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Retrofitting Ethernet via existing copper wires

Phoenix Contact presents Ethernet
extenders that can use existing copper wires to easily establish redundant
Ethernet ring structures supporting data rates of up to 15 Mbps.

This capability of Ethernet
extenders allows old systems to be cost-effectively retrofitted with Ethernet
networks without installing any new network cables. Ethernet extenders can also
be used to enable Ethernet communication over distances of up to 20km instead
of the usual 100m.

A key benefit in addition to the
cost savings is the short commissioning time – once they have been wired, the
devices automatically detect whether they are in a point-to-point, line or ring
topology and configure themselves accordingly.

Older systems can be retrofitted
with an Ethernet ring structure quickly, easily, and without any Ethernet

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