2nd place in readers' poll: TSN Analyzer is Product of the Year
This success shows us that we are on the right track and that our work is appreciated by the industry and our customers. The TSN analyser is an important part of our industrial communication solutions and helps our customers to optimise their networks and improve their production processes.
MANY THANKS TO THE READERS OF COMPUTER & AUTOMATION
Thank you to everyone who voted for us and to our great team who work hard every day to develop innovative solutions for our customers. We will continue to work hard to meet our customers' needs and consolidate our position as a leading provider of industrial networking solutions.
Christian Gieseler and Ralph Engel are proud of their 2nd place in the Computer & Automation readers' poll in the Communication and Networking category.
TSN ANALYSER IN DETAIL
The TSN Analyser is a new diagnostic device in a robust design developed by eks Engel. It has been developed especially for project planning as well as commissioning, maintenance and continuous monitoring of TSN networks (Time-Sensitive Networking).
In contrast to expensive laboratory devices, the TSN analyser enables a simple and cost-effective entry into the analysis of TSN data servers. This is made possible by InnoRoute's TSN technology, which has been tested in the LNI 4.0 and IIC testbeds.
Among other things, the TSN analyser supports the real-time standards and procedures from the bridges and bridged network standards IEEE 802.1Q and the profile from IEEE 802.1AS, which is based on the time synchronisation specification IEEE 1588.
The integrated web interface allows management and diagnostic functions to be used via a self-explanatory graphical user interface. A command line interface (CLI) is also available.
In the future, the functional scope of the TSN analyser can be individually expanded via optional software modules. For example, TSN endpoint, traffic generator and various protocol converters, such as from TSN to Profinet or Modbus-TCP, are planned.
WHAT IS TIME SENSITIVE NETWORKING (TSN)?
Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) is a technology used in industrial communication to ensure the synchronisation of data streams in a network. TSN enables different devices in the network to access the same time base, thus ensuring precise and synchronised communication between devices. This allows critical applications such as those in automation technology, robotics or mechanical engineering to be operated reliably and safely. TSN is an important component of Industry 4.0 and will play an increasingly important role in the future.