What is the difference between a managed industrial switch and an unmanaged industrial switch?

Industrial switches specialize in designing solutions to meet the requirements of flexible and varied industrial production applications, and present a cost-effective power line communication communication solution. Industrial switches are also divided into two types: managed and unmanaged. So, what is the difference between a managed industrial switch and an unmanaged industrial switch, and how should you choose?

Advantages of Managed Industrial Switches
a. The backplane bandwidth is large, and the data information sharing rate is faster;
b. The network management industrial switch networking scheme is flexible, and the connection layer of large, medium and small networks is applied;
c. The port provided is convenient; the difference of the support point VLAN, the customer can carry out the regional distinction for different applications, effectively carry out the operation and management methods of the network, and further suppress the broadcast storm;
d. The data information of the network management type industrial switch has a large freight volume, a small packet discard rate, and a low delay;
e. It can be associated with several Ethernet interface ports for web services;
f. Possess ARP protection function to reduce network ARP fraud; the association of MAC addresses;
g. Easy to expand and proficient, you can use the network management system software to develop management methods, and you can also go through its own browsing and manipulation. To carry out long-distance browsing, plus the safety factor and security performance of the network.

Disadvantages of Managed Industrial Switches

a. Slightly more expensive than unmanaged industrial switches;
b. The unmanaged industrial switch is more complicated than the actual operation and requires equipment. This is generally better than the network-managed industrial switch, but has some length and length. The network-managed industrial switch has a thick foundation, strong function, and good reliability. It is suitable for large and medium-sized network natural environments; it is not a managed industrial switch, the price It is also relatively cost-effective, and is widely used in the creation of small and medium-sized networks.


Advantages of unmanaged industrial switches
a. Low price and cost saving;
b. The total number of ports is full;
c. Manual operation, flexible layout.

Disadvantages of unmanaged industrial switches
a. Unmanaged industrial switches have limited functions and are suitable for home installation or small and medium-sized networks;
b. There is no support for point ARP protection, MAC address association, and VLAN differences; end product users docked on unmanaged industrial switches are in the same broadcast domain, and they cannot be protected and suppressed;
c. The stability of data transmission is slightly weaker than that of the network management type;
d. It cannot be used in large, medium and small networks, and there are certain restrictions on network promotion and expansion.


Post time: Jul-14-2021