TSN Ethernet switch is ideal for a wide variety of industrial applications

Advantech has released the EKI-8510G Time-Sensitive Networking Ethernet switch. It has proactively participated in the CC-Link Partner Association’s (CLPA) initiatives, promoting CC-Link IE TSN applications to various industries. EKI-8510G obtained CC-Link IE TSN Class A and B certifications, allowing multiple applications in industrial environments. TSN is the industrial communication technology that realises the integration of IT and OT, obtaining the benefits of time synchronisation, high bandwidth, and reduced transmission latency.

The next generation of industrial Ethernet switch supports real-time communication through TSN technology, delivering determinism over Ethernet-based networks to ensure data delivery for critical time-sensitive applications. Developed with industrial use cases in mind, it supports full layer two managed functionality and complies with EN 50121-4 transportation regulations for approval for railway track use. Supplied with 8Gb ports and 2Gb SFP ports, EKI-8510G offers high-speed transmission and an SFP socket for easy and flexible fibre connectivity.

Collaborating with CLPA, the company has partaken in the Automation Taipei exhibition for the past three years, from 2020 to 2022, demonstrating its development and commitment to continued success in TSN technology. This technology framework is empowered by the development of interoperability and stability, allowing industrial operators to enhance industrial communication automation, timing accuracy, and realising the blueprint of the IIoT.