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.
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.