Belden releases a new version of its PROFIBUS fiber optic repeater. The OZD Profi 12M G22 allows PROFIBUS networks to communicate over longer distances through fast and reliable fiber optic signals, while also guaranteeing signal reliability through integrated redundancy technology. It achieves the speed and reliability that is needed for real-time communication in control networks. The new repeater has data transfer rates up to 12 Mbps and built-in ring redundancy that automatically switches over to another ring segment for maximum reliability without measureable interruption.
The OZD Profi 12M G22 provides extended operating distances for PROFIBUS communications thanks to two electrical and two optical ports. It is sheltered by a robust metal housing and protective coating on the internal components, to ensure highest data integrity despite harsh conditions. The repeater supports singlemode, multimode and plastic fiber connections and is is ideal for real-time control networks that extend across long distances. It is useful in energy applications, such as oil and gas production or pipelines, and in the transportation industry, such as in highway traffic control systems. Other uses include water and wastewater systems and manufacturing systems that require large PROFIBUS communication networks that are reliable and safe.