Innovative Solutions

   

     

Industrial Design Innovations

With our determined dedication to high, industrial-grade quality, Moxa has built a name for itself as a world-class leader and trusted partner in IA/IT systems convergence. Our engineers spare no effort to pursue successful, effective solutions that fulfill the demand for reliable, efficient, smartly designed industrial-grade solutions.
 
 
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Efficient, Redundant, Self-Healing Networks

 
 
While network redundancy is an essential element in today's industrial and automation systems, efficiency of maintenance effort, deployment costs, and hardware usage is another critical consideration. In 2009 Moxa unveiled Turbo Chain, a package of networking improvements that expanded upon the daisy chain topology in much the same way that Turbo Ring improved upon ring topologies. Today, all of Moxa's switches and wireless stations feature these original innovations, helping engineers maintain highly redundant networks for reliable, secure, and effective network availability.
 
 
 

Turbo Chain: Beyond Redundant Rings

 
First released in 2009, Moxa's Turbo Chain significantly extends ring topologies, expanding these network backbones much more flexibly, economically, and conveniently than traditional ring coupling allows. Turbo Chain can be adapted to virtually any environment to deliver the most cost-effective solutions around, empowering you to create complex Ethernet solutions with the strong reliability and assured availability of full ring redundancy.
 
 
  Flexible and expandable redundancy
Cost-efficient deployment
 
  Self-healing network recoveries
Simple 3-step configuration
 
 
 
 

Flexible and Expandable Redundancy

 
 
   
With Moxa's Turbo Chain, engineers have the flexibility to grow their ring networks with minimum effort and maximum ease-by simply extending the backbone with Turbo Chain. Turbo Chain is a technological adaptation of daisy chains that allows unrestricted network expansion without requiring the full reconfiguration or rewiring of an existing network. With the simple addition of Moxa's Turbo Chain devices, you can immediately scale up networks with new branches without sacrificing any redundancy, security, or speed.
 
 
   

Self-Healing Recovery Technology

 
   
Just like Turbo Ring, Moxa's Turbo Chain provides automated recovery from network failures. If a network node fails, Turbo Chain will activate a backup route within 20 milliseconds. Additionally, Turbo Chain can be used side-by-side with the RSTP and STP redundancy protocols, giving it increased resiliency while also making it a convenient addition to existing industrial Ethernet systems.  
 
 
 
 
 

Cost-Efficient Deployment

 
Turbo Chain is a cost-efficient configuration shortcut, allowing the straightforward connection of independent, redundant chains without any further coupling steps. There is no need for re-wiring the backbone: simply connect the head and tail nodes to switches already connected with Turbo Ring, and set the intermediate nodes as members. Turbo Chain allows you to daisy chain a series of nodes into a new network branch without having to wire a full second ring, making it ideal for applications that have strict cabling or budget limitations but which still demand strong network redundancy.
 
 
 
 
 
 

3 Simple Steps to Full Configuration

 
 

Moxa’s Turbo Chain setup is a quick, 3-step configuration that won’t even take you a minute:

1. Log in to the web UI
2. Select the redundancy protocol
3. Define the switch's role
 

That's all there is to it.

To enable Turbo Chain, users access a switch's Turbo Chain configuration page with their web browser, choose which redundant mode the switch will use, and then define the node's network role (e.g., head switch, tail switch, or member switch). Close the wizard and you're ready to run.

 
 
 
 

Product Offering

 
Managed DIN-rail Ethernet Switches
EDS-400A, 500A, 600, 700, 800 Series
 
Managed Rackmount Ethernet Switches
IKS-6726 Series,
IKS-6726/6728 Series
 
IEC 61850-3 Managed Ethernet Switches
PT-7700 Series
 
EN 50155 Managed Ethernet Switches
TN-5500 Series