Open source high availability
It is now easier than ever to create high availability systems with POWERLINK. Version 2.2 of the openPOWERLINK stack has all the functions needed to implement master redundancy. The Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG) will be presenting the new stack at the Hannover Messe (Hall 9/Booth F25).
One of the greatest advantages of POWERLINK-based redundancy solutions is the failover speed. “If one controller fails, there is a hot failover to the standby controller within one cycle,” explains Stefan Schönegger, managing director of the EPSG. High availability systems based on POWERLINK are therefore also suited for especially critical applications, such as in the power sector or the shipping and steel industries. SYS TEC Electronic played a significant role in the development of the POWERLINK redundancy solution.
More than 30,000 downloads
Since POWERLINK is based on one hundred percent open source technology, users have maximum freedom when it comes to implementing their redundancy system. They are not bound to any formalities and are completely technologically independent. So far, openPOWERLINK has been downloaded more than 30,000 times from the SourceForge platform. Version 2.2 will be available for download on the openPOWERLINK project page starting in late April: http://sourceforge.net/projects/openpowerlink/.