Each local process section in the pulp & paper industry is still integrated with a large amount of legacy serial-based equipment that is unequipped for an Ethernet network. In order to provide networking capability, an industrial serial device server can convert serial data into TCP/IP data to transmit through the Ethernet network.
Due to the influx of various measurement devices being incorporated into every process section, having a layer 2 industrial managed Ethernet switch can assure data routing within the local network. Built-in fiber optics can provide an efficient Ethernet infrastructure solution to cover large area distance concerns, prevent EMI, and provide network redundancy. In addition, some process areas can benefit from the latest high resolution PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) cameras. Industrial PoE Gigabit managed switches can have built-in PoE features and high bandwidth capabilities to perform real-time video streaming.