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EISK5-100TAugust 2014 - Contemporary Controls' Ethernet switches expand the building automation network of your controllers by increasing the number of network connections - therefore providing your controller with increased communications options.

Our cost-effective, compact unmanaged Skorpion EISK5-100T, 10/100 Mbps 5 port switches operate right out of the box and can expand your building controllers' number of connections - allowing for the configuration and /or programing of the controller without needing to remove cables to the controller. The 100 Mbps performance on the ports accommodates a range of control devices and workstations frequently used in automation projects. For 10 Mbps legacy devices, the switch will automatically reduce its port-speed accordingly.

Our Skorpion diagnostic switches, which includes our EISK5-100T/H diagnostic switch, easily allows tools such as Wireshark® to capture the communications between your building controller and any connected Ethernet devices. Standard switches will not allow protocol analyzers such as Wireshark to capture most of the communications between Ethernet devices.

In addition, the EISK5-100T/H diagnostic switch will allow a PC running Wireshark® to capture all communications between the building controller and connected devices. Visit Unmanaged Switches for more product information.

Managed switches allow you to take control of your network. Our line of managed switches provides diagnostic information for Ethernet communications and allow for the creation of redundant Ethernet networks for greater reliability.

With the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) the building controller can be used to monitor Ethernet networks (those which support SNMP). The managed switches incorporate an SNMP agent that provides a wealth of information on the health of the network. With a SNMP client driver, you can query the SNMP agents in managed switches - turning your building controller into a manager. Visit Managed Switches for more product information.

For wireless network communications, our EIPR-E router can be used to create a Wi-Fi access point for the building controller allowing Wi-Fi devices to communicate with it. The EIPR-E IP router is perfect for automation systems and for job sites that require IP router wireless access. Wireless connectivity is accomplished through the USB port. Visit EIPR-IP-Router for more product information.

For more information on having the building controller monitor the network, read the Application Note.

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