Industrial reliability for commercial applications
Over the last ten years Industrial Ethernet has become the standard within automation solutions found in factories, process plants, transportation systems and infrastructure projects. More recently Ethernet has started to be utilised in alarm, CCTV surveillance and building automation systems. Although standard IT equipment could be used for these types of solution more and more companies are seeing the benefit of using industrial Ethernet equipment for these applications. Although initially the price might be higher in the longer term the cost of using industrial equipment will be lower. Industrial Ethernet equipment is optimised for extreme environmental conditions and is designed for longer life cycles and provides functions like high speed network reconfiguration in the event of cable damage.