Industrial Networking

ABB Certifies Sixnet Industrial Ethernet Switches

February 23, 2010

Gigabit and Fast Ethernet switches receive ABB Industrial IT certification for compatibility and interoperability.

BALLSTON LAKE, NY -- Sixnet, a global market leader of machine-to-machine (M2M) networking solutions for industrial and wireless markets, today announced it has earned ABB Industrial IT certification for its Gigabit and Fast Ethernet industrial switches.

ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable industrial and utility customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. ABB's Industrial IT certification program ensures interoperability between hardware and software products and systems from ABB and third-party suppliers. Each certified product is tested and verified for compliance with standards for compatibility and interoperability.

The ABB approval, which includes Sixnet's full line of SLX and SL industrial Ethernet switches, allows the company to further deploy its solutions in various industrial projects throughout the world.

"ABB certification validates that Sixnet solutions are designed and built to withstand challenging industrial environments with the reliability and features that our customers demand," said Maria Phillips, general manager and executive vice president of the Industrial Networking Business Unit at Sixnet. "For over 30 years we have focused on the industrial market, and this certification further demonstrates our connectivity expertise."

Sixnet's ABB certification follows the company's January 2010 KEMA approval announcement for its EL228 industrial Ethernet switch platform. KEMA tests products to meet stringent environmental and redundancy standards specific to the power and energy industry such as IEC61850 and IEEE1613.

Sixnet industrial Ethernet switches are designed to survive the toughest industrial applications while providing real-time performance, fast network redundancy and advanced security. These rugged switches, which offer easy configuration through a web interface, are rated for outdoor, marine and hazardous locations, and their advanced software supports RSTP for fast redundancy, QoS for message prioritization, VLANs for network segregation and IGMP for multicast filtering.

About Sixnet
For more than three decades, Sixnet has provided industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) networking solutions for a wide range of customers and markets worldwide. Sixnet's connectivity and wireless solutions provide customers advanced networking and mobility for increased business productivity. Sixnet integrates enterprise-class features with rugged reliability to meet the standards of the most demanding industrial and commercial applications in industries such as power & energy, utilities, banking, retail, video & security, transportation, mobile data, military and more. Based in Ballston Lake, NY, the company has offices across North America, Asia and Europe.

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