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Global Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switches Market 2017-2021

About Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switches

Ethernet switches used in industrial settings are different from commercial switches. Industrial Ethernet switches are designed for environments that are unfavorable to commercial switches. This can include environments with extreme temperatures, high vibrations, and several electric noises. Commercial Ethernet switches are designed to meet enterprise electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirement. Most industrial switches are designed to meet stringent industrial EMC requirements. In addition, industrial Ethernet switches have a much higher mean time to failure and mean time to repair than commercial switches. Implementation of unmanaged Ethernet switch is governed in the applications of Ethernet devices communication with industrial PC or a network printer, this modulates uninterrupted communication between the devices.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market to grow at a CAGR of 6.19% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales and aftermarket services of unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches in the process and discrete industries.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switches Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Beckhoff Automation
  • Cisco
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
Other prominent vendors
  • ABB
  • B&R Automation
  • Belden
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • Eaton
  • Endress+Hauser
  • GE
  • Honeywell International
  • Hitachi
  • IDEC
  • OMRON
  • Parker Hannifin
Market driver
  • Increased acceptance of Ethernet in the process automation sector
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Competition from fieldbus network
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rising popularity of PoE switches
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switches Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market: Beckhoff Automation, Cisco, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, and Siemens.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ABB, B&R Automation, Belden, Bosch Rexroth, Eaton, Endress+Hauser, GE, Honeywell International, Hitachi, IDEC, OMRON, and Parker Hannifin.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is rising popularity of PoE switches. PoE will have important implications on industrial applications. It offers the potential for economical standards based on high-performance industrial network, which is far beyond what is available today. The possibility of combining signal and power in one Ethernet cable connection will contribute to the already-rapid transition to Ethernet-based industrial control systems.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is increased acceptance of Ethernet in the process automation sector. The use of industrial Ethernet was slow in the process automation sectors such as chemicals, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals. Many applications in these sectors require redundant structures. The reaction and switching times are in seconds and much slower than required in process automation. For example, many applications in the oil and gas industry require redundant structures. Although Ethernet provide redundancy solutions like spanning tree, the reaction time is not completely appropriate for process automation solutions, which require less than 100 milliseconds repeatability and response rate.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is competition from fieldbus network. Fieldbus networks are used to control and connect industrial machinery and instruments to a central control system, which is usually a DCS. Types of protocols include PROFIBUS, Modbus, DeviceNet, CC-Link, CAN/CANOpen, and actuator sensor-interface (AS-i). Fieldbus networks continue to be the dominant industrial network protocol across the global process and discrete industries.

Companies Mentioned

Beckhoff Automation, Cisco, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Siemens, ABB, B&R Automation, Belden, Bosch Rexroth, Eaton, Endress+Hauser, GE, Honeywell International, Hitachi, IDEC, OMRON, Parker Hannifin.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market: Segmentation by end-user and geography
      • Table Key geographies covered
    • Key vendors in the market
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Comparison between features of managed and unmanaged Ethernet switches
      • Table Performance comparison of unmanaged and managed industrial Ethernet switches
  • Market landscape
    • Global market size and forecast
      • Table Global unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market 2017-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-users
    • Table Global unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market by end-users 2016 and 2021
    • Global unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market in discrete industries
      • Table Global unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market in discrete industries 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Key investments in the automotive industry
    • Global unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market in process industries
      • Table Global unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market in process industries 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market by geographic segmentation 2016 and 2021
    • Unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market in EMEA
      • Table Unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market in the Americas
      • Table Unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market in the Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market in APAC
      • Table Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet switches market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table SCADA market in APAC 2015 and 2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Rise in implementation of embedded Ethernet switches
    • Increased acceptance of Ethernet in the process automation sector
      • Table Ethernet-based nodes in the process industries 2012-2015 (millions)
    • Growth of IIoT
      • Table Number of connected objects 2014-2020 (billions)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Increased substitution by managed Ethernet switches
    • Competition from fieldbus network
    • Growth in implementation of WLANs
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Rising popularity of PoE switches
    • Virtualization of industrial Ethernet switches and routers
    • Transition from 1GbE to 10GbE and 40GbE switching ports
    • Industry support for Ethernet
  • Vendor landscape
    • Table Value chain analysis of industrial unmanaged Ethernet vendors
    • Competition analysis
      • Table Beckhoff Automation: Unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches product portfolio
      • Table Cisco: Unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches product portfolio
      • Table Rockwell Automation: Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet switches product portfolio
      • Table Schneider Electric: Unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches market
      • Table Siemens: Unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches product portfolio
  • Key takeaways
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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