Here, Martin Frederiksen, Managing Director of Recab UK, explains how to select Ethernet switches for demanding operating environments.In today’s interconnected world, the number of devices connected to the internet climbs every day. According to research firm McKinsey, 127 new devices are connected to the internet every second, with billions of devices connected globally. These numbers increase when we consider local area networks (LANs) consisting of connected, critical embedded systems in sectors such as rail, military and defence, industrial and offshore.Switches are central to the performance of networked architectures, allowing data to be relayed between connected computers and devices, and trafficked out to a larger network via protocols such as Ethernet. Protecting these switches is especially important for critical applications used in harsh environments, on-vehicle networks, both discrete and process manufacturing applications, and more.
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