Bridging the Gap Between Managed and Unmanaged Switches
Ottawa, IL – May 25, 2016 – B+B SmartWorx, a worldwide leader in Intelligent Industrial Network Connectivity, announced the launch of its new, energy efficient, eWorx family of Smart Switches designed for Industrial Ethernet applications. The first product line releasing today under the eWorx label are the SE300 series, a new class of monitored switches.
The convergence of OT and IT in manufacturing is a well-known challenge. Building on B+B’s expertise with rugged products designed to deliver intelligence at the edge of the network, the new eWorx SE300 monitored series is focused on applications where network downtime is hard to predict and manage, and the cost of a fully managed switch is out of reach.
The SE300 switches can be used as a traditional unmanaged switch right out of the box, but their true value comes from their ability to offer real-time networking status through SNMP or Modbus. The downloadable iView² software provides network diagnostics, security and segmentation and displays device status/IP address, port status/speed, and Tx/Rx error packet info. For applications requiring integration into SCADA/HMI systems, the customer can create Modbus Tags in their current software.
The eWorx SE300 series also offers Smart Green Technology to save energy and reduce heat, which in turn extends product life without sacrificing performance or functionality. The entire switch family supports the eco-friendly IEEE 802.3az Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard. eWorx switches detect when a connected computer is shut down or when there is no Ethernet traffic, at which time the switch will automatically power down the idle port, saving a substantial amount of power.
In announcing the new eWorx product family, Jerry O’Gorman, President of B+B SmartWorx had this to say, “We continue to hear from customers who are exploring what the Industrial Internet of Things can mean for their business. From a practical perspective, it starts with Intelligent Networking Connectivity. We’ve found it’s not a single product, but a perspective that requires a shift in thinking about how to get the most out of your network infrastructure investment. We are excited about our new eWorx Smart Switches and feel they will be a very cost-effective solution to deliver more intelligence at the network edge.”
Product Models & Certifications:
– Rugged industrial Design
– Wide temp, -40 to 75C
– Radiated/Conducted noise protection, EMC Level 3
– 5 – 18 port configurations
– Gigabit, Fiber and PoE models available
Visit www.advantech-bb.com/eworx-switches to find out more about the eWorx 300 Series.
About B+B SmartWorx
Founded in 1981, B+B SmartWorx designs and manufactures intelligent M2M and IoT connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks. Specializing in intelligent connectivity at the “edge” of networks in remote and demanding environments, the company’s product solutions use Ethernet, serial, wireless, cellular and USB communication technologies.
In 2016 B+B SmartWorx became part of Advantech, a leading global provider of trusted and innovative products, services and solutions in industrial automation and embedded computing across diverse industries and applications. Together, the companies work to enable an intelligent planet.
B+B SmartWorx is headquartered in Ottawa, Illinois, USA with EMEA operations based in Galway, Ireland and the Czech Republic. Additional engineering locations are based in California. To learn more, visit us at www.advantech-bb.com.
Gail Farlee, VP of Marketing and Sales Operations
Advantech B+B SmartWorx