Ring protocol compatibility

Did you know that WeOS 4.22.0 can solve difficult compatibility issues in switched ring topologies?

When mixing different vendor hardware in industrial layer 2 switched networks there is always the problem of compatibility between redundancy protocols. Many switch manufacturers have their own ring protocol solutions which are not usable in mixed environments. There is a common protocol used by many vendors, Rapid Spanning Tree. However this is not an industrial protocol and it has its limitations to the network structure and fail-over timings so it is not really an ideal option.

In WeOS 4.22.0 Westermo now supports the Media Redundancy Protocol MRP. This is an industrial protocol with a long and proven track record in harsh environments. The fact that it is an open standard enables compatibility between vendors as well as providing the correct characteristics for industrial grade networks, fast fail-over, large installations and reliability.

Ring protocol compatibility

Did you know that WeOS 4.22.0 can solve difficult compatibility issues in switched ring topologies?

When mixing different vendor hardware in industrial layer 2 switched networks there is always the problem of compatibility between redundancy protocols. Many switch manufacturers have their own ring protocol solutions which are not usable in mixed environments. There is a common protocol used by many vendors, Rapid Spanning Tree. However this is not an industrial protocol and it has its limitations to the network structure and fail-over timings so it is not really an ideal option.

In WeOS 4.22.0 Westermo now supports the Media Redundancy Protocol MRP. This is an industrial protocol with a long and proven track record in harsh environments. The fact that it is an open standard enables compatibility between vendors as well as providing the correct characteristics for industrial grade networks, fast fail-over, large installations and reliability.

Benjamin Campbell

Tech Support, Westermo North America

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