding new machines easier.
The Allen-Bradley Stratix 5700 is a compact, scalable Layer 2 managed switch with embedded Cisco technology for use in applications with small isolated, to complex networks. With integration into Studio 5000 Automation Engineering and Design Environment, you can leverage FactoryTalk View faceplates and Add-on Profiles for simplified configuration and monitoring.
By choosing a switch co-developed by Rockwell Automation and Cisco, your Operations Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) professionals leverage tools and technology that are familiar to them. This collaboration can also help to reduce configuration time and cost.
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