GE Fanuc introduces 6U VMEbus Gigabit Ethernet switches

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the NETernity RM980RC and RM982RC 6U VMEbus Gigabit Ethernet switches.

Mar 1st, 2009
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GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the NETernity RM980RC and RM982RC 6U VMEbus Gigabit Ethernet switches. The RM982RC is a configuration-managed switch, with GE Fanuc’s embedded OpenWare Lite management software that allows the switch to be monitored and/or controlled either locally or remotely. Management features include support for VLANs, MSTP, trunking, mirroring, and limited SNMP. It can be configured with either 24 copper rear Gigabit Ethernet I/O ports or 22 copper rear I/O ports plus two fiber or copper ports routed to the front panel. The unmanaged RM980RC provides a lower-cost option for customers not requiring a managed switch, and is available in three configurations. The entry-level unit supports 12 Gigabit Ethernet ports routed to rear I/O. Alternatively, a 24-port version and 22-port version are available, the latter with two further copper ports with RJ45 connectors routed through the front panel. The RM980RC and RM982RC are RoHS-compliant, and are capable of Layer-2 switching and routing at wire speed. Also available are 12-, 22-, and 24-port rear switch modules. Each switch board occupies one chassis slot (the 22- and 24-port rear switch modules require two slots) providing maximum port density per slot, and each is able to facilitate communications both within a chassis, as well as supporting the external network. For more information, visit GE Fanuc online at www.gefanucembedded.com.

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