TSN delivers determinism over standard Ethernet. With TSN, Industrial IoT applications run over the same Ethernet infrastructure as time-critical communications. Manufacturers no longer need to make exceptions for critical control applications. TSN can eliminate silos that block reachability to critical components and can help you to extract real-time data for analytics and business insights.
Industrial IoT applications such as voice, video, and application data streams share the same standards-based network infrastructure without impacting critical control applications.
TSN is based on the work of the IEEE 802.1 TSN working group. To ensure TSN vendor interoperability, Cisco is an active participant in AVnu, a multi-vendor organization that defines interoperability standards for TSN devices, and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC).
The move to digitization and interoperability is underway. With everything connected in a standard way on a shared network infrastructure, organizations can transition to optimization and increased performance.
TSN is available as a software update on the industry-leading Cisco Industrial Ethernet 4000 Series Switches product family.
Cisco IOS Version 15.2(5)E2 or later is required to deploy TSN. All Cisco IE 4000 models support TSN.