N-Tron 526FX2-A User Manual

Product features

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Advanced Management Functions
The 526FX2-A offers several management functions that can be
easily configured using the COM Port (DB 9 Connector located
on the front, left side of the switch).
IGMP Snooping - Internet Group Management Protocol is a
feature that allows the 526FX2-A switch to forward and filter
multicast traffic intelligently.
VLAN - Virtual Local Area Network allows you to segment the
switch in order to create two or more separate local area network
QoS - Quality of Service provides prioritization of network
traffic in order to provide better network service. The primary
goal of QoS is to improve the latency of prioritized Ethernet
packets required for ring management, real-time and other
interactive applications.
Trunking - Trunking (aggregation) enables multiple physical
ports to be linked together and function as one uplink to another

N-TRON trunking capable switch configured in the same
manner, thereby increasing the bandwidth between switches.
This configuration can provide increased bandwidth and
redundancy to applications requiring high levels of fault
tolerant operation.
Port Mirroring - This 526FX2 function allows the traffic on
one port to be duplicated and sent to a designated mirror port.
Port mirroring can be used to monitor Ethernet traffic on the
designated source port using the assigned mirror port.
N-View OPC Switch Monitoring (With -A or -N Option Only)
The N-TRON N-View OLE for Process Control (OPC) Server
Software can be combined with popular HMI software
packages to add network traffic monitoring, trending and
alarming to any application using N-TRON switches
configured with the N-View option. N-TRON's N-View OPC
Server collects 41 different traffic variables per port and 5
system level variables per switch. This information can
provide a complete overview of the network load, service
quality, and packet traffic. OPC client software can use N-View
OPC Server data to resolve network problems quickly and
improve system reliability.

Industrial Packaging and Specifications
The N-TRON 526FX2 is designed to operate in industrial
environments. It is housed in a rugged steel rack mount
enclosure. Like all N-TRON switches, the 526FX2 comes
standard with extended temperature ratings, extended shock
and vibration specs, redundant power inputs, and a high MTBF
(greater than 1M hours)


Ease of Use

526FX2 requires no setup unless the advanced

port functions are utilized. The twenty-four 10/100BaseTX
ports are auto sensing and auto configuring. Each copper port
is automatically negotiated for maximum speed and
performance by default. The two fiber optic ports support full
200Mb/s communications via 100BaseFX. Bi-color LED's are
provided to display the link status, link speed and activity of
each port as well as power on/off status.

The N-TRON 526FX2 uses "state of the art" IEEE 802.3 Fast
Ethernet 10/100BaseTX switching technology. This eliminates
network collisions and increases network determinism. 4,000
MAC addresses are supported enabling sophisticated and
complex network architectures. A high speed processor and
backplane allows wire speed capability on all ports

• IGMP Snooping
• QoS
• Trunking
• Mirroring
• N-View


(Remote Monitoring Using OPC Technology)

Advanced Management Features (With -A option only):



526FX2 Series Industrial Ethernet Switch

offers outstanding performance and ease of use. It is ideally suited
for connecting Ethernet enabled industrial and/or security
equipment and can be optionally configured with advanced
Ethernet communication management functions

• Full IEEE 802.3 and 1613 Compliance
• NEMA TS1/TS2 Compliance
• American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Type Approval
• Twenty-four 10/100 BaseTX RJ-45 Ports
• Two 100BaseFX Ports, ST (shown) or SC
• Extended Environmental Specifications
• Auto Sensing 10/100BaseTX, Duplex, and MDIX
• Store-and-forward Technology
• Up to 2.6 Gb/s Backplane Throughput
• Rugged Industrial Rack mount Enclosure
• Redundant Power Inputs (10-30 VDC)
• Bi-Color LED's For Link, Speed, Activity & Duplex Status