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Panduit’s Bob Voss Single Pair Ethernet – Ethernet Alliance Nomination

Press Release by Panduit Data Centre Infrastructure Mon 8 Jun 2020

  • Ethernet Alliance Appoints Panduit’s Bob Voss as Chair of Single Pair Ethernet Subcommittee
  • SPE significantly increases Ethernet data speeds, and extends span distance up to 1000 meters
  • SPE expands capabilities for network infrastructure and industrial networks and supports proven topologies like point to point and multidrop, used in OT networks today

8 June 2020, London, Panduit, has announced that Bob Voss, Senior Principal Engineer, Panduit Corporate Research and Development has been appointed by the Ethernet Alliance as Chair of the Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) subcommittee. The SPE subcommittee’s role is to drive the development of a coherent roadmap for BASE-T1 Ethernet, as the preferred network implementation in a single network infrastructure incorporating industrial networks into the Ethernet environment. This development will significantly increase network security and replace vulnerable older protocols with robust IP networks offering higher data speed, transmission distance and data security benefits.

Commenting on his appointment, Bob Voss stated, “I am honored to be appointed Chair of the Single Pair Ethernet subcommittee of the Ethernet Alliance. The past five years have seen gains in capability for Single Pair Ethernet and demonstrated its ability to support proven operations technology (OT) topologies used in industry and manufacturing environments, bringing real value to organisations.”

Bob Voss has represented Panduit before numerous standard development organisations including IEEE802.3, TIA TR42/TR60, IEC and NEMA, and chairs the ODVA Ethernet/IP Physical Layer SIG. His expertise is in Industrial Automation, Building Automation and the Internet of Things, with four decades in control engineering and industrial network architectures.

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