The N-TRON® 9000 Series Gigabit Ethernet Capable Industrial Ethernet Switch offers outstanding performance and ease of use. It is ideally suited for connecting Ethernet enabled industrial and/or security equipment and is a fully managed switch. The 9000 Series offers several management functions that can be easily configured using a Web Browser, Telnet or a COM port. N-TRON's 9000 Series Ring Manager using N-TRON's N-Ring technology offers expanded ring size capacity, detailed fault diagnostics and a standard healing time of ~30ms. The 9000 Series Ring Manager periodically checks the health of the Ring via packets. If the Ring Manager stops receiving these health check packets, it times out and converts the Ring to a fiber optic backbone within ~30ms. In addition to standard Ring Manager protocol, when using all N-TRON fully managed switches in the ring, a detailed ring map and fault location chart will also be provided on the Ring Manager’s web browser and OPC Server to identify the health status of the ring. Up to 250 fully managed or 50 unmanaged monitored N-TRON switches can participate in N-Ring topology.