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Grid Connect and ATOP Technologies webinar helps attendees pick right industrial switch

Grid Connect and ATOP Technologies webinar helps attendees pick right industrial switch
Grid Connect and ATOP Technologies webinar helps attendees pick right industrial switch

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – September 12, 2023 – Grid Connect, Inc. and Taiwan-based ATOP Technologies, a designer and maker of industrial networking gear, will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. CT to offer attendees a guided tour of the world of industrial networking, including a look at matching the right array of switches for any application. Attendees will not only learn whether their application will benefit from a managed switch, an unmanaged switch or something in between but also how to maximize network speeds. For example, even hardware with Gigabit cards installed will have limited network performance if connected by a 10/100 switch.  

By delving into a variety of use cases and examples, ATOP Technologies Product Manager Sam Leong and Senior Product Manager PoChih Hsu will unpack attendees’ questions and suggest solutions along with Grid Connect Vice President of Sales Rick Rockershousen.

The free, one-hour webinar offers attendees a look at:

  • Managed, lite-managed and unmanaged switches,
  • Connections speeds,
  • Optimizing ports on switches,
  • Certifications, and
  • Layer 2 versus Layer 3 switches (time permitting). 


Register for this free webinar.

Leong’s forte is understanding client requisites and orchestrating solutions. His market insights, coupled with rigorous analysis, serve as the cornerstone for delivering innovative and optimal problem-solving paradigms to ATOP Technologies’ clients. Leong earned his master’s degree in electronic and computer engineering from the University of Nottingham.

Hsu is an expert in industrial networking overseeing the development of industrial Ethernet switching products, which ATOP Technologies has put in place for substations, smart cities, automation, and transportation. He understands a broad range of industrial Ethernet protocols.

Rockershousen is vice president of sales for Grid Connect, a provider of embedded and networking technologies for more than 20 years. He regularly comments on and writes about communications protocols, IoT, and wireless technology for publications ranging from Control Design to Plant Services. Rockershousen holds a master's degree in management information systems from Benedictine University and a bachelor’s in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.

About Grid Connect, Inc.

Naperville, Ill.-based Grid Connect, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 company and has been a leader in the embedded and networking marketplace for more than 20 years. Grid Connect’s products range from custom OEM smart devices and security controllers to bridges, switches, and diagnostics tools. Along with the products Grid Connect makes, the company also distributes and supports complementary products from other high-quality technology makers.

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