CTRLink Ethernet for Automation


CTRLink's connectivity products facilitate the use of Ethernet in your automation project. Designed for unattended operation in environments not conducive to office grade equipment, CTRLink overcomes the challenges that Ethernet presents to the automation professional by providing convenient mounting in control panels, Class 2 power wiring, and reliability. Our repeating hub, switches, media converters and routers adhere to IEEE 802.3 standards and more. Specialty regulatory needs are addressed in selected models. From simple plug-and-play operation to fully-managed switch functionality, there is a model to meet any need.

Unmanaged Switches

Switching hubs offer greater network expansion than repeating hubs and multi-speed operation. A plug-and-play unmanaged switch offers installation convenience by not requiring any configuration without a sacrifice in performance. Some models include features such as Auto-MDIX and Auto-negotiation.

Managed Switches

The ultimate in performance and flexibility can be found in a SNMP compliant managed switch. By configuring the switch through either a web page or console screen, features such as Virtual LANS, Quality of Service, Cable Redundancy and Port Mirroring can be invoked.

Diagnostic Switch

The Skorpion Diagnostic Switch retains all the virtues of switched Ethernet technology such as 10/100 Mbps data rates on individual segments, auto-negotiation, Auto-MDIX but with one exception — no address learning. All messages — directed, multicast, broadcast — are flooded to all ports on the switch allowing a protocol analyzer tool such as Wireshark the ability to observe all traffic on the network.

Media Converters

Our media converters offer the lowest latency since they are pure media converters and not 2-port switches. Conversion from copper to fiber optic cabling is possible without the loss of Auto-negotiation features.

IP Routers

IP routers link two Internet Protocol (IPv4) networks together – passing appropriate traffic while blocking all other traffic. One of the networks is designated the local-area-network (LAN) and the other the wide-area-network (WAN). IP routers are used to isolate traffic and for gaining access to remote equipment. Contemporary Controls' wired routers provide Ethernet-Ethernet routing and will accommodate external Ethernet-based modems. The wireless routers provide access to the Internet via the cellular network.

Skorpion PoE Injector and Splitter

Within the IEEE 802.3af Power Over Ethernet standard, the EIPE Power Injector functions as power sourcing equipment (PSE) and will fully power one powered device (PD) by supplying 15.4 W of power. The advantage of EIPE is that it can be powered by a 24 VAC/VDC supply and therefore does not require a 48 VDC source to generate the required PoE voltage.

Smoke and Fire UL 864 Recognized Component

These products comply with the requirements of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 864 Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems 10th Edition.

Legacy Products

Can't find your product? Check out our Legacy Products for discontinued items. Technical support materials are still available and replacement information is provided.