Advantech IXM Technology and the EKI-7710 – the Master to Network Deployment
The latest trend in modern industrial environments is the fast deployment and flexibility of a networking topology. Upgrading firmware and setting the configuration of a large number of devices is a challenging job for both IT and SI (System Integrator) professionals. As a global leader of industrial networking technologies, Advantech is pleased to introduce the world’s very first series of switches to make networking deployment and configuration more efficient. IXM technology on the EKI-7700 is the solution to fast network and configuration deployment.
IXM technology for EKI-7700 series switches provides a cross management and fast deployment function allowing switches to upgrade their firmware and restore configuration more efficiently. As long as you have a single EKI-7700 series managed switch, it can manage both EKI-7700 and EKI-5000 ProView series switches (For more information see the ProView switch introduction document).
In order to allow more rapid networking deployment, IXM technology supports both mass firmware upgrades and flexible configuration restoration via a web GUI. The EKI-7700s come with a jumbo frame function which supports packets up to 9216 Bytes. The benefit of jumbo frames is that they can carry more data in a packet. This makes it ideal for video surveillance. EKI-7700 switches use the highest quality components, to be able to operate in a wide range of operating temperature from -40 to 75°C and Level 3 EMS protection against electromagnetic interference.
- IXM provides auto IP assignment, mass firmware upgrades, mass and flexible restoration of configuration files.
- Communication with NMS (Networking Management System) via SNMP.
- PoE (Power over Ethernet) model supports IEEE802.3at with two 24~48VDC power inputs and P-Fail relay.
- Supports Advantech X-ring and X-ring Pro technology.
- Supports IPv4 and IPv6.
“IXM technology on the EKI-7700 is the solution to fast network and configuration deployment.”Advantech, Technical Insights, November 2015