Ring network features and benefits - Facility Explorer - LIT-1901114 - Field Device - Ring Manager IP Network System

Ring Manager IP Network System for Facility Explorer Catalog Page

Brand
Facility Explorer
Product name
Ring Manager IP Network System
Document type
Catalog Page
Document number
LIT-1901114
Revision date
2023-10-02
Language
English

FX adds support for 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.