Connecting The Smart Factory With Smart Production Solutions

California, U.S.A., December 2019 – Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions shares smart production solutions to enable the smart factory.

Smart Manufacturing or Smart Factory is an emerging trend driven by the adoption on industrial robots, sensors, machine vision, industrial 3D printing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart automation solutions which gives a new perspective in multi-scale manufacturing. Industrial control and factory automation provide smart production to connect data, machines, people and processes. This advancement helps the manufacturers to reduce costs, improve manufacturing quality and efficiency, and reduce manual errors between processes as well as increase standardization. The concept of smart manufacturing deploys machine-to-machine (M2M) communication technology and industrial control systems such as PLC, SCADA and DCS are widely used in the production technology.

Industrial Ethernet is the communication protocol used for industrial communication. Ethernet Direct supports various industry-specific environments with protocols such as Ethernet, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and Modbus TCP to enable real-time control over data transfer. The Ethernet Direct multi-protocol managed switches come in Layer 2 and Layer 3 capabilities. The robustly designed SNMP managed switches mitigate network risk by incorporating advanced network security features to protect the control systems and secure industrial customers. These security features include User privilege levels security, Switch port security, IP Source Guard, Address Resolution Protocol Inspection, Port & MAC based authentication, Remote Access Dial-in User Service, Terminal Access Controller Access Control system, Access Control List and HTTPS / SSL / SSHv2. With everything connected In the smart factory, cyber security is a main issue to avoid attacks in the industrial control systems.

The Ethernet Direct high performance smart factory network solutions focus on the latest software technologies to integrate the latest communication and information technologies. Products are designed to enable high interoperability with industrial automation and control devices with the growing adoption of IIoT. Manufacturer across various industries have trusted Ethernet Direct solutions that can help them optimize their manufacturing processes and gain highest possible output.

The internet of things in manufacturing such as the distributed control systems is characterized by complex industrial systems that are networked together to collect data through sensors and transmitted over the internet for remote monitoring and performance analysis. These systems control complex enterprise processes, which are distributed throughout the entire system. The redundancy features in Ethernet Direct devices enhance the system availability & reliability for the smart factory to integrate advance technologies for better control and operation. With the advantage of deploying Ethernet Direct products, industries such as manufacturing, power & energy, oil & gas, healthcare, semiconductor & electronics, aerospace & defense and transport networks have trusted their networks to us.

Ethernet Direct industrial network switches are designed with superior bandwidth and performance DIN Rail or Rack mount platforms and support for a wide options of industrial protocols to meet the smart factory demands.

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