Alpha Micro Components has added the EKI-2000 and EKI-7000 series of industrial Ethernet switches from Advantech Co., Ltd. to its range of industrial communications (iCom) solutions. Advantech’s portfolio of industrial communication products for PC-based automation are ideal for engineers working in the transportation, energy management and plant automation sectors and offers feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective solutions.

Ideal for easily managing applications from a central office or local site, the company’s EKI-7000 series is a portfolio of managed redundant industrial Ethernet switches which allows users to expand their industrial network quickly and cost-effectively. Its rugged industrial-grade design assures reliability and stability. In addition, the company has utilised its X-Ring technology within the EKI series which ensures a fast recovery time (<10 ms), further increasing the reliability and speed of network infrastructures.