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Moxa Turbo Chain a Finalist for 2010 Elektra Award

MXview Industrial Network Management SoftwareMoxa's Turbo Chain, a highly flexible self-healing Ethernet technology designed for distributed and complex industrial networks, has been named a 2010 finalist in the "Renewable Energy Design Award" category of the industry-leading Elektra Award. Organized by Electronics Weekly magazine, the annual Elektra Award recognizes excellence and innovation in technologies or products in the European electronics industry. The winner will be announced on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at the Lancaster London Hotel.

Moxa's Turbo Chain is a new self-healing Ethernet technology with a highly resilient topology. This innovative breakthrough unlocks the ability to create multiple redundant networks beyond the current limitations of redundant ring technology. Turbo Chain is easy to configure and manage by designating Moxa industrial managed Ethernet switches at the ends of the chain as either the Head port (forwarding port) or Tail port (blocked port). If any segment of the chain is disconnected, the network can recover in less than 20 milliseconds, even in a chain topology as large as 248 switches. In addition, Turbo Chain can interoperate directly with Moxa Turbo Ring, a proprietary self-healing redundant ring technology, or other redundancy protocols, such as RSTP and STP, to maximize interoperability in any network.

Andy Cheng, Senior Manager of Moxa's Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Business Division, said, “Moxa is honored to be one of the finalists in the Renewable Energy Design Award section of the 2010 Elektra Award. Turbo Chain achieves cost-effectiveness and flexibility in network planning, cabling cost, and development time for large-scale industrial networks in railway, wind power, and oil and gas applications, just to name a few. This is the most pioneering technology in the world of industrial automation.” Click here for a complete introduction to Moxa Turbo Chain.

Overall features of Moxa Turbo Chain:

  • Fast fault recovery < 20 ms
  • Flexible, unlimited redundant network expansions
  • Live node expansion without system interruptions
  • Enormous savings on cabling costs

About Moxa: Your Trusted Partner in Automation

Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures. Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.