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How to Select the Right Ethernet Switch

| 5/28/2015 10:08:48 AM

Stan SimmonsWe all know that it’s impossible to become an expert in every single aspect of industrial M2M.  Who has the time?  So today’s tech tip is intended to help you select the Ethernet switch that is most appropriate for your application. 
 
We’ve put together a selection guide.  It incorporates a series of questions that you should ask yourself at the beginning of your next project.  It also includes a reference chart that highlights the key features you will be looking for in an Ethernet switch. 
 
Here’s a sneak peak at a few of the questions that will need answers before you finalize your switch selection:

  • Does the application require Managed or Unmanaged Ethernet Switches?
  • What data speeds are required?
  • Does the application require PoE functionality?
  • How many Ethernet Ports does the application require?

For the complete two page guide click here

View our complete line of Ethernet Switches


By the way there is a lot more Ethernet content available on the B&B site, check out a few of the technical links below. I’m sure you will find them helpful.    
 
Give me some feedback, let me know how we can help with your next project.

-- Stan

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