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Industrial Profiles - Switch management within EtherNet/IP and PROFINET

By Belden Australia Pty Ltd

Available for OpenRail, MACH and OCTOPUS, Hirschmann™’s Industrial Profiles are a valuable addition to the managed switches‘ firmware.

The functionality provides an almost seamless integration between Hirschmann™’s managed switches and either EtherNet/ IP (Allen-Bradley) or PROFINET (Siemens) platforms. Using this functionality, all switch data will be readily accessible to the PLC /HMI for easier network management, security and safety. The industrial profiles also permit PLC /HMI access to switch status, port link status, IGMP settings, network statistics – even the automatic enabling and disabling of individual ports.

OpenRail users with firmware prior to 3.0 can upgrade simply by downloading and flashing the updated firmware onto the switch.