Real-Time Ring™ provides fast, fault-tolerant network redundancy and prioritized message delivery for critical real-time systems. Pre-configured for plug-and-play simplicity, this industrial switch run without the complex configuration steps required by alternative solutions. This advanced technology delivers reliability and performance that saves time and money. Available in all copper 10/100 or copper with 2 fibre SC or ST connections.
Here is how it works:
A simple ring (either fibre or copper) connects all the ring switches. This allows an alternative path back to the router should there be a break in the network cable. This does not require an experienced IT person to set up and is highly reliable.
Multiple Rings can be set up throughout a solar field as shown below