The HUB-5595 is a managed hub designed to operate with the GE Intelligent Platforms 5565 family of Reflective Memory real-time network products. The Reflective Memory hub can automatically bypass ports when it detects a loss of signal or the loss of valid synchronization patterns, allowing the other nodes in the network to remain operational.
Since the optical ports are implemented with small form factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers, only the required ports need to be populated. The hub’s SFP transceivers can be a combination of either multimode (short distance) or single-mode (long distance) transceivers. This feature permits a cost saving in small networks as well as system optimization. For larger networks, several hub assemblies can be cascaded, permitting a managed hub array with up to 256 nodes. Each port regenerates the serial optical signal, eliminating the problems with insertion losses and cable attenuation. Signal regeneration also reduces jitter. The RS232 port gives you the ability to monitor and control your Reflective Memory network through a simple PC serial port. The Ethernet port feature allows you to monitor and control the hub from great distances through a local area network (LAN) or via a Web browser.
The HUB-5595 has a DIN rail mountable enclosure. It operates on DC power, from 21VDC to 32VDC, to permit use in many industrial environments.