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August 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Ken Austin, Lead Product Marketing Specialist for I/O and networks
Information is important in keeping critical processes and operations running smoothly. And network outages, however minor, can prove rather costly. This is a driving force behind the installation of managed Ethernet switches and the deployment of a network redundancy solution The Device Level Ring (DLR) redundancy mechanism realizes recovery times of less than three milliseconds in the event of a network failure and is heavily promoted for EtherNet/IP applications. DLR ensures nearly bump-less switch-over times and is supported by many current two-port EtherNet/IP field devices, which can be networked in a ring topology using DLR. Additionally, in many non-EtherNet/IP topologies, such as networking wind turbines, a redundancy mechanism is required to enable switching over as fast as possible in the event of an error. The DLR redundancy mechanism provides that needed speed. Learn more about DLR redundancy, and how it can help you and your clients.