Ethernet Direct Successfully Penetrates Power & Utility Electric Distribution Project in Latin America

Taipei, Taiwan, 13 December, 2010 - Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions, is pleased to share one of our success applications in the power and utility industry in Latin America. For detailed application stories, please visit

Electricity distribution is the penultimate stage in the delivery of electricity to end users. This process generally includes medium-voltage power lines, electrical substations and pole mounted transformers, low-voltage distribution wiring and sometimes electricity meters. The modern distribution system begins from the primary circuit leaving the sub-station and ending as the secondary service to enter the customers' meter socket.

In Latin America, the system is upgraded to improve the level of services to customers in the metropolitan regions, Region VI, VII, VIII and Region IX. To provide high bandwidth to the centralized management system, industrial Ethernet switches with simple management functions are installed to offer a 24x7 non-stop operation. Power utilities are turning to use industrial Ethernet due to the requirements of high reliability and high bandwidth. This project demands critical links on the entire communication network. As one of the main companies on electric distribution in Chile, optimum performance is a must and reliability is no compromise. In each sub-station, an industrial Ethernet switch will be connected with several equipments to control data. This allows Ethernet LAN to maintain high availability of electric power to the public. Another requirement in power utilities is the need of switches to operate with redundant power inputs. HWE-800 is an industrial 8-port web-managed Ethernet switch. Since it is a high performance switching device, HWE-800 provides redundant self-recovery mechanism in less than 300ms on full load which allows you to establish a redundant Ethernet network to build a back-up ring topology needed in power utilities. For power protection, HWE-800 is equipped with a terminal block to provide dual power inputs with reverse polarity protection.

Ethernet Direct's Winning Points
o Fast recovery time for network redundancy in less than 300 ms
o High level of immunity to electromagnetic interference & power supply surges
o Easy-to-use web management interface for remote monitoring
o Real-time support offered by Ethernet Direct in Latin America

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About Ethernet Direct Corporation

Ethernet Direct brings a control system engineering perspective to networking technology. The principals of Ethernet Direct come from process-control and PLC system backgrounds.

The Global Ethernet Direct team covers operations from Product know-how, design implementation, quality assurance, manufacturing, logistics, sales, marketing & technical support. We are well-positioned to fulfill customers' needs and markets' demands by providing a great variety of tailor-made products and services. When you work with us, you will experience confidence and dependability. By choosing Ethernet Direct, you have chosen excellence & long-term commitment.

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