GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Announces NETernity™ RM981RC Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Cost-effective, high performance unmanaged switch for broad range of applications

  • Full L-2 wire-speed Gigabit Ethernet switching
  • Up to 24 ports
  • Support for copper, fiber or both
  • 10/100/1000Base T, 1000BaseX or 1000Base SX
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA April 15, 2008 With the company’s announcement today of the NETernityâ„¢ RM981RC unmanaged Layer-2 Gigabit Ethernet switch, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms continued to broaden its already-extensive range of communications solutions. It is designed to be a cost-effective switch for a broad range of networking applications where high performance and high reliability are important to the application. The 6U VMEbus RM981RC is available in no fewer than nine configurations, with build options specifying number (up to 24) and type (10/100/1000Base T, 1000BaseX or 1000Base SX) of ports, media (fiber, copper or both), front panel and conformal coating. “NETernity Gigabit Ethernet switches bring cost-effective, high-speed network connectivity to a wide range of challenging applications,” said Rubin Dhillon, Communications Product Manager for GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “We continue to develop embedded switches that deliver the performance, port density, features and form factors that our commercial, industrial and defense customers request.” The RM981RC delivers full L-2 wire-speed Gigabit Ethernet switching, and is available as either a single slot (12-port) or dual slot (24-port) solution. Features include auto address learning, auto address aging and support for Jumbo Frames. Copper and fiber ports may be mixed in groups of four. It is RoHS-compliant. About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company head-quartered in Charlottesville, VA, and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit ### Note to editors: High res image can be found at Contact: Ian McMurray, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms +44 (0) 1327 322821 All trademarks are the property of their respective owners