Ethernet Hub provides networking distances up to 15 km.

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Industrial Ethernet Series (EIS) consists of 6-port, 10/100 Mbps auto-negotiating switching hubs, with mix of four 10/100 twisted-pair copper ports and two 100 Mbps multi-mode or single-mode fiber ports. Model EIS6-100T/FC supports SC-style connectors, Model EIS6-100/FT supports ST-style connectors, and Model EIS6-100T/FCS supports SC-style connectors and single-mode fiber. Low-voltage power, broadcast storm protection, loop detection of network wiring, and din-rail mounting are included.



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New Industrial Ethernet Series Extends Networking Distances to 15 km


Downers Grove, Illinois (September 10, 2002)-With the industry s widespread application of fiber optics, Contemporary Controls® announces its new Industrial Ethernet series (EIS) integrating switching technology and fiber optics for network operation with high throughput and minimum downtime. With the introduction of the EIS6 models, they are ideal for real-time industrial use requiring networking distances up to 15 km (single-mode) and immunity to EMI/RFI.

The EIS6 models are six-port, 10/100 Mbps auto-negotiating switching hubs with a mix of four 10/100 Mbps twisted-pair copper ports and two 100 Mbps multi-mode or single-mode fiber ports. There are three models. The EIS6-100T/FC supports SC-style connectors while the EIS6-100/FT supports ST-style connectors. The EIS6-100T/FCS supports SC-style connectors and single-mode fiber. The EIS5 models are similar to the EIS6 except they have one less fiber port.

Each twisted-pair port automatically negotiates with its attached device the data rate for that port, be it 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps. The flow control mechanism is also negotiated. For full-duplex segments, the PAUSE scheme is used. To achieve the 15 km distance, the user must run the EIS6-100T/FCS in full-duplex operation.

All units are equipped with key features including low-voltage AC or DC power, broadcast storm protection, UL 508 listed, loop detection of the network wiring and DIN-rail mounting.

The price range for the units is from $895 to $1295.

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