Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a MAC address and an IP address? If so, then you’re not alone! These two types of addresses are essential components of networking protocols, but they serve very different purposes. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the differences between MAC and IP … Continued
What is DHCP Snooping And Why Should You Use It?
When DHCP snooping is enabled on a switch or router, the device will keep track of which ports are allowed to send and receive DHCP messages. Only messages from trusted sources will be allowed through, while all others will be blocked. This can help to prevent malicious devices from spoofing DHCP messages and disrupting network connectivity. … Continued
What Is DHCP? A Simple Guide To Understanding IP Address Assignment
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a network protocol used to automatically assign IP addresses to devices on a network. DHCP is typically used when connecting new devices to a network or when changing the IP address of an existing device.When a device is connected to a network, it will send out a DHCP request in order to obtain an IP address. … Continued
Fiberroad Profile 2023
Fiberroad is a leading provider of industrial Ethernet switches and fiber to Ethernet converters. The company’s xWDM series provides high-speed, reliable switching for mission-critical applications. Fiberroad’s products are used in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, data centers, energy and utilities, transportation, and manufacturing. … Continued
What Is SNMP And How Does It Help You Monitor Network Performance?
SNMP, or Simple Network Management Protocol, is a standard communications protocol used for monitoring and managing network devices. SNMP allows network administrators to manage network performance, identify and resolve network problems, and monitor network activity. … Continued
What Is Quality Of Service (QoS) And How Can You Use It To Improve Your Network Performance?
Quality of Service (QoS) is a key component of any successful network. It ensures that your data is delivered to its destination on time and without interruption or corruption. This can help to improve the performance of your network, as well as the experience for users connected to it. … Continued
VLAN Explained: What is VLAN, How does it work?
A VLAN is a virtual LAN that allows you to segment your network without the need for physical segmentation logically. VLANs are very flexible and can be used to provide security, flexibility, and performance benefits. VLANs work by encapsulating Ethernet frames with a VLAN header that contains the VLAN ID. This ID is used to identify which devices are on which VLAN. … Continued
Chile’s Largest Telecoms Operator Chosen Fiberroad’s Managed Industrial PoE Switch For 5G Network Construct
CASE STUDY As Chile looks to 5G to further its digital transformation goals, the country’s largest telecommunications operator has deployed Fiberroad’s Managed Industrial PoE Switch at 5G cell sites across the nation. The industrial poe switch provides critical power and data connectivity for the cell sites, and its robust design ensures reliable operation in Chile’s … Continued
How Surveillance VLAN Prioritize Video Data Traffic
A Surveillance VLAN is a virtual local area network built specifically for the user’s video data streams, assuring the integrity of video traffic when it is broadcast with other traffic. That is to say, if other services (data, voice, etc.) are simultaneously delivered, a surveillance VLAN … Continued
What You Need to Know About LLDP and LLDP-MED
TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) developed a protocol called Link Layer Discovery Protocol-Media Endpoint Discovery (LLDP-MED) to define certain extensions that enhance the automation/management of certain types of network devices … Continued
What Is Voice VLAN? How Does It Benefit the IoT application?
IP-based IoT and IIoT networks require a voice VLAN to ensure quality voice data transmission. VoIP interface-equipped devices can use Voice VLAN, a new addition to VLAN, to create a voice-only VLAN exclusive to digital voice devices.This is a potentially disruptive feature, … Continued
Fiberroad Providing Industrial Network Switch for the Smart Urban Utility Tunnel
The second batch of Smart Urban Utility Tunnel pilot cities in China, Hangzhou, has made significant progress in the planning, construction, operation and management. This Smart Urban Utility Tunnel construction and management mode set was made with Hangzhou characteristics. … Continued
Smart City Solution Brochure
nced urban area where electronic and sensor technologies are used to collect and analyze data. This data is used to improve city operations and manage resources more efficiently. The benefits of a smart city are numerous. In addition to maximizing resources, smart cities can reduce energy and transportation costs. … Continued
The Internet of Energy: What is It and Why is it important
The Internet of Energy also helps the energy industry and grid operators meet increasing energy needs. With real-time monitoring, these companies can react to sudden changes in demand. It also gives consumers more tools to manage their energy consumption, resulting in higher energy efficiency. … Continued
What is the Internet of Things or IoT?
The Internet of Things is a network of connected devices that can communicate with each other. These devices typically contain embedded software, computing hardware, and sensors. The data that these devices collect is then processed in the cloud. The resulting information is then sent back to the connected devices. The internet of things … Continued
Evolving PoE Accommodates Higher-Power IoT Solution
Power over Ethernet (PoE) is an emerging technology that allows networked devices to receive power via Ethernet connections. Its flexibility makes it an attractive choice for any smart IoT solution. Today, PoE is being refined to meet the requirements of IoT and converged solutions. Today’s PoE standards address … Continued
What is IoMT (Internet of Medical Things)?
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is a growing category of connected medical devices that can transmit and collect data. The data collected by these devices can help healthcare providers monitor key biometrics in real-time, which can help them perform accurate diagnoses and prevent disease. IoMT software applications can streamline processes … Continued
What is Industry 4.0? Everything you need to know.
