ELECTRONICS: TURCK’s line of Ethernet switches has been updated to include unmanaged models that will support either 4- or 8-pin M12 twisted pair cable, as well as 4- and 5-pin 7/8-16UN power cable. The 4-pin switch is suitable for EtherNet/IPTM applications with both managed and unmanaged options, while the 8-pin switch is suitable for standard Ethernet applications.
The fully encapsulated switches are capable of information transfer and real-time I/O control in harsh duty locations. The switches support 10/100 Base-T with twisted pair Ethernet cable. The unmanaged switches are available with 5 or 9 ports, while the managed switch is available with 9 ports, one of which is used as a RS-232 configuration port.
Switches are simple to set up by applying power and connecting devices to the ports. A managed switch supports IGMP, RSTP, SNMP and V-LAN and may be configured by the RS-232 serial configuration port or by an internal Web page.
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In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
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