Advantech, the industrial communication solutions provider, has launched the EKI-8510G Time-Sensitive Networking Ethernet switch.
Advantech has proactively participated in the CC-Link Partner Association’s (CLPA’s) initiatives, promoting CC-Link IE Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) applications to various industries. EKI-8510G obtained CC-Link IE TSN Class A & B certifications, enabling a wide variety of applications in industrial environments. TSN is the industrial communication technology that realises the integration of information technology (IT) and operation technology (OT), bringing the benefits of time synchronisation, high bandwidth, and reduced transmission latency.
The EKI-8510G is the next generation of industrial Ethernet switch which supports real-time communication through TSN technology, providing determinism over Ethernet-based networks to guarantee data delivery for critical time-sensitive applications. Designed with industrial use cases in mind, EKI-8510G supports full layer 2 managed functionality and complies with EN 50121-4 transportation regulations for approval for railway track use. Equipped with 8 Gigabit ports and 2 Gigabit SFP ports, EKI-8510G offers high-speed transmission and an SFP socket for easy and flexible fiber connectivity.
The TSN technology framework is empowered by the development of interoperability and stability, enabling industrial operators to enhance industrial communication automation, timing accuracy, and realising the blueprint of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).