Westermo (Sweden) - Configuration of complex resilient Ethernet networks now easier using enhanced software and layer-2 switches.
Westermo, a specialist in robust industrial data communications, has launched a range of new Ethernet switches and supporting software aimed at solving demanding networking problems. Configuring complex resilient Ethernet networks has now become easier with the release of an enhanced range of layer-2 switches and the latest version of Westermo’s WeConfig software.
Four new layer-2 high-performance managed Ethernet switches have been added to the Westermo RedFox range. Designed for use in harsh environments and demanding Edge Network applications, the switches are supported by industry-leading MTBF, a wide operating temperature range and type testing for both industrial and rail trackside use.
The devices offer a range of port options including 11 gigabit ports. The two RedFox industrial switches, suitable for installation in extreme environments, feature 11 and 19 port options. Two new rack mountable versions of the RedFox switch, suitable for control room or cabinet installation, feature 27 ports and are available in AC and DC power variants.
Allied to this, Westermo has released version 1.3 of its state-of-the-art WeConfig software, a Network Configuration Management tool that simplifies the configuration of complex resilient networks that typically may feature multiple rings, gigabit links and numerous devices.
To achieve this WeConfig 1.3 features new wizards for quick and easy user-friendly configuration with global parameter settings. WeConfig analyses port and path for best possible implementation of single or multiple rings, simple fast ring recovery and ring coupling. Alarm and event functionality displays both in a structured way.
WeConfig 1.3 not only helps to save significant time in the initial configuration of complex networks, but also offers rapid fault analysis when diagnosing network failures. This provides an easier way to improve overall network resilience.