Morgan Stanley forecasts 75 billion "things" will connect to the Internet by 2020, ranging from wearable devices to appliances, transportation and automobiles, and industrial equipment. Goldman Sachs estimates the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) market at $2 trillion by 2020. As equipment becomes more digitized and connected, easily networking these endpoints poses a broader industry challenge, particularly for companies new to the complexities of wide area networking. Focused on this fast-growing market's needs, Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of IC solutions to advance "Ethernet Everywhere" in Carrier, Enterprise and Internet of Things ( IoT) networks, introduced its IStaX™ software ( VSC6815SDK), a robust protocol stack to simplify deployment and management of Industrial-IoT network applications such as Industrial Ethernet switching, surveillance, video distribution, LCD signage, intelligent sensors, and metering equipment. Leveraging technologies proven in the Carrier and Enterprise markets, IStaX is designed to work across Vitesse's extensive portfolio of Ethernet switches and PHYs, enabling high level of return on investment and uniform delivery of customer experience to the end user. Critical factors for networks in Industrial-IoT markets include:
- Security, including firewall and intrusion protection
- Determinism, including high-precision timing and synchronization
- Network resiliency
Versatile Software Layer Optimized for Industrial-IoT ApplicationsIStaX software works in conjunction with Vitesse's industrial-grade Ethernet switch and PHY portfolio to simplify Ethernet networking and connectivity with various capabilities including:
- IEEE 1588 PTP protocol support with Vitesse's VeriTime™ to support deterministic network requirements, critical for high-precision industrial control systems;
- Rich set of L2/L3 features enabling customers to segment industrial from Enterprise networks, and optimize the former for maximum bandwidth and uptime; and
- Ethernet ring protection ensuring continued operations during equipment service disruption or failure, meeting the most demanding operational requirements of control systems.