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The Power of Ethernet

The Power of Ethernet

Ethernet is one of the primary standards for connecting all types of devices found in industrial, medical, building automation and many other applications. Grid Connect provides a wide range of Ethernet products and Industrial Ethernet adapters including a growing selection of Power over Ethernet (PoE) products.

10 Factors when deciding between Industrial and Consumer Networking Devices

1. Protection against solid foreign objects What solid foreign objects are a part of your operational atmosphere? Will your device need to be dust tight, protected against wires, or not protected at all? If maintenance is not an option due to distance or inaccessibility, then you might need to consider what objects can find their way into your devices enclosure.

Routers and Switches and Hubs…Oh My!

Hubs, switches, and routers are all the same in the sense of connecting network devices with each other at one of three speeds. Most devices are capable of both 10Mbs and 100Mbs and will automatically detect the speed. If the device is only capable with one speed then it will only be able to communicate with switches that also support that speed. Gigabit devices (1Gbs) are starting to slowly become more common as well. Gigabit switches, e.g. our GC-EKI-2728-BE, can be used with these devices to utilize that faster speed.

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