How does consumer-grade Ethernet differ from Industrial-grade Ethernet?
[edited by: carol.nelson at 11:31 PM (GMT 0) on 10 Dec 2019]
Industrial Ethernet is just as it sounds—Ethernet applied to an industrial setting, which often requires more rugged connectors, cables, and—most importantly—better determinism. In order to achieve better determinism, industrial Ethernet uses specialized protocols in conjunction with Ethernet. The more popular industrial Ethernet protocols are PROFINET®, EtherNet/IP®, EtherCAT®, SERCOS III, and POWERLINK®.