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Redundant Ethernet Modules provide bumpless network access.

Press Release Summary:

Feb 15, 2013 - Connecting terminal devices into redundant network structures, IEC 63439-3 compliant Scalance X-200RNA Redundant Network Access (RNA) modules offer fault-tolerant, bumpless industrial Ethernet communications in new or existing networks. Modules are available in plastic enclosure with 4 electric RJ45 ports or metal enclosure with 2 electric ports and 2 electric/optical combination ports. Diagnostics are available via LED, integrated Web server, or signaling contact.

Siemens Industry - Digital Factory - Machine Tool Systems - Elk Grove Village, IL

Original Press Release

Siemens Introduces Bumpless Redundant Industrial Ethernet RNA Modules

Press release date: Feb 08, 2013

ATLANTA -- The new Scalance X-200RNA Redundant Network Access (RNA) modules from Siemens Industry, Inc. offer fault-tolerant, bumpless industrial Ethernet communications in new or existing networks.

Designed for applications demanding high network availability, the RNA modules cost effectively connect terminal devices into redundant network structures.

The Scalance X-200RNA modules comply with the IEC 63439-3 standard. Supported network architectures include star, ring or tree structures using Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) or ring structures using High Availability Seamless Redundancy Protocol (HSR).

The RNA modules are available in either a plastic enclosure with four electric RJ45 ports, or a metal enclosure with two electric ports and two electric/optical combo-ports accommodating Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers and a wide-range of power supplies.  Each offers an IP20 degree of protection and is designed for cubical mounting. Diagnostics are readily available via LED, integrated Web server or signaling contact.

Additionally, Siemens Softnet-IE RNA software affordably connects PCs with two physical interfaces to parallel networks without adding program overhead or additional HW.

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