Industrial Networking

Networking is the glue that holds many control systems together. It is the road over which we can best take advantage of the capabilities of modern-day control systems. Today, we can get any information you want from wherever it is to wherever you want it. We use a variety of technologies to develop these solutions.

  • Ethernet switches
    • Managed and unmanaged
    • Wired and wireless
  • Remote secure routers
  • Network adapters
  • Protocol convertors
  • Media convertors
  • I/O devices

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Managed Ethernet Switches

Advantech's managed Ethernet switches allow users to expand their industrial network quickly and efficiently, while their rugged industrial-grade design assures reliability and stability. Our managed Ethernet switches provide fast Ethernet and gigabit combo ports as well as numerous network protocols, such as SNMP, PROFINET, and Ethernet/IP, thus assisting in achieving critical communication interoperability for industrial IoT applications. Moreover, Advantech’s managed Ethernet switches utilize X-Ring technology to minimize system downtime, offering less than 20 ms recovery times to further ensure network reliability and transmission speed, making them the ideal solution for various network deployments.

Unmanaged Ethernet Switches

Unmanaged Ethernet Switches
With no setup required, Advantech’s unmanaged Ethernet switches are truly plug-and-play. These unmanaged Ethernet switches are designed for use in demanding industrial environments, offering unmatched performance, reliability, and value. All ports are equipped with memory buffers and the store-and-forward mechanism to assure that data can be safely transmitted. Models of unmanaged Ethernet switches are available in standard 10/100Mbps and gigabit 10/100/1000Mbps speeds, with both copper wire and fiber optic connections. As for system safety and stableness, we strengthen our unmanaged Ethernet switches with power polarity reverse protection and overload current resettable fuse functionality to give users a seamless and stable connection experience.

Remote Secure Routers

Remote Secure Routers
The mbNET industrial routers are specifically designed for industrial use. They enable a secure and reliable connection of machines and equipment via the Internet.

Access to the Internet can be made through the intranet (corporate network), through the integrated modem (analog, 2G, 3G, or 4G) or through a broadband connection (DSL). A suitable mbNET industrial router is available for almost every location infrastructure.

The mbNET industrial routers from MB Connect Line has the largest range of performance and features. The different models: mbNET.easy, mbNET.basic and are optimized for diverse applications and provide a budget friendly solution when the mbNET's full scope of performance and features is not required. All models offer secure VPN encryption.

Network Adaptors

Network Adapters

Advantech Network Mezzanine Card (NMC) series provides high speed I/O and hardware acceleration in x86-based network appliances. Featuring multiple modules, SFP interfaces, and Intel Ethernet controllers, NMC offer I/O expansions to meet mission-critical needs.

Protocol Convertors

Advantech extended their protocol gateway product line with the introduction of two new EKI-1221IEIMB & EKI-1221PNMB Protocol Gateway Series for protocol conversion. These new protocol gateway devices support protocol conversion from Modbus TCP to EtherNet/IP, and Modbus TCP to PROFINET. They provide a cost-effective solution and enable seamless connection between different devices with different protocols, and also provide a high level of device management efficiency.

Media Converters

Advantech's Industrial Ethernet Media Converters are compact and robust devices designed to convert Gigabit Ethernet or Fast Ethernet networks into Gigabit or Ethernet fiber optic networks by transparently converting digital electric Ethernet signals to optical signals. Our Media Converters are also designed to provide internal jumpers for Link Fault Pass-through (LFP) setting. With sophisticated industrial technology, Advantech ensures the reliability of Ethernet media converters for any gigabit Ethernet and fast Ethernet solutions, ideal for fiber-to-building applications at central offices or local sites.

Remote I/O & Wireless Sensing Modules

For more than 20 years, Advantech offers versatile Remote I/O & Wireless Sensing Modules to the market. The recent launched Ethernet I/O and Wireless I/O which are broadly used in IoT or other industrial applications, such as facility monitoring, environment monitoring, and industrial process control. Advantech distributed remote I/O modules are categorized into two families, Ethernet I/O (ADAM-6000 series) and RS-485 I/O (ADAM-4000 series), which are subdivided into Analog I/O and Digital I/O modules. Some of them support Modbus RTU communication protocol.

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