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New versions available in this line of Ethernet switches

| By Mary Page Bailey

The Scalance XC-/XR-300 (photo) series of Industrial Ethernet switches has been upgraded with a higher port density, which allows many devices to be connected within large network infrastructures. Thanks to their high-bandwidth ports (up to 10 Gbit/s), the new models also enable various OT network applications for data, voice, video and Profinet. With the Industrial Ethernet switches, OT networks are easily connected to IT and thus enable more flexible production. The new switches thus replace the portfolio of the current Scalance X-300 series and carry the model designation Scalance XC-/XCM-300 in the compact version and Scalance XR-/XRM-300 in the 19-in. version. The new Scalance devices were first presented at the Smart Production Solutions (SPS) fair in Nuremberg, Germany in November. — Siemens AG, Munich, Germany