Innovative standardized redundancy methods such as PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) and HSR (High-Availability Seamless Redundancy), which are based on IEC 62439 and offer a switchover time of zero seconds, ensure completely uninterrupted data communication. In addition, the RSPS-Smart offers comprehensive security mechanisms as well as precise time synchronization compliant with IEEE 1588v2.
The RSPS-Smart offers you an affordable alternative to the proven RSP switches. Like its "big brother", the RSP-Smart offers innovative redundancy methods with zero switchover times, thus ensuring a maximum level of stability for your production processes. Extensive security mechanisms protect your network against attacks. Such attacks now also represent an increasing threat to data communication within the automation area. Last but not least, thanks to precise time synchronization, the RSPS-Smart can likewise be used to reliably network applications with stringent real-time requirements.
Today's highly automated manufacturing processes would be unimaginable without bits and bytes. High-availability networks therefore play a central role in terms of productivity. With the introduction of the new RSPS-Smart from Hirschmann™, an economical variant of the proven RSP family is now available that gives you all you need when it comes to performance. As well as withstanding electrostatic discharges, magnetic fields and strong vibrations, this robust managed Fast Ethernet switch enables uninterrupted data communication even in case of a fault or failure. In other words, it provides you with permanent access to machines and systems. Precise synchronization of controls and other automation components, as well as reliable protection against network attacks, round off the functional scope of the RSPS-Smart.
The RSPS-Smart can be used anywhere where maximum network availability is demanded – even under extreme environmental conditions. This is because it enables uninterrupted data communication even in the event of a fault or failure.
In the electricity industry, for example, this switch guarantees a reliable power supply to customers, even in case of a serious lightning strike. And in tunnels where the RSP-Smart is installed, operators can be certain that smoke extraction systems will be reliably activated in the event of fire.
The RSPS-Smart can be an important part of highly available and cost-effective solutions in many other application areas too, such as in mechanical engineering or hazardous environments.
The RSPS-Smart features six Fast Ethernet ports designed for twisted-pair cables (100 BASE-TX), which can also be equipped with two/four SFP transceivers (100 BASE-FX). All ports support precise time synchronization compliant with IEEE 1588v2. Security mechanisms such as role-based access protect against unauthorized access. MRP (Media Redundancy Protocol) and RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree) redundancy methods ensure high network availability. Switch versions also available provide support for the PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) and HSR (High-Availability Seamless Redundancy) redundancy methods, ensuring zero switchover times. Power can be supplied via 24/36/48 V DC or alternatively via 110/250 V DC and 110/230 V AC. Other features of the RSP-Smart include IP30 protection rating, an extended operating temperature range from -40°C to +70°C, compact stainless steel housing and user-friendly configuration and diagnostics.
The functional scope of the RSPS-Smart can be customized conveniently by means of the online configurator.
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