Industrial comms solutions

14 February 2011

Alpha Micro enhances iCom solutions with launch of Advantech’s EKI series

Alpha Micro enhances iCom solutions with launch of Advantech’s EKI series.

Independent franchised distributor of electronic components, Alpha Micro Components, has announced that it has added the EKI-2000 and EKI-7000 series of industrial Ethernet switches from Advantech to its range of industrial communications (iCom) solutions.

Advantech’s portfolio of industrial communication products for PC-based automation are suitable for engineers working in the transportation, energy management and plant automation sectors.

Ideal for easily managing applications from a central office or local site, the Advantech EKI-7000 series is a portfolio of managed redundant industrial Ethernet switches that allows users to expand their industrial network quickly and cost-effectively. Its rugged industrial-grade design assures reliability and stability.

In addition, Advantech has used its X-Ring technology within the EKI series which ensures the fastest recovery time (<10 ms), further increasing the reliability and speed of network infrastructures. Furthermore, the X-Ring technology provides the fastest redundant ring recovery time (<10ms) to secure data communication and reliability.

The EKI-2000 series is a series of cost-effective managed industrial Ethernet switches designed to support fast Ethernet. They also come equipped with Advantech’s X-Ring technology, which enhances their reliability within industrial communication networks. This provides users with an easy solution for establishing a redundant Ethernet network with the ultra high-speed recovery time of less than 10ms. Furthermore, they have been designed to support advanced network standards that allow users to optimise network performance and security while reducing maintenance costs.

Christos Papakyriacou, Managing Director of Alpha Micro Components, commented: “The addition of Advantech’s EKI series greatly enhances our product offerings for engineers working in the transportation, energy management and industrial automation industries. Advantech has established itself as a global leader in industrial communications solutions for PC-based automation by consistently engineering products that combine a wide range of features and cost-effectiveness. Furthermore, their solutions provide engineers with confidence and peace of mind knowing they have been designed with the reliability, stability and robustness demanded in the harshest industrial environments.”

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