Ethernet Switch links manufacturing and control devices.

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ConneXium(TM) Ethernet Switch enables sites to implement Ethernet communications for real-time control, data access, and decision-making. Five-port unit operates at 100 Mbps full-duplex, 100 Mbps half-duplex, 10 Mbps full-duplex or 10 Mbps half-duplex. Ports support speed and duplex auto-negotiation, auto-polarity, and auto-MDI/MDIX. They can be connected to data terminal equipment or other network segments using stright or crossed over twisted pair cable.

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Schneider Electric Releases Connexium(TM) Ethernet Switch

PALATINE, Ill. - May 5, 2004 - Schneider Electric has released the latest member of the ConneXium family of hubs, switches, bridges and transceivers for Transparent Ready(TM) applications. The Telemecanique® ConneXium(TM) Ethernet Switch meets the low cost, functionality and performance requirements of today's Ethernet-based industrial sites. This new switch enables Ethernet-based sites to implement an Ethernet communications architecture throughout control and business systems for real-time control, data access and decision-making.

As the link between manufacturing and control devices, the ConneXium Ethernet Switch permits the transmission of vital information, ensuring a more efficient automated operation. The ConneXium five-port 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet Switch is engineered to operate at 100 Mbps full-duplex, 100 Mbps half-duplex, 10 Mbps full-duplex or 10 Mbps half-duplex. The ports can support speed and duplex auto-negotiation, auto-polarity and auto-MDI/MDIX. They can also be easily connected to data terminal equipment or other network segments using straight or crossed over twisted pair cables. When connected, all five ports are designed to auto-negotiate speed and duplex to the fastest condition that the end device can support.

The ConneXium Ethernet Switch completes the ConneXium family, providing manufacturing facilities with a truly integrated Ethernet solution that unites everything from the device level to the control network, and even on through to the corporate intranet.

For more information on Telemecanique® automation and control products from Schneider Electric, visit or call 1-800-392-8781.

Headquartered in Palatine, Ill., the North American Operating Division of Schneider Electric had sales of $2.5 billion in 2003. The North American Operating Division is one of four geographic divisions of Schneider Electric, headquartered in Paris, France, and markets the Square D, Telemecanique and Merlin Gerin brand products to customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States, Schneider Electric is best known by its flagship Square D brand, with Telemecanique becoming increasingly known in the industrial control and automation markets and supported by many Square D distributors. For 100 years, Square D has been a market-leading brand of electrical distribution and industrial control products, systems and services. Schneider Electric is a global electrical industry leader with 2003 sales of approximately $9.9 billion. Visit Schneider Electric at, or

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