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Ring Manager IP Network System Catalog Page

Product name
Ring Manager IP Network System
Document type
Catalog Page
Document number
LIT-1901096
Revision date
2024-05-21

Johnson Controls IP controllers with firmware version 8.0 and higher support MRP-enabled Ring Topology on IP controllers. The benefits of a ring topology include the following:

  • Lower cabling costs compared to a home run (star) network topology.
  • Reduced number of network switch ports required compared to a home run (star) network topology.
  • Improved network availability of controllers compared to daisy chain network topology.
  • Improved network convergence time compared to rings managed using Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol.