TE Connectivity, HARTING select Single Pair Ethernet as common solution for future of IIoT
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Other partners invited to join in defining this industry standard
April 2, 2019
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is cooperating with fellow connector producer HARTING to set Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) as the de facto infrastructure to enable the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The two companies will together drive solutions that define the infrastructure for SPE.
There are several SPE standards in IEEE 802.3 covering Ethernet technology for LANs and WANs. The latest, 802.3cg 10Base-T1, for distances up to 1 km, will be released in 2019. SPE allows for a single open, scalable Ethernet-based network within the automation system. This significantly reduces complexity, costs and enables to go beyond existing borders.
TE and HARTING are inviting other companies to partner up to drive Single Pair Ethernet as the infrastructure solution for the fast growing IIoT market.
“Single Pair Ethernet is the technology on which we will build the road to the future success of the IIoT,” says Eric Leijtens, global product manager industrial communication, TE Connectivity.
“With the new interconnection standard IEC 63171-6, we have an outstanding opportunity to reap the full potential of the Industrial Internet of Things,” says Frank Welzel, Director Global Product Management, HARTING Electronics.
The HARTING Technology Group is one of the world's leading providers of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of Data, Signal and Power and has 14 production plants and 44 sales companies. Moreover, the company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, charging equipment for electric vehicles, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, mechanical and plant engineering, robotics and transportation engineering. In the 2017/18 business year, some 5,000 employees generated sales of EUR 762 million.
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