At the SPS IPC Drives International Conference & Exhibition, Moxa will be showcasing a new line of managed Ethernet switches designed for precise time synchronisation of networks in real-time control applications. Scheduled for November 25-27, 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany, SPS IPC Drives is Europe's leading exhibition for electric automation. Moxa will display its industrial networking solutions, including wired and wireless remote automation, industrial Ethernet, serial connectivity, industrial computing, and IP surveillance, in booth #9-231. "Moxa's Industrial Ethernet Solutions are tailor-made to unlock automation network convergence for demanding industrial applications," said Todd Desso, Strategic Business Manager for Moxa. "As a leader in factory automation, Moxa is looking forward to presenting at SPS IPC Drives its very latest Ethernet-centric products." At the forefront of Moxa announcements at SPS IPC Drive will be EDS-405A-PTP five-port managed Ethernet switches featuring IEEE 1588v2 PTP (Precision Time Protocol) hardware time stamping, an innovation that ensures the most precise time synchronisation of networks running the company's Turbo Ring and Turbo Chain topologies. Both topologies offer less than 20 ms recovery in networks with up to 250 switches. Moxa EDS-405A-PTP switches support both IEEE 1588 Boundary Clock and Transparent Clock. While in Transparent Clock, the switches provide both End-to-End (2-step) and Peer-to-Peer (2-step) modes. They enable a high-precision time accuracy of less than 1 μs. The switches support Modbus TCP, PROFINET RT, and EtherNet/IP for better SCADA integration. Other management functions, such as IGMP snooping, IEEE 802.1Q VLAN, QoS, RMON and relay warning, make network planning more flexible and easy.
FDOT's approval validates the performance of Moxa's EDS switches to handle video streams over long distances Moxa, a leading manufacturing of networking products for intelligent transportation and traffic management, announced recently that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has added its EDS managed field Ethernet switches to the state's Approved Product List (APL), following extensive site performance reviews and environmental testing. By adding the EDS Series to its APL, the FDOT has approved its use for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) on the streets and highways of Florida. Known nationwide for stringent quality standards, districts in Florida must adhere to the FDOT APL for all purchasing decisions. "Moxa equipment has a proven track record of success across the US and in countries where ITS has been deployed," said Todd J. Desso, Strategic Business Manager for Moxa. "Receiving the Florida Department of Transportation's approval validates the advanced performance of Moxa's EDS switches to handle video, audio, and traffic data streams over long distances and in extreme weather conditions.” With EDS Series Ethernet switches, the state of Florida and its counties, cities and departments can improve the efficiency and safety of the transportation infrastructure, including signal control systems, electronic toll collection, advanced parking systems, automatic vehicle identification, and video surveillance systems. The modular design of EDS switches provides various combinations of copper and fiber connections for different network configurations to IP phones, IP cameras, and signal controllers at traffic sites. Its compact size is ideal for installation in existing roadside cabinets with limited space, leaving room for additional equipment. In addition, the wide operating temperature range of -40° to 167º F is especially suited for roadside cabinets in harsh outdoor environments.