The AMP LANSwitch is an industry standard multiport Ethernet switch on the PC/104-Plus form factor. The LANSwitch features a five port 10/100Mbit switch with four external cable connections plus a wired connection to an on-board PCI Ethernet controller.
Unlike an Ethernet hub which broadcasts all messages out of every port, the LANSwitch automatically detects and records where each Ethernet device is located and routes data direct to the appropriate port. This direct wire-speed switching eliminates data collision, significantly reduces unnecessary network traffic and can result in deterministic communications with attached Ethernet devices.
The LANSwitch requires no additional software to support the Ethernet switch and the on board ethernet controller is natively supported by most major operating systems (Windows/Linux/QNX).