Sinteso backbone (FCnet/LAN)
Clusters can be networked via an Ethernet backbone, using industrial LAN technology.
Siemens is the first manufacturer who offers this as EN 54-approved solution. With standard IT architecture, building structures and organizational processes can be ideally represented.
Characteristics of networking via backbone
Ethernet switch to connect a cluster (FCnet/SAFEDLINK) to the backbone (FCnet/LAN)
Redundant transmission thanks to circular wiring
Redundant connection possible due to two Ethernet switches
Increased EMC protection thanks to fiber-optic cabling
Easily programmable, EN 54-compliant system-wide control
Configurable view of each panel
Each panel can be used as a router panel (please read separate documentation).
Max. number of panels in EN 54 system: 64
Max. number of panels in a cluster: 16
Max. number of networkable clusters: 14
Number of panels placed directly on backbone: 4*
Number of panels with system-wide view: 5*
Max. distance between Clusters:
- Fiber optic multi mode (FN2012-A1 with Ethernet module (MM) VN2002-A1): 4.000 m
- Fiber optic single mode (FN2012-A1 with Ethernet module (SM) VN2003-A1): 40.000 m
* more with appropriate system topology
The following guidelines must be considered