With Ethernet extenders and fieldbus extenders, data can be transmitted over significantly greater distances (up to 20 km) than is customary via existing two-wire cables. This is necessary in particular if extensive systems are to be networked retrospectively and older cabling, such as telephone lines, is still in use. There is therefore no need to lay new cables.
Thanks to the Ethernet extenders, you can connect Ethernet networks across up to 20 kilometers via simple two-wire cables. By doing so, you can combine Managed and Unmanaged Ethernet extenders in one network. This innovative approach not only connects simple point-to-point Ethernet applications to create an extender system, but also wide-area IP networks. Furthermore, these devices enable extremely easy startup using Plug and Play and cost-effective networking and diagnostics of all devices and paths via IP: monitoring all of the extender paths and devices is easy, since only one Managed Extender is used. In the event of unexpected events such as line attenuation, you receive a detailed warning.
Thanks to the Managed Ethernet extender, you can diagnose all devices and paths centrally via IP and forward messages automatically to the control center via SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol).
New functions as of firmware v5.xx:
The Managed Ethernet extender is available in two versions.
Both devices have replaceable, high-quality surge protection with preventive function monitoring. This increases system availability.
The Unmanaged Ethernet extender enables easy startup via Plug and Play. Unlike the Managed extender, the Unmanaged version is protocol transparent for the Ethernet network. The device does not have its own IP address. This means it can easily be used in any IP network without any prior network knowledge.
The Unmanaged Ethernet extender supports point-to-point, line, and ring topologies.
PLUGTRAB PT-IQ is the forward-looking surge protection system from Phoenix Contact. Your advantage: multi-stage monitoring of protective devices. This means that failures can be foreseen. The special features of the protective devices include multi-stage signaling and remote signaling. These enable the following result messages to be sent via SNMP:
You can reach remote PROFIBUS devices via old copper conductors with a PROFIBUS extender. This enables data rates of up to 1.5 Mbps at distances of up to 1.5 km without a special cable. Two DSL ports per device enable the straightforward setup of redundant point-to-point or line structures.
In addition, mixed operation using copper conductors and fiber optics is also possible using a DIN rail connector.
Last but not least, power is supplied via USB cable, which enables device configuration without an external 24 V power supply.
The industrial serial extender enables a range increase beyond the serial standard for serial RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485 interfaces. This does not require a special cable. Any 2-wire cable can be used.
Point-to-point, line and star structures can be implemented using 2- and 4-wire cables. This means that networks can be implemented cost-effectively using the available in-house cables. Decommissioned phone lines or fieldbus cables that are no longer in use are ideal for this purpose.