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Improved Network Redundancy with RSTP-2004 and MSTP

12 September 2011

As a major enhancement of the existing network redundancy protocols, Moxa is pleased to release the newly supported Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)-2004 (IEEE 802.1D-2004) and Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) functions in the latest V3.0 firmware upgrade. RSTP-2004 features the fastest recovery time (millisecond level) among all the standard network redundancy protocols. And MSTP allows different VLANs to forward data by providing multiple redundant paths.

"MSTP allows you to divide your RSTP network into multiple VLANs. This is a

practical function to increase the flexibility when managing your network

traffic. RSTP-2004 largely reduces the network recovery time and provides

higher availability to your network. By adding these new network redundancy

protocols, Moxa now can provide complete network redundancy solutions to

fulfill the demand for different applications," stated Gary Chang, Product

Manger of industrial Ethernet infrastructure.

Moxa managed industrial Ethernet switches now provide Turbo Ring, Turbo

Chain (Moxa proprietary protocols with 20 ms recovery time), STP, RSTP,

RSTP-2004 and MSTP packaged with the latest V3.0 firmware which has been

released on the Moxa website. The V3.0 firmware is available for both the

EDS-405A/408A and EDS-505A/508A/510A/516A/518A series, and will be released

soon for the EDS-608/611/616/619, EDS-728, IKS, PT, and TN series.




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