Industry 4.0 is an acronym for the fourth industrial revolution. It involves the implementation of a number of technologies into the manufacturing process. These technologies can range from advanced robotics to additive manufacturing. Other technologies that are included
European Smart Cities Market Overview
MARKET OVERVIEW More than 55% of the world’s population currently live in cities (1980: 39%). In Europe, the figure is even higher – about 75% of the continent’s population are city dwellers. And cities are not the only popular places to live. They are also economic powerhouses, logistics hubs, administrative centres, drivers of innovation, forerunners … Continued
An Introduction to Types of Fiber Media Converter
By Irena Ho, Technical Writer and Editor Fiber media converter is a kind of simple networking device. They connect and translate signals between fiber optic cabling and other cabling media types, such as UTP (unshielded twisted pair) copper Ethernet cables. To construct an available network, it’s important to choose suitable fiber media converters for different … Continued
The Difference Between Layer 2 And Layer 3 Industrial Switches?
Industrial Network Switches are network switches designed specifically for industrial applications that require high-speed data communication and are deployed in harsh environments. Depending on the purpose of the switch, these devices can be multi-ring, single-ring, or single-loop. … Continued
How to Configure ERPS on Industrial Network Switch
Ethernet Ring Protection Switching, or ERPS, is an effort at ITU-T under G.8032 Recommendation to provide sub-50ms protection and recovery switching for Ethernet traffic in a ring topology while ensuring that there are no loops formed at the Industrial Network … Continued
Portugal Smart Bus with Fiberroad Industrial PoE Switch
As part of “Smart Portugal”, a Portugal public bus contractor deployed Fiberroad Industrial PoE Switch into their “Smart Bus”. With the growth of the urban population and the overall trend of population ageing, the bus is becoming one of the primary transportation means and such issues as preventing collision and congestion, facilitating mobility … Continued
Industrial Ethernet Glossary
Industrial Ethernet Glossary Industrial Ethernet communication Protocols Ethernet is becoming ubiquitous and cost-effective, with common physical links and increased speed. As such, many industrial communication protocols are moving to Ethernet-based solutions. Ethernet communications with TCP/IP typically are non-deterministic, and reaction time is often around 100 ms. Industrial Ethernet protocols use a modified Media Access Control … Continued
What is the Industrial Internet of Things(IIoT)?
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) refers to interconnected sensors, controllers and other devices. With a strong focus on machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, big data, and machine learning. The IIoT enables industries and enterprises to have better efficiency and reliability in their operations. The IIoT encompasses industrial applications … Continued
A Strong Foundaton For Video Surveillance System
Bandwidth is the most crucial element of ethernet networking for video surveillance systems. Without careful planning ahead of time, the security Camera System might end up with a bandwidth bottleneck. This not only causes video packet loss, delay, or jitter but also degrades video quality, or even worse, inhibits the recording of critical incidents. Bandwidth … Continued
Everything You Need to Know about Ethernet OAM
Ethernet OAM is a set of functions that provides a system or network fault indication, performance monitoring, security management, diagnostic functions, configuration and user provisioning. The purpose of these management tools or capabilities is to enable the monitoring and quick restoration of the network in case of failure. … Continued
Standards of 100G Transceivers
With the growing demand for bandwidth from fast-growing cloud services and data centers, 100G networks are growing rapidly. Before deciding to design a product or purchasing a 100G optical transceiver, you should understand the type and characteristics of the 100G optical transceivers to be able to make better judgments and choices. … Continued
WDM Technology of Things
Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM), A WDM technology that multiplexes several optical carrier signals onto a single optical fiber by using different wavelengths (i.e., colors) of laser light. This technique enables bidirectional communications over a single strand of fiber, also called wavelength-division duplexing, as well as multiplication of capacity. Transmission from combined sources is separated at … Continued
Edge Data Center Interconnection
Edge data centers are smaller facilities located close to the populations they serve that deliver cloud computing resources and cached content to end-users. They typically connect to larger central data or multiple data centers. By processing data and services as close to the end-users as possible, edge computing allows organizations to reduce latency and improve … Continued
Using the Internet of Things to Improve Chile’s Clean Energy System
To meet the needs of productivity, Chile expedited the deployment of Internet coverage for the energy system. By using the industrial internet of things technology, producers can reduce inefficiencies in existing energy infrastructure by increasing the generation, transmission, and use of electricity. Making updates to electric … Continued
The Definitive Guide To Power Over Ethernet
PoE (Power over Ethernet) allows professionals to install remote or outside equipment without connecting to AC power to deliver power to several locations without installing additional electrical infrastructure or power outlets. PoE Power over Ethernet is also highly cost-effective as it allows you to use one cable for both power and data transmission, so purchasing and running multiple cables isn’t necessary. … Continued
We are deeply rooted in Industrail Ethernet Switch and Optical Transport Network Products. … Continued
Optical Line System
Fiberroad Optical Line System ideally for IP over DWDM architecture. … Continued