|Support of fast control applications means the network needs to support communications with low latency and low jitter and to provide mechanisms for distributed coordination or time synchronization. Typically these requirements have resulted in non-standard network infrastructure or unconnected standard networks where devices and data are not accessible throughout the infrastructure.
Time-Sensitive Networks operate in a manufacturing ecosystem of applications. TSN enables a standard, single, open network infrastructure supporting multi-vendor interoperability and integration. The technology will be used to support real-time control and synchronization of high performance machines over a single, standard Ethernet network.
Time Sensitive Networks feature:
>Combining different critical and best-effort traffic flows on a single network based on IEEE 802.1 Time Sensitive Networking
>Demonstrating the real-time capability and vendor interoperability using standard, converged Ethernet
>Evaluating security value of TSN and provide feedback on the secure-ability of initial TSN functions
>Showing ability for IIoT to incorporate high performance and latency sensitive applications
>Providing integration points for smart edge-cloud control systems into IIoT infrastructure & application