B+B SmartWorx Intelligent Transportation Solutions Certified For FDOT Qualified Product List

B+B SmartWorx SE500 Managed Ethernet Series

Several transportation product solutions from B+B SmartWorx powered by Advantech were recently approved by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), including an industrial-grade managed Ethernet switch series and serial server series.

FDOT representatives certified and added the B+B SmartWorx SE500 Managed Ethernet Series and VLINX VESP Serial Server Series to its Qualified Product List (QPL). The department completed a product test with an evaluator for the products to be considered for the QPL.    

The SE500 Series of smart switches are designed and built to work in harsh and/or high-bandwidth application environments, with the addition of innovative, built-in intelligence features. The series utilizes compact sizes, the ability to connect multiple network layers and unique port combination options, such as up to 28 ports for Gigabit in 19-inch rackmount and a 20-port Gigabit in DIN-Rail option. The full gigabit option offers speeds up to 10 times greater than previous generations.

The B+B SmartWorx VESP series of Ethernet Serial Servers connect serial devices (RS-232, RS- 422 or RS-485) to Ethernet networks, allowing the serial device to become a node on the network. The product is built for use in harsh environments, featuring a heavy-duty metal enclosure that is panel or DIN rail mountable. Additionally, configuration, upgrades and monitoring are simple with Vlinx Manager Software. It installs right on a PC, allowing access to the serial server via desktop.

“We were especially proud of the response we received from the FDOT network specialist regarding our submitted products,” said Ken Kao, B+B SmartWorx director of ITS and networking solutions. “Even after testing many…

